December 18, 2003

Madeleine's Obituary

The following obituary will be appearing in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Ottawa Citizen. As noted in the last paragraph, RSVPs for the memorial service should be sent to Elizabeth Garner.


Dr. Madeleine Judith Cecelia Page, on December 15, 2003, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Madeleine (Maddy) Page, was born in England in 1945, educated at York University, Toronto, Canada, Harvard and Widener University in Philadelphia where she received her doctorate in Psychology.

Madeleine became a psychologist later in life after a successful career in organizational consulting in Ottawa, Canada. Undertaking a doctorate in her fifties was a challenge, but also the fulfillment of an enduring commitment to understanding and contributing to healing people through compassionate psychotherapy. She had a gift for seeing the essence and possibilities in people and sharing it with wit and empathy.

She was passionate about many things: animals, of which she had many, gardening, neighborhoods, coffee, music and reading in a wide spectrum. These interests were the source of her wide circle of friends. A celebration of her life will be held at the Ethical Society, 1906 South Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia on Jan. 10 at 2:00 p.m. Further information is available at . For planning purposes, please indicate your intention to attend by calling Elizabeth Garner, Seattle, (360) 568-7516 or e-mailing .

Posted by angus at December 18, 2003 10:15 PM

I read Maddy's blog. It sounded like the poor lady went through hell. To make a long story short, I'm concerned I have stomach cancer. Am having an endoscopy the first week of January. Frankly, after reading what Maddy went through should I be diagnosed with cancer I wouldn't want any treatment, just palliative measures.

Posted by: SharkHunter at January 2, 2004 10:53 PM

Madeline was for many years a friend in the dog park. I remember her as a bright light every day that I saw her. I did not know she was sick, as my dog died last year, and I have been out of that loop. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to have read the journal entries, and am sad that I could not have been there for her at all in these last weeks. It sounds like she was surrounded with such loving people, and that is more than anyone could ever expect for themselves. I thank all of you for allowing me to share her last weeks in writing, and I am expecting to attend the memorial service on the 10th of Jan. Vicky Gold

Posted by: Vicky Gold at December 31, 2003 10:28 AM
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