July 7, 1910 to October 15, 2009
Madge Dickson passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Thursday October 15, 2009. She was born 99 years ago in Usborne Township, a daughter of the late Charles and Lena (Madge) Hackney. Madge was a member of Atwood Presbyterian Church, a former member of the Women's Missionary Society and Maple Leaf Women's Institute. She was an avid supporter of the Leprosy Foundation and spent many hours knitting sweaters for children in developing countries. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Dickson who predeceased her in 1993. Loving mother of Don and his wife Sandy of Collingwood, Janice Purvis of Waterloo and Ross Dickson of Saskatchewan. Special grandmother of James and Wendy Dickson, Darren and Sarah Dickson, Brian and Jennifer Henderson, Susan Henderson and great grandmother of nine. Dear sister of Ida Hackney of Toronto. Fondly remembered by many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Mabel Roger, Margaret Waddell, Laura Strickler and her brother Jim Hackney. Madge's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday October 18, 2009 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Madge's life will be held at Atwood Presbyterian Church on Monday October 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Atwood Presbyterian Church c/o Deanne Metzloff Box 290, Atwood, ON N0G 1B0 or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make A Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity at the above address.