Madeline Ruth Dukes


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful Mother and Grandmother, Madeline Dukes at the age of 93, January 19 2021 at Woodstock General Hospital.

Predeceased by her husband George Dukes (1988).  Mother of Danny (Jackie) and Mike (Marg).  Loving Grandma to Kris (Genna), Eric, Tim (Karyn), Adam (Kristin), Drew (Casey) and six great grandchildren.  Special Aunt to Teresa (George) Knox and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Charles and Lillian (King) Downey and her brother Earl (Shirley) Downey.

Madeline was a kind and gentle soul that lived a full life living in her own apartment, receiving help from her many friends in her building during her final months. Special thanks to Cathy for her care and concern in Madeline’s final days.   Madeline liked nothing better than a good game of cards with her many friends and was known to enjoy a dance or two when the opportunity presented itself. 

Cremation has taken place and Madeline will be laid to rest next to George at Oxford Memorial Cemetery.  When COVID restrictions are lifted, a celebration of Madeline's life will be held. In her memory the family simply asks that you be kind to someone.

Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock, Ontario N4S 3V8 entrusted with arrangements.  


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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, she was a great lady and friend. She will be greatly missed by all.

    Marg & Doug Taylor
  • My sincerest condolences.

    Dorothy Rohrer
  • Dan/ Mike
    Very sorry to hear about your wonderful Mother.

  • Mike and Danny and families
    I was saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing.
    Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your families.
    Muriel Couch, Linda and Dave, Jim, Cheryl and Paul Decoopman

    Muriel Couch
  • Such a beautiful lady. She will be missed. So very sad to hear of her passing. Deepest condolences to the Dukes family.

    Wayne and Sharon Brooks
  • Mrs. Dukes was every inch a lady. I never saw her without a smile and a twinkle in her eye. So sorry for your loss, she will be missed.
    Sharon Lapointe

    Sharon Lapointe
  • Madeline was one of the sweetest ladies I knew. I will truly miss her. She was a real lady right to the end. Sorry for your loss. Niccie Mcdonald

    Niccie McDonald
  • Sorry to hear of Madeline’s passing. She was a good friend to my mother-in-law Madeline Fordham.

    Dorothy Fordham
  • We will miss our dear friend. Lunches and shopping trips will never be the same. Maddie was such a kind and loving person. We will remember her always – Margie & Billy Nadalin & Hilde Boleszczuk

    Margaret Nadalin
  • I am very saddened to hear of Madi’s passing. I will miss her smile, her gentleness, conversations with her and her friendship when she came with Hilde and Margaret to our Trefoil Guild. May God hold you in the palm of His hand, Madi !

    Barb. Hyden
  • I knew Maddie through her close friend Hilde and the Girl Guide Guild. She was a sweet soul. We enjoyed her company on many outings. My sincere sympathy to the family.

    Mignonne Trepanier
  • I am so sorry to hear about Madeline’s passing. She truly was a beautiful soul! Madeline was a good friend of my Mother Gail Wilks ( Inwood) and we all had many enjoyable “girls lunch days” together. She was always so upbeat and enjoyed life to the fullest. Condolences from our family to yours!

    Linda MacLean
  • Michael, Margy; So sorry to hear of your Moms passing Mike. What a wonderful lady you were blessed to have her as your Mom. So many memories of her and George years ago. Another Angel to watch over you all. R.I.P. Madeline 🙏🫂❤️

    Helen Gofton
  • Mike and Dan: Sorry for your loss.

  • Mike, Margy and Family,
    Soo Saddened to Hear of Madelines’ Passing.
    What A Life She Lived!!
    I Have Memories of Her With A Smile!!
    Please Know You All Are In My Thoughts And Prayers
    Take Care And Stay Safe
    Sheila xoxo..

    Sheila Daniels Bes
  • Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother

    Brian Knott
  • Our deepest condolences to all the family Maddie was a very special lady and will be deeply missed R.I.P. our little angel fly high my friend

    Bill and Rita Lewis
  • Our deepest condolences to the family of Madeline. She was a lovely lady who will be missed by her friends at the centre…

    Sending thoughts & prayers,
    Carol, Dave & the staff at C&D Lanes

    Carol & Dave Skillings
  • Maddy was a very special lady and will definitely be missed. Her smile, her kind heart were what we all loved! I remember Maddy when I was very young and she was very kind to me. Maddy’s love and friendship with my sister Cathy was very special. The world needs more ‘Madelines’. RIP sweet lady.

    Suzanne Reeves-Shipp
  • My deepest condolences to Danny and Mike and families. Maddie is so loved by so many. She will be missed. I was proud to have her as my neighbour and friend……

    Gina Newell
  • So sorry for your loss. I will truly miss my special friend. RIP. Maddy. Love you

    Cathy Jollymore

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