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MADILL: Ray Mark Madill, beloved husband of Joan, passed away at the Minnedosa Health Centre on June 17, 2021 at the age of 82 years. A funeral service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Ray may be made to the Boyd Cemetery, the Minnedosa Health Foundation, or a charity of your choice. White's Funeral Home – Minnedosa, in care of arrangements.

As published in Brandon Sun on Jun 19, 2021

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Our sincere condolences to Joan and family. Mr. Madill was our teacher, friend and mentor throughout our younger years. He not only taught us well but left lifelong memories that have been with us both throughout the years. Loretta's memories include Mr. Madill spending time with her parents on the farm. His vain attempts at repairing a chicken watering pail and ending up buying a new one for her mother along with trips in his beautiful 59 Cadillac. I remember the wonderful times Mr. Madill would play music on the piano at the Old Alexander School. How that floor would vibrate to the beat of the tunes as he played. Interestingly I was taking music lessons at the time but Mr. Madill's songs were so much more interesting that I skipped out of my music lessons and learned to play the pop tunes by ear which I still do to this day. Several years ago we were both at a car show in Souris when we saw a car like Mr. Madill's. Could it be?? We found the current owner and to our delight he told us yes it was the stunning Cadillac that had made such an impression on so many years ago. How wonderful to see it again! Thank you for the memories Mr. Madill, rest in peace. - Posted by: Loretta (James) and Wes Williamson (Students) on: Jul 19, 2021

  • What a great loss. Condolences to Joan and each member of the family. Ray was a true friend to so many; he had such a positive impact on so many lives. It was a privilege to know him. I enjoyed hearing him share his life experiences. He will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Elwin and Elaine Kettner (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2021

  • Our condolences to Joan and her family. Knew Ray many years ago. Remember the big convertible he drove around Alexander. Quite a character! - Posted by: Darlene Van Mulligen (Preston) (Friend) on: Jun 30, 2021

  • Reading the tributes made me wonder how many lives Ray touched. So many found good fortune in being part of his life. He had endless time for everyone and made one feel special. Ray was always full of fun and no matter what the day was like left a smudge of happiness for every one in the room. He was a rare person who led us all forward on our separate journeys. Deepest sympathy to all the family for their loss Jan Riddick - Posted by: Janice Riddick (Former student) on: Jun 27, 2021

  • I was so very fortunate to have had Ray Madill as my grade 6, 7, and 8 teacher at Grey School in Clanwilliam, Manitoba. He was a fine teacher and so much more. Thanks to Mr. Madill, I was more than prepared for grade nine in Minnedosa. Ray was an exceptional teacher and mentor. He treated each pupil with caring and respect. During my grade eight year, a young boy from our class passed away. Mr. Madill wept with the class. He was an example for us all. Ray was also full of fun. He would play the piano and take us for rides in his Cadillac. He let us listen to the World Series on the classroom radio. Thank you Mr. Madill for the impact you had on so many young lives. Sheila O'Brien (former student) - Posted by: Sheila O'Brien (Former Student) on: Jun 23, 2021

  • Wonderful memories of Mr Madill as our teacher and principal in Alexander. He literally made the old school house shake as he sang “Blueberry Hill” while pounding out the tune on the piano & tapping his feet on the floor. The joy he shared with a warm & welcoming smile and a hold of your hands. The big old white convertible suited him to a tee.❤️ - Posted by: Bonnie Smeaton (Parks) (Student) on: Jun 21, 2021

  • I am sorry to learn of Ray's passing. When I was a kid, Ray was the coolest guy ever! RIP. - Posted by: Glen Crawley (Friend) on: Jun 20, 2021

  • Ray was teacher a mentor for me and my brothers and sisters. A great friend to my parents. Sing alongs at our house in Alexander camping at Sny creek with the scouts and fishing trips in northern Manitoba. I am so happy that I phoned him a month ago and got caught up with him on everything. Will miss him. - Posted by: John mcmanes (Student ) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • I’m so very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was my grade eight teacher in Alexander, and he made learning so much fun! I remember the way he would sit at the piano and play the pop songs for all he was worth, encouraging us to dance with him. He had that “ hot” white convertible…. It was a red letter day when he gave us girls a ride in it! He took us on field trips and made our lives exciting. I’m so sad I won’t get to see him again. He was a teacher extraordinaire! - Posted by: Helen Friesen (Former student) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • To the Madill family, So sad to read about the passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather! I have so good memories of Ray! My prayers and thoughts are will all the family! Linda Bertram! - Posted by: Linda Bertram (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

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