It is with great sadness that the family of Robert James (Jim) Madge announce his passing on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, in his 87th year. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Clive and Beatrice, and his sister Dorothy. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 54 years Claire, sons Jeffrey (Terri-Lynn), Trevor (Heather) and Andrew (Inez), and grandsons, David, Theo, and Henry. He will also be missed by his sisters and brothers-in-law Lois (Vianney/deceased), Andrea (Dominico), Guy (Linda/deceased) and Jocelyne (John/deceased) as well as his numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and acquaintances.
Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Jim studied Law at Osgoode Hall in Toronto, after graduating from Victoria College (UofT). Upon being called to the bar he worked as a solicitor for Canadian Pacific Limited for over 34 years, having previously worked in the CP railyards each summer as a student from the age of 16.
Jim will be remembered for his dedication to his family and friends, his generosity and calmness, his love of reading, his sense of humour, being a great storyteller, and his tenacity in practicing the law.
Jim was a great lover of animals. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be directed to the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy. https://www.wildlifeconservancy.ca/donate
Visitation will be held on Saturday October 9 between 3:30pm and 5:30pm at Turner & Porter (2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga). Due to the restrictions still in place surrounding COVID-19, attendance at the visitation is limited; to register, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: