Madge, Carolyn (nee Edler)

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Madge, Carolyn, (nee Edler) of Hanna, Ab. slipped peacefully into the arms of Jesus at the age of 86 with her husband by her side.
She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Douglas W. Madge, of Hanna.
She leaves her children Verna (Fred Graham), Thelma (Lorne Ten Hove), Sheila (Tim Martin), Steven Madge (Helen Davidson), Doneta Madge (Tim Platten), and Wilfred Madge.
She also leaves her grandchildren Bradley Graham (Glenda), Heather Graham, Cayla Martin, Shawn Martin (Britany – and soon to be great-grandson), Brianna Madge, Tyler Madge, Benjamin Platten, and Sophia Platten, as well as siblings David Edler, Mabel Edler, John Edler (Margaret), and Tom Edler (Beverly), and cousins, nephews and nieces.
Carolyn was predeceased by her parents, a sister and brother-in-law, and a nephew.
She was immensely proud of her family.Carolyn was devoted to the Lord and showed it by her cheerfulness despite life’s difficulties, demonstrating that she drew her strength from a deeper source.
Carolyn was a woman of many talents. She sewed her children’s outfits, crocheted items and later produced numerous beautiful quilts.
She was also musical: besides playing hymns or classical pieces on the piano and organ, she sang duets with her husband on occasion.
She lived a full life and worked hard for her family and friends, showing her love by sharing her delicious jams, jellies and baked goods.
She also had a green thumb, growing a variety of indoor flowers and plants as well as tending to her thriving garden.
Last, but not least, she loved reading books and served for many years as librarian of the Rosebud Church and in the Marigold Library System in Rockyford, Ab.
Carolyn received her degree in nursing, but after four months she traded her nursing career dream for that of being a full-time mother and wife, which she never regretted.
However, her nursing skills were never wasted, as her children can testify.
Later, as the children were leaving home, she worked as a teacher’s aide in several Hutterite colonies in the area.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the Foothills Hospital in Calgary and Hanna Health Services for their care and support, especially over the past year.
A celebration of Carolyn’s life was held Mon. Dec. 19, at the Rosebud Community Church, Rosebud, Ab.
Interment took place at the Rosebud Cemetery.
If desired, donations may be made to the Rosebud School of the Arts, Box 654, Rosebud, Alberta, T0J 2T0, or The Gideons, Box 3619, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2 in her memory.
Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Hanna, entrusted with arrangements. 403-854-2758,

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