WHITLAW, Laurel Madeline (nee MacDonald) Passed away peacefully at Hamilton Continuing Care on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in her 100th year, with her loving family by her side. Predeceased by her husband Jim (2010). Madeline will be dearly loved and remembered always by her son John (Judy); daughter Lynn (Ray Varey); daughter-in-law Jo-Anne; grandchildren Kelly (Evan Hildreth), Michael (Candice Thomson), Jeremy (Susie), Kerri (Billy Tonnies), Stephanie (Jon Fournier), Candice Montgomery, Lindsay (Sean Cline), David Cruickshanks (Andria), Krystie and Kailey; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces Deborah (James Llewellyn) and Heidi; nephew Michael Whitlaw; niece-in-law Donna Cobb; son-in-law Paul Cruickshanks (Rosemary Coomber) and sisters-in-law Joanne Hicks (Don) and Isabelle Whitlaw. Predeceased by son James Stephen Whitlaw, sister Norma Cobb and nephew David Cobb. Madeline was an artist for over 35 years creating beautiful things that were appreciated by many. She was a volunteer in her community and the loves of her life were her family, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Hamilton Continuing Care for the kindness and care they provided over the last several weeks. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, December 3rd at 11:00 for Madeline's Service at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 23 Melville Street, Dundas. Cremation has taken place and a private burial was held. If you so wish, donations to the Dundas Valley School of Art or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Please sign Madeline's online book of condolence at www.turnerfamilyfuneralhome.com ""Madeline's words of advice. Be happy...Be Good""
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Published in The Hamilton Spectator from Nov. 23 to Nov. 30, 2019.