Quite a few of Madeleine's books have yet to find homes. I've taken those that remain for safekeeping, and photographed them so that her friends and colleagues can sift through them for any that might be of interest. The photographs are online at http://xcski.com/gallery/MPBooks --- anyone who'd like to have one or more of the books may contact me at email@example.com.
As we prepare for the final stage in our farewell to Maddy and Emily,
burying their ashes in rural Quebec, we would like once again to extend
a welcome and open invitation for you to join us. At this point, we
can just give you some basic information, but as things fall into
place, we will send out more information to those of you who will be
coming. Please rsvp to Elizabeth Garner (firstname.lastname@example.org), who has
once again generously agreed to be our contact point, and we will keep
you in the loop. August is a beautiful time to visit this part of Canada,
so please join us.
Date: Saturday, Aug. 14 - 2:00, followed by some quiet meditation
time, followed by a barbecue supper of Maddy's favorite - lamb.
Where: Rural Quebec, approximately a 2 hour drive from the Ottawa
(Ontario) International Airport (YOW).
Facilities: Lots of room to camp for the weekend, possibility of
renting camping equipment in Ottawa if you are flying in, possibility of
booking a room with a private bathroom in a small resort on a beautiful
private lake "next door" (two kilometres away), possibility of renting
rooms in hotels/motels in Ottawa or nearby towns.
We would love to see you, and share this final stage of Maddy's journey
Love, Jean and Luce
A gathering of Madeleine's friends will be held in Manchester,
Saturday, 17 January, 2004, 2:00 P.M. at the Mark Addy pub in Stanley
Street, Salford. Anyone who considered him/herself a friend of Maddy
is invited to attend.
The Mark Addy is child-friendly until 7:00 P.M.
For those coming by train, Manchester Picadilly is the closest
Please RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, 16 January.
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 http://xcski.com/blogs/maddy . For planning purposes, please indicate your intention to attend by calling Elizabeth Garner, Seattle, (360) 568-7516 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org .