Sunday, September 20, 2020

Madeline Emery of Wallaceburg

We sadly announce the passing of our loving mother and grandmother, Madeline Phoebe Emery (nee Benninger) on August 13, 2020 in her 92nd year, at Village on the Thames, with her daughter Karen by her side.

A lifelong resident of Wallaceburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Ellen (Lozon) Benninger.

Loving wife of 47 years to the late Douglas Emery, she showed incredible strength after his passing in 2005.

Beloved mother to Kathy (Mark) Zalewski of Ancaster, Karen Emery of Chatham, Lynne Steele of Burlington and Michael Emery of Wallaceburg.

Cherished Grandma to Dayna (Wayne) Williams, Amber Williams, Ian (Heather) Wicks Alexandra Zalewski and Ryan Steele. Adoring great grandmother to Luke Wicks. Sister-in-law of Alma Emery.

Madeline was predeceased by her siblings George (Vera) Benninger, Veronica Benninger, Helen (Fern) Beaulieu, Francis Benninger, and siblings-in-law Phyllis (Glen) Wilson, Bernice (Herman) Lozon, Earl (Thora) Emery, Lorne Emery, John Emery and Orville Emery.

She was a devoted, lifelong member of Our Lady Help or Christians Parish and a 60 year member of the Catholic Women’s League.

Over the years she loved her daily routine of morning coffee with friends at McDonald’s and Harvey’s and loved playing Shufflebowl at the residence.

A heartfelt thank you to the caring staff of Village on the Thames for their love and compassion to mom these past three years, especially those with a special bond with Madeline.

The late Madeline Emery is resting at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg.

Visitation will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 10-11 am followed by a funeral mass at 11am.

A private family interment will take place in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we are asking reservations for visitation and the Mass be made by calling the funeral home (519-627-2861).

Masks are mandatory.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the C.N.I.B. or the M.S. Society may be left at the funeral home.

With allergies to fragrances we are kindly asking everyone to keep the church scent free.

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