Margaret McFadden


Margaret McFadden, a resident of Freedom Village in Bradenton, Fla., passed away on May 22, 2022. Margaret was born May 28, 1936 in Lachute, Quebec the daughter of the late Sharman and Lila Doig.

Marg liked to tell the story about going to grammar school in Quebec by a horse drawn sleigh through fields in the winter, and picking up other farm children along the way. After graduating from high school, and too young to attend nursing school, she taught high school in Rawdon, Quebec for one year where many students were older than she was. She graduated with a nursing degree from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.

She was married to Dr. Donald McFadden for 62 years after meeting him on a blind date in Montreal. They raised their family of three children in Waterville, Maine where Marg was a Cub Scout Den mother, Vestry member and Sunday school teacher at St Mark’s Church and founding member of TOSCA. She was a member of the Waterville Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf and she was a member of the Waterville Antique Club. Marg also enjoyed sailing on their sailboat off the coast of Maine and tennis, but most of all she was an ardent reader. In her adventurous days before having children, she skied Mt Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine and rode the Olympic bobsled run at Lake Placid, N.Y. The family spent many memorable summers at their cottage on Salmon Lake where the children learned to swim, waterski, sail and fish. Eventually, they lived on Snow Pond in Oakland, Maine year-round.

When her children were in college, she obtained a Bachelors degree from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine and also returned to nursing, working for several years as an ICU R.N. at Thayer Hospital in Waterville. Prior to moving to Freedom Village, she lived in Waterlefe Golf & River Club in Bradenton for almost 20 years where she enjoyed playing golf, Mahjongg and the book club.

She is survived by her husband Donald (Mac); her children Kathy Seiden (Jonathan) of Norwalk, Conn., Tim McFadden (Erika) of Chester, N.J., Susan (Sukie) Flinn (John) of Stamford, Conn.; along with grandchildren Elisabeth Seiden, Andrew Seiden, Matthew McFadden, Ella McFadden and stepgrandson James Flinn. Her brother George Doig of Sidney, British Columbia and sister Joyce Monette of Georgetown, Ontario also survive her as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Tidewell Hospice and the wonderful caregivers of Freedom Village for their support and care during Marg’s lingering illness.

Per her request there will be no visitation. She will rest in Lakeview Cemetery, Oakland, overlooking Snow Pond.

Margaret McFadden

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