Madeline E. (Mersereau) Charlton went peacefully into the arms of her Saviour at York Care Centre, Fredericton, NB on January 19, 2020, at the age of 98. Born in Juvenile, Sunbury County, NB, on August 12, 1921, she was the wife of the late Harry Charles Charlton.
Madeline leaves behind her daughter-in-law, Faye Charlton of Fredericton, NB; grandchildren, Karen Cliff (Steven) of Fredericton and Mark Charlton (Patricia) of Halifax, NS; great-grandchildren, Amber Cliff and Chelsea Cliff and Eldora Charlton; sister-in-law, Marion Mersereau of Hoyt, NB; brother-in-law, Harry Butler of Hoyt, NB; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband, Harry, Madeline was predeceased by her son, Gerald Charlton (Oct. 11, 2019); infant daughter, Grace Ann; parents, Raymond and Elsie (Kirkpatrick) Mersereau; brothers, Lawrence, Kenneth and Ralph Mersereau; sisters, Gertrude Charlton and Annie McClusky. Madeline was the last remaining member of her immediate family.
Madeline loved baking, knitting, quilting, reading her Bible, going to yard sales, and spending time with family and friends. She especially cherished time spent with her great-granddaughters. She was a caregiver to many friends and neighbours, helping them in any way she could.
Special thanks to the staff at York Care Centre as well as her care workers Kathy, Ruth, Anne Marie, Lynda, and Annette. Your kindness and compassion will not be forgotten.
Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home, 160 York St., on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 12:00-2:00 pm. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel beginning at 2:30 pm. Rev. Ken Charlton will officiate. Interment will take place in Fredericton Rural Cemetery in the spring. For those who wish, donations in Madeline’s memory can be made to the York Care Foundation.