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Visitation

Visitation by appointment on Tuesday, December 7 from 3-6 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. RSVP on Eventbrite or by phone, 519-433-7253. Masks, proof of full vaccination status, along with government issued ID are required for those 12 years of age and older in order to attend the funeral home visitation and service.

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Service

The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, December 8 at 11 am. Masks, proof of full vaccination status, along with government issued ID are required for those 12 years of age and older in order to attend the funeral home visitation and service.

Donations

Memorial contributions to the Learning Disabilities Association of London Region (303 Richmond St. Unit 205, London, ON N6B 2H8, www.LDALondon.ca ), Colborne St. United Church (711 Colborne Street, London, Ontario N6A 3Z4, www.Colborne711.org ) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Click DONATIONS at the right side of your computer screen to place an online contribution.

 

Madeline Hardy

Death Notice

HARDY, Madeline - The family of Madeline Isobel Hardy, Ed.D., LL.D. announces her peaceful death on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Amica, London. Madge was the beloved wife of the late Dr. J. Grant McMurray and the dear only sister of the late Shirley M. McNair of London. She was the daughter of the late Homer and Bella (Corsaut) Hardy of London Township. She is survived by her nephew John McNair and his wife Deborah of St. Marys and their sons Kenneth (Dayna) and William (Shannon O’Connor). Also surviving are her niece Dr. Susan McNair and her husband Dr. Edward Mac Neil and their daughters Margaret and Clara of London. Dear great-great aunt of Cole, Wyatt, Thomasin, and Jack. Madge will also be remembered by the McMurray family.

Madeline had a long and distinguished career in all levels of public education, her passion being children with special needs. She was a professor at both Western and York Universities. She earned a BSc from Columbia University in New York, an Ed.D. from the University of Toronto, and was awarded an LL.D. by York University. She served as Director of the former London Board of Education and was quoted as follows: “As a teacher, children were my joy; as an administrator, they were my inspiration.” Madeline participated actively in a host of voluntary activities - local, national, and international. She had been a member of Colborne St. United Church since 1961.

Visitation by appointment on Tuesday, December 7 from 3-6 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. RSVP on Eventbrite (see link under "Visitation" on this page), or by phone, 519-433-7253. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, December 8 at 11 am. Masks, proof of full vaccination status, along with government issued ID are required for those 12 years of age and older in order to attend the funeral home visitation and service. Private interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Learning Disabilities Association of London Region, Colborne St. United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Condolences may be emailed to info@harrisfuneralhome.ca