Elaine Louise Waddington (Née Robinson)

Funeral Service: Monday, November 20, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Chapel Service
Shiva: Monday, November 20, 2023 to
Monday, November 20, 2023

Café Santropol, 3990 Saint-Urbain St., Montreal, H2W 1T7
Shiva Details:
An informal shiva will be held on November 20 at 5:00 p.m. 
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch Cemetery
If you are unable to attend the funeral service in person, you may join it virtually on Monday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m.: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI44-JAG5dCDIjw49YmbZig/lives

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Leslie Olson - 16 days ago

What a beautiful life she had. My deep condolences to all family and friends. I hope thinking of her amazing life with so much joy and so many meaningful accomplishments will bring you some inner peace and joy. Leslie

Arlene Greenberg - 17 days ago

Elaine and I first met as colleagues in the late 70’s when I became the medical librarian at the JGH. I was always amazed at the energy Elaine had and the deep commitment she brought to whatever she did. We became friends as well as colleagues and I so appreciated the uniqueness of her. She will be missed. My condolences to Elaine’s family and nay her memory be a blessing.

Mark Boyd - 17 days ago

I first met Elaine some 50 years ago when I was first appointed to the Obstetric Gynecologic staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital. She was the Department Ligrarian but we all recognized that that description did not really describe her role in the Department. Dr. Maughan, the Chairman of the Department always said that she was the best appointment that he will ever have made during his tenure at McGill. For myself, I gained from our friendship in unbelievable ways. Firstly, she was a super editor. I soon learned that I should not publish anything without asking her to revise it, correct my mistakes and return it immeasurably improved. I also learned that I did best when I sought her opinion. She wa swise, and remained,to be a highly intelligent, kind woman. We remained friends, my best friend, over these years. I will miss her and am forever grateful to her.

Sarah Small - 18 days ago

To the family of Elaine Waddington. I was a fairly recent friend of Elaine’s. We met, both in our 90s, at Place Kensington, a senior’s residence in Montreal. We bonded at the bridge table and established a warm friendship which continued even after she moved out coast to coast. Elaine was an intelligent fun woman and I particularly enjoyed her quirky sense of humour. I will miss our long distance calls. My deepest sympathies to the family.

norma singermanI was sad to hear that Elaine - 18 days ago

I was very sorry to hear about Elaine's recent passing. We spent many delightful years playing chamber music together in several early music groups. My sincere condolences to the family. Norma Singerman

Sandra Duchow - 18 days ago

Continuing......Elaine's son Andrew met his future wife Rita while working in the same RVH environment! Her liveliness will be missed by many.

Andrew Loeb - 19 days ago

I continue to think fondly of Elaine every time I hear a recorder featured -- or even just participating -- in a musical composition. May her memory be for a blessing. Andy (of the Robinson-Loeb branch)

Marlene Rabinovitch - 19 days ago

I have many great memories of playing bridge with Elaine for many years. We enjoyed a warm friendship and had many interesting discussions. She was a very bright and fascinating person.

Deborah lambert - 20 days ago

I was sorry to hear about Elaine’s passing. I worked at the Royal Vic library when she was there. She was a bright, warm and accomplished. I was in awe of her many gifts and talents.

Esther Shipman - 21 days ago

Elaine was someone I respected and cared a great deal about. I first met her when she became my uncle Graham's partner and despite the age difference we became friends. On numerous occasions when I had work in Montreal in the mid- 80's she put me up and we enjoyed many dinners and long conversations together. Years later when she and my dad Mel reconnected and they became an 'item', she left Montreal for Toronto to start a new chapter together with Mel that lasted over 10 years. Frankly as my dad's health began to deteriorate, she made a wonderful quality of life possible for him, as well as managing his correspondence, medications, and everyday transactions. Even after moving back to Montreal, then to Vancouver and finally to Halifax, we were in touch over the phone for special occasions and birthdays. She never missed even one of our son Declan's birthdays. Sadly, due to mine and other family member's health issues, we missed calling her on her most recent birthday in October. We will miss her and always remember her love and her limmericks. All our love, Esther, Sean and Declan and the extended Shipman family.

Chuck Flam - 21 days ago

Dear family, So sorry to receive this news. Although she didn’t reach her mother’s age, Elaine made a wonderful run at it and enjoyed a marvelous life. Jon always said that Elaine was the bright one in the family. Considering the accomplishments of Jon and David, that was quite the statement! May all of you be spared further sorrow.