RILEY, Madelane Cecile
December 29, 2023

Madelane Cecile Riley, born June 29, 1933, passed away on December 29, 2023. She was the cherished daughter of the late Kenneth and Cecile Riley and the oldest sibling to Raymond (Margaret), Diane (the late Earl), the late Bruce (Normand) and Larry (the late Sharon).
She was married to the late Lawrence Cooney, and they had five children: Garry (June), Ross, the late Deborah, Gale, and the late Mark.

Madelane was a proud grandmother to Gregory, Cathy, Andrea (Robert), Allison (Gord) and Nancy (Carl) and a great-grandmother to 20, and a great-great-grandmother to 3 with two more expected in 2024.

Devoting her life to helping others, Madelane was honored with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012.

A celebration of her life will take place at Voluntas Funeral Home, 4695 St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9H 2A7, on Saturday, January 13, 2024. Condolences welcomed between 1-3 p.m. Service to follow at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to WIAIH or Rosie Animal Adoption would be greatly appreciated.

May her memory bring comfort and inspiration to all who knew her.

Celebration of Life

Voluntas Funeral Home

4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9H 2A7

Saturday, January 13, 2024, 1-3 p.m.


Voluntas Funeral Home

4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9H 2A7

Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 3 p.m.

7 responses

  1. Cindy and Doug Kanis

    January 3, 2024 at 1:59 pm

    Gale, your Mom will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Her great sense of humour and dry wit kept my classes in stitches. She was a special lady to Doug and I as well and we are sad to have lost her ❤️

    • Glenn Pushman and Lucie Sauvageau

      January 8, 2024 at 1:50 pm

      Our deepest condolences to Madelane’s family on her passing. We knew her through her involvement with Kiwanis, especially at district conventions.
      She was always cheerful and had a great sense of humour. She will be missed by the many Kiwanians who knew her. Glenn and Lucie

  2. June and Garry Cooney

    January 4, 2024 at 7:54 pm

    Madelane had an incredible spirit and everyone who met her was impressed with her ‘joie de vivre’! She was a wonderful mother who loved all her children and she was also a great mother-in-law. We always enjoyed her visits and were sad when she was unable to make the trip to Arizona in recent years. She was an awesome house guest and so enjoyable to have around! We are happy that we were able to attend her 90th birthday celebration and spend time with her during our visit! Incredible spirit! Love you Mom! ❤️

  3. Johanne Michaud-Roy

    January 6, 2024 at 4:51 pm

    C’est avec le plus grand plaisir, et le plus grand respect que j’étais honoré de faire à tous les semaines les cheveux à Madelane elle m’a laissé entrer dans sa bulle. Elle m’a confié ses états d’âme,et était une femme forte et courageuse et formidable je ne l’oublierai jamais.Repose en paix mon amie , et mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille ❤️‍Johanne Roy

  4. Diane Riley (Kelly)

    January 7, 2024 at 3:09 pm

    I am very touched of the passing of my Sister. We used talk to each other a often on the phone. I was shocked when I got the phone call of her passing. We already miss her we also travelled together. Sh will be in a better place and no more suffering. Also missed by Patricia and Micheal Kelly.

  5. Lynn Courville

    January 8, 2024 at 2:39 pm

    Even though I only knew her for the short 5 years, it seems like she’s been in my life much longer. I loved how she welcomed me into the family with a big hug. I truly felt part of her amazing Riley family.
    I enjoyed reading her daily messages, even if I didn’t always respond, it was a nice way to start my day.
    I’m so sorry that I’ll be missing her celebration of life, but I’ll be thinking of all of you.
    Love to all

  6. Jag Narasimhadevra

    January 12, 2024 at 3:13 pm

    I extend my deepest condolences for the loss of our dear friend Madeleine. Her remarkable contributions to the Kiwanis organization and the 25 years of friendship we shared will be cherished forever. She was truly an accomplished person, and her presence will be greatly missed


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