Madeline Martha Ryan
1934 - 2024
Madeline Martha Ryan
Visitation Information
Thursday, May 30, 2024
Visitation Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
Visitation Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre
Service Information
Service Date
Friday May 31, 2024
Service Time
Service Location
Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Amherst, NS
Burial Information
Burial Date
Friday, May 31, 2024
Burial Location
St. Charles Nativity Cemetery, Amherst, NS
Requested Charity
St. Vincent De Paul Society of Holy Family Parish in Amherst, NS
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It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Madeline Martha Ryan, age 90, of Baddeck, NS, formerly of Amherst, NS. Madeline passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at the Alderwood Rest Home in Baddeck with family by her side. 

Born in St. John’s NFLD, Madeline was a daughter of the late Michael and Clara (Strapp) Murphy.

Madeline was very active in her community of Amherst.  She was a past president of the St. Charles (later Holy Family) Catholic Women’s League.  She was also a member of the St. Vincent De Paul Society of Holy Family Parish.  She was a member of the I.O.D.E as well as a member of the Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. Originally a teacher, in later life she went back to school and became a bookkeeper working for both the Cumberland Catholic Pastoral Center as well as for her husband Dr. Edmond Ryan in this capacity. Madeline was an avid reader and also enjoyed writing her own stories. She was a great lover of music and could frequently be seen enjoying a good book with music playing gently in the background.

Madeline is survived by her daughter, Margaret "Peggy" (Ron) Joiner, Truro, Michelle (Ottawa) and Conor (Jean Ann), Sydney, N.S.  Grandchildren, Meghan, Aislinn and Braeden Joiner as well as Lenayah and Michaela Ryan as well as a Great Granddaughter Olivia.  She is also survived by sister-in-law Ila Murphy and Theresa Ryan as well as special niece Anne Murphy (Chester) and many other nieces and nephews in both Canada and Ireland.  

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Dr. Edmond Ryan as well as siblings, Gerald Murphy, Michael Murphy, Margaret Murphy, Marion (Murphy) McCarthy, and Patrick Murphy.  She is also predeceased by brother in laws Rev. Michael Ryan, James Ryan, Nicholas Ryan, and Kevin McCarthy as well as sister in laws Joan Ryan and Catherine Murphy.  

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visitation will take place Thursday, May 30th, 2024 from 2PM-4PM and 6PM-8PM. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 31st, 2024 at 11:00am at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the St. Charles Nativity Cemetery.

Donations in Madeline’s memory may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society of Holy Family Parish in Amherst, NS.

Sharing of memories and condolences may also be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page

Madeline Martha Ryan