Madeline Tedford

A photo of Madeline Tedford


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Tuesday May 14, 2019
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday May 13, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Madeline Tedford, much loved wife of the late Hubert “Sam” Tedford passed away at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Wednesday May 8, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Madeline was one of nine children born to the late Pharilda and Benjamin Mortier and is survived by two sisters Irma King and Margaret DeWitte. She was predeceased by her sisters Cecile, Edna and Martha as well as her brothers Leo, Oscar and Al.

Madeline was the mother of Louise Tedford, Marie Parent (Craig), Pete Tedford (Christine) and the late Carol Tedford, all of whom she instilled wisdom and values to become the strong and independent adults she was very proud of. She became “Big Gram” to four grandchildren; Jason (Ashleigh), Jessica (Matt), Jalen (Alexis) and the late Devin, all of whom she spoiled and loved dearly along with her great-grandchildren Abby, Peyton, Gage, Parker and Georgia and the late Cody and her step-grandchildren Holly and Taylor. Madeline was so looking forward to her soon to be seventh great grandson Hudson. She had a special bond with many nieces and nephews.

Madeline and Sam farmed for many years on Fargo Road which is where they raised their children. After their retirement they moved into Blenheim where they were greeted by neighbours who she appreciated very much. She was a candy connoisseur who appreciated a good movie, a good game of cards at the Blenheim Seniors Centre and watching her grandchildren’s sporting events. Most of all she loved her family who she made sure never went home hungry and who she always made sure the pole light was on for them to be safe as they left.

Friends and family are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Monday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. for visitation. A Funeral Service for Madeline will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.   Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with Sam.

Friends wishing to remember Madeline with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice where Madeline was well cared for in her final days.

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The Ted ford's were very good neighbour's. My condolences to the family. Darrell

Deepest condolences from Madeline 's Belgian cousin Martha ' s daughter.

Dearest Marie and family. I remember your mother well from our days together long ago at Standard Trust Company. My deepest condolences on Madeline's passing. May she rest in peace. Madeline will always be remembered for bringing laughter and light to many people in the Blemheim community.

Marie and Family I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.Your Mom is a Beautiful Angel.xo

Louise, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Nicole

My sincere sympathy, Louise, to you and all the family.

Louise , Please accept my condolences on the passing of your Mother. I am sure you have many wonderful memories to help you through this difficult time.

My deepest condolences to you Marie Parent and your entire family for the loss of your mother ... my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time... god bless ... heaven gained his newest angel .... xoxo

Marie and family, I am so sorry to her of your mothers passing , your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Marie, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a great Mom. I have fond memories of you and your family. Rose Trozzi

Our deepest condolences from our family to yours. We have witnessed the Vella's talk about all the family filled joyful memories over the years. Let those thoughts be the light now to carry you throughout these emotional times. 💔💔💔

May you find comfort in your precious memories. Thinking of you all. Ted and Brenda Rumble.

Louise, I'm so sorry to read about your Mom's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family members during this time of great loss. Sincerely, Val Johnston ( Hugh's daughter)

Jalen and the Tedford family I am sending you our deepest condolences in the passing of your Gramma Madeline. May she rest peacefully and have no more challenging health issues. Sincerely Barb / Charlie Cowell

Our sincere sympathy to the Tedford family as well as Madeline's fond grand and great-children. Our thoughts are with you all at this time of grief.

Louise, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs. Rose Marie (Walker)

Thinking of the Tedford family. I have fond memories of Mrs. Tedford - a very nice lady.

Marie, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May she " Rear in Peace "

So sorry to hear of the passing of big gram, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her, it was with great pleasure I met her and passed on one of my recepies for a summer salad . Prayers and hugs for all the family at this very sad time.

So sorry for your loss. Leslie

Very Sorry

So soŕry to hear of Madeline's passing. She had so many friends at the Blenheim Senior Centre . She had such a kind heart and loved a rousing game of pepper. Her favourite saying was "It's only game". We will truly miss her.

Louise, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Caley

My condolences prayers hugs and love sent to the family of a wonderful, always smiling, funny, witty, very awesome lady...Big Gram was a bright light for many on dull days and always had something funny to say to make everyone smile. It was a pleasure knowing her for the amount of time I have. God bless the family and may they find comfort for their hearts. May they find love and support in their families and friends and share great memories of a wise wonderful soul. Xoxo

My condolences the whole family. Growing up with Jason then later working with Pete, my thoughts are with you all during this tough time.

Pete and Christine my condolences. Thoughts and prayers to all.

Pete and family my condolences to you for the loss of your mom, she was a very special lady. She always said hello with a huge smile. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

My heartfelt condolences in yoyr loss. Madeline was such a sweetheart and fantadtic neigjbor and good friend to mom. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Hugs ......Linda & Carol

So sorry for yourvliss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories for many years to come.