Capt Gordon Madge (Ret'd), RCE

    • RCE Badge circa 1937 - 1952

    We regret to advise of the recent death of Captain Gordon Hunter Madge, RCE (Ret'd) on 23 August 2001 in Toronto at the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in his 85th year.

    Lieutenant Madge joined the 5th Field Company October 1941 as one of it's original officers. Gordon was an American citizen who came to Canada to join in the war against Germany. Gordon took command of 3 Platoon and led his platoon during the invasion of Normandy at Courselles-Sur-Mer, continuing through France, Belgium and Holland. He commanded as platoon officer until December 1944 when he was SOS due to illness. After the war, Gordon returned to work in the US and then came back to Canada upon retirement.

    Funeral Service took place in Toronto at the Chapel of St. James the Less 635 Parliament Street on Tuesday, August 28. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of Canada at 4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316, Toronto M2P 2A9 or the Salvation Army at 1645 Warden Avenue, Toronto M1R 5B3.