Patricia Ballantyne

Marjorie Patricia Ballantyne (Site 139)

Patricia Ballantyne passed away peacefully at her home in Collingwood on June 12, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, James F. Ballantyne and sisters Burleigh Leishman, Joan Redfern and cousin Adam Zimmerman, she is survived by her loving sister Dossé Matthews.

She leaves behind her seven children and their spouses Michael, Kelly (Joe Killoran), Charles (Shirley), James (Mary Anne), Tom, Anna (Peter Ilnyckyj), Gretchen (Max Staines), her 13 grandchildren, Mac (Heather), Charley, Michelle, Brittani, Kati, Sarah. James, Carly, Ali, Jacquie, Maddie, Annie, Chloe and her great grandson Mason Killoran.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the compassionate care of Chartwell staff and the Right At Home caregivers, Joanne, Sylvia, Sarah, Donna and Michelle who tenderly cared for our mother in her final days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. As were her wishes, a private family service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.

A full obituary can be found at: 



2017 Spring Newsletter

The 2017 Spring Newsletter in now available on the Madclub website. This is a reduced resolution version -- 2.7 MB in size.  It can be accessed via the "Newsletters" tab on the secondary navigation menu at the bottom of any website page, or directly at: .

A full resolution version -- 45.5 MB -- has been uploaded to the Madclub's DropBox, and can be made available on request to .


New Electronic Newsletters (G-Bay Assoc. and G-Bay Forever)

The Georgian Bay Association and Georgian Bay Forever have converted their regular newsletters to user friendly electronic versions that can be accessed on a special page of the GBA website specifically for Madawaska Club members.

Members are encouraged to visit this site to learn about important subjects such as the latest on OPP and emergency response on the Bay, how to become a Guardian of the Bay, and new rules about Invasive Species and Phragmites control. Plus there are many articles that are of interest for summer readers such as the history of Georgian Bay lighthouses, part 2 of Karl Schiefer's presentation on the unique ecosystems of Georgian Bay and a case study on rescuing a coastal wetland.

If you would still prefer a paper copy of either of these newsletters they will be available at the Go Home Library throughout the summer.

Jocelyn (Joey) Lee (Site 46)

LEE, Jocelyn M. 'Joey' (nee Hodge)

Joey died peacefully on May 4 in Toronto. She is survived by husband Professor Douglas Lee, and children James, Mary (Stephen Patterson), Peggy (Dylan van der Schyff), and Eric, (Rebecca Morton). She leaves grandchildren Dexter and Curtis van der Schyff, Jocelyn and Laura Patterson and Claire and Lucie Lee-Coudouel. Joey also leaves her dearest friend Ann MacIntosh Duff and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews in Canada and the United States.

Joey is predeceased by her sister Margaret (Peggy) Hodge Leake of Bennington, VT (Richard), foster sister Nancy Fraser Brooks (Vernon), and foster brothers Dr. Donald Fraser Jr. (Sally Miller) and Ian Fraser (Kathleen Wittick).

Doug and the family offer heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Christie Gardens for their consistently dedicated care. At her request, Joey's remains will support medical education at the University of Toronto. A memorial will be held at a date to be established. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that donations be made to the Christie Gardens Foundation or other deserving charity.

A full obituary can be found at


Sheila MacFeeters

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Sheila MacFeeters, on April 6, 2017, at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia. Originally diagnosed with brain cancer in 2009, Sheila defied her medical prognosis and although there were many setbacks as her illness progressed, she and husband Michael enjoyed their life together on Lake Couchiching, ably assisted by family, friends and caregivers.

Friends are invited to join the family to celebrate her life at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Visitation Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto (east gate entrance, north of St. Clair Ave, 416-485-5572) on Tuesday, April 18 at 11:30 A.M., followed by a reception in the Visitation Centre.

Memorial donations to MacFeeters Hamilton Centre for Neuro-Oncology Fund at the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

A full obituary can be found at:

Board Meeting Summaries

The summaries for the January and February board meetings have been posted to the website.

Look for them at or via the "MAD CLUB: Directors Meetings" menu item at the top of any website page.  [If these are not visible, click on the three short horizontal lines near the top right corner of the page to expand the menu.]

Jack "Jackie" Legault (April 3, 1941 - March 13, 2017)

With great sadness we note the passing of Jack Legault, former owner of Georgian Bay Landing, after a lengthy and painful battle with cancer.

 Jack entered into rest at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Judy (nee Longlad). Predeceased by his parents Alphonse and Irene Legault. Dear brother of Norma Budarick (Lawrence), Veronica McDermott (Mike) and the late Ethel Legault. Devoted father figure to Ashly Dorion (Steve) and Adam Cole (Dana). Grandpa Jack to MacKinly and Lexi Dorion. He is fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Jackie's life will be held at the Waubaushene Legion, 26 Willow Street on Saturday, April 22nd from 1-4 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to Sick Kids Foundation or the Georgian Bay Hunters and Anglers would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to LeClair Cremation Centre