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 (Co-owner of Elm Flower Shoppe, Elmvale)

Passed away at Parry Sound, Ontario. on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Madeline Hobson, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald William Hobson (59 years). Dear mother of Jamie who lives in Parry Sound and has a son Ryan who has a daughter Gemmani.
Greg lives in Parry Sound and is married to Karen  and has three children, Shelby, Matthew and Alyssa.
Terry lives in Parry Sound is married to Susan and has two children - E.J. and Katherine.
Cheryl lives in Midland and is partner (#1 Boss) and floral designer at the Elm Flower Shoppe in Elmvale. Cheryl is married to Wayne Dorion and they have a pet dog named Casey. Madeline will be forever in our hearts.
Daughter of the late Herbert and Cleo Van Luven and pre-deceased by a brother E.J.
Madeline will also be fondly remembered by her many relatives, friends and business associates.

Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.

Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 23 at 11 a.m. followed by reception at the Funeral Home.

Spring interment Lakeview Cemetery, Midland.

Memorial Donations to the Ontario Horticultural Society or the local Horticultural Society near you.

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Elm Flower Shoppe
52 Yonge St., S
Elmvale, Ontario
L0L 1P0
Tel: 705-322-1550

  • Sunday School Metropolitan Church
  • Ladies Algro Group
  • St. Paul's Sunday School, Nursery, Midland
  • Ladies Auxiliary Boy Scouts
  • Midland Horticultural Society
  • Youth Group, Executive, President 3x
  • Civic Improvement, etc.
  • Introduced geranium as emblem
  • Helped in producing the first year book
  • Service Certificate - Life Member
  • OHA District 16 - District Director 6 years - conducted 1st judging school co-ordinator
  • OHA President 1986 - 87
  • Judging Standards Book
  • Youth Manual
  • Directors Manual
  • Past Chair person president council
  • OHA District 18 - 1st Judge School Co-ordinator
  • Demonstrated all aspects of Horticultural Christmas design shows
  • President parry Sound Horticultural Society - Various Committees, Civic Improvement
  • Community in Bloom Parry Sound
  • Co-founder of Elmvale & District Horticultural Society


  • District Award for district 16 & 18
  • OHA 95th Anniversary Person of the Year
  • Silver Medal OHA – 1991
  • Trillium Aaward - 1999


  • Jeffrey’s Hardware Store
  • Automatic Paper Box
  • City Buick Pontiac Ltd.
  • Rummney Steel
  • Metropolitan church Books
  • Alex Service Centre
  • Binus & Garett Custom Broker
  • Balm Beach Golf Course
  • Partner Elm Flower Shoppe 1978 - 2016



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