Obituary of Raymond Edward Madden
Wearing his favourite Irish cap, at home and surrounded by his loving wife and children on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at the age of 78. As a family we are incredibly saddened to announce the passing of a quiet, loving, brilliant man. Ray was the loving husband and best friend of Shirley (nee Boal), wonderful father to Sheri Madden (Jeff Day) and Chris Madden (Terri). He was the proud grandfather of Liam and Logan Day and Raeley and Taryn Madden. Ray was born on September 30, 1943 in Almonte and was the youngest of 10 children to Loretta (Hogan) and John Madden. He was a teacher, an athlete, a coach, a businessman and a believer in fairness, equality, learning and teamwork. He had a passion for sports, music, travel, history, education and his family and friends. We will miss everything about him, each and every day. Our family would like to thank the Bayshore nurses and Dr. Kristen Church for their compassionate care and support and the many friends and family who gave us love and support throughout Ray's illness. There will be a visitation taking place at Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow in the Chapel on Monday, at 1:00 p.m. Due to current Covid restrictions, the family are asking all those attending must show proof of vaccination, along with government issued photo ID to gain entry to any and all of the events for Ray. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Champions For Kids, Upper Canada District School Board.