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With deep sorrow, we announce the death of Madelyn Mary Manley, nee Murphy, on Monday, July 4, 2011 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Born to Cecil and Mary Murphy on May 10, 1922, she was their first of five children.

Madelyn is leaving brother, Basil and sister, Rosemary, both of Halifax, N.S.

Mom grew up on Oxford Street, went to schools not far from home and, after graduating, went to Miss Murphy’s Business School, established and still operating today under her Aunt Teresa’s name.

Simpsons’ was where she began her working career in the accounting department.

John and Madelyn were united in marriage on Oct. 20, 1943 in St Teresa’s Parish, Halifax. Toward war’s end, they moved to Winnipeg, Man., where John received his air force discharge.

Their daughter, Rosemary, was born in Winnipeg and she, along with husband, Edward, and their two children, Ashlyn and Stephen, survive, along with sisters-in-law, Elizabeth (Cecil), Elsie (Al), and Betty (Don); close cousin, Marie; and many nieces and nephews, with special mention to Godchild, Cathy, and Paddy, a chosen “niece.”

Farewell, as well, to friends made along the way.

Mom was predeceased by John on Sept. 24, 1982; infant grandchild, Stephen Edward; brother, Cecil; sister, Ruth; brothers-in-law, Bill, Doug, and Allan; and sister-in-law, Jeanette.

Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, with Fr. Frances Pudicherry officiating.

CWL members will form an honourary guard.

A private interment will be held.

The honourary pallbearers will be Paddy and John van Herksen, Diane Revus, Linda Flemming, Micaela Jensen, Tara Langtry, Della Baraniuk, and Monique Strain.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the ER department at La Verendrye General Hospital, or St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Vigil Candle Stand c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.

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“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”