Francis (Court) Courtney Maddigan

September 20, 1929 to January 26, 2023


Francis (Court) Maddigan passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 26th, 2023. Predeceased by his parents Michael (Mike) and Mabel Maddigan, brother Robert (Bob)(Margie), brother-in-law Bill Organ (Kay), parents in law, James and Elizabeth (Betty) Organ.

Leaving wonderful memories to his wife Mary (nee Organ), children, Michael (Cathy), Louise (Ken,) Jane (Tony), Stephen (Heather). Grandchildren, Laura Hann (Mike), Lauren Avery (Connor) and Beth Avery (Matthew), Emily and Jennifer Maddigan, Nathan Maddigan, Step Grandchildren Alex and Dylan Bridger, Great grandchildren Fallon and Raegan Hann, Sister Regina (Frank) Nolan, sister-in-law, Marg Kirsebom (Peter-deceased), Louise O’Grady (Frank-deceased), Elizabeth Moore (Leo-deceased), step-grandchildren Aj and Adam Caines, and his many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Court was an avid Salmon angler for most of his life and dearly loved his time on the river. He had a distinct cast and those who knew him could easily spot him. He enjoyed sports throughout his life, playing hockey in his youth and golf later on. In recent years, it was common to find him sitting on the back deck appreciating a fine sunny day and watching the sun set, listening to some tunes on his radio. Court was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He created, guided and shared much fun in the lives of those who knew him. He will be forever remembered as a loving family man who was equally loved.

Cremation has taken place.

Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 2-4 pm and 7-9pm.

Funeral service will take place at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, February 1st, at 2:00pm. Interment to follow at a later date.

The family would like to express our special gratitude to Dr. Allison Drover in providing her strength, guidance and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations in Court’s memory may be made to the Gathering Place, St. Johns.



2-4 p.m. on January 31, 2023

7-9 p.m. on January 31, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Wednesday February 1st

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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The Sparkes Family from Elswick Road in Corner Brook.. Our neighbours for years. Court was a wonderful, kind friendly and unassuming neighbour.. In the raising of his 3 wonderful children a raised voice was never heard. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy..

Deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the Maddigan family on the passing of Court. We have such fond memories of Mr Maddigan over the years during the many visits to our home on Linden Place stemming from a lifelong friendship he and Mary had with my parents. During every visit, the house was full of stories and laughter. Court was always very kind, caring, and friendly to everyone he came into contact with and was genuine to the core. He was a wonderful friend and a special person who will be missed greatly. Rest in peace..

Court was my first golf buddy and a good friend. We would often golf in the rain at Blomidon, when no one else was around, so we could take our time, tee off five times on every hole, lose 20 or 30 balls, and rejoice in the few the went straight. Deepest condolences to Mary, Jane and family.

Mrs. Maddigan /Mary and Family.
We extend our sincerest condolences on the passing of Mr. Maddigan/Court.

Kim and Helen Walsh

Mary , Jane, Lauren, Beth, Regina & all of Court’s family

I feel like I have known Court from the time his younger sister , and my friend Regina , and I attended Mercy College . Years later we reconnected when we became neighbors on Winthrop Place . Court was the same then as he was during my school age years . A perfect friend and gentleman .
Lloyd and I send our sincere sympathy .

Jean Cooke

Louise, Jane and Maddigan Family,

Our sincerest condolences to you all on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Keep your precious memories close to your heart.

Harvey, Ray, Stephen, Trina and
the Hann Construction Team

Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you all as you navigate the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Court (& Mary) have been our nextdoor neighbors for over 13 years. Court always had a smile, a quick hello out on the front lawn, a story or 2, followed by laughter. He was a lovely person, kind and thoughtful, a true gentleman. He dearly loved his family, you were all very special to him. Hold your wonderful memories close, may they bring you comfort.. We will miss him very much. Kelly & Shawn

Louise, Laura, Ken and family,
We send our love and sincerest condolences.
You know that we are just around the corner if you need anything at all. xo

Meant to say whitty not white and bauld not bails!

Aunt Mary, Michael, Louise, Jane and Stephen my deepest condolences go out to you! Uncle Court was always one of my favorite uncles! Always smiling with his beautiful happy and kind blue eyes! My greatest thought and memory was when I was small I asked him how he lost his hair and he told me he got his head caught in the window and that was how he became bails! I believed him in my innocence for yrs! It makes me laugh until this day his response to me! He was white snd kind and I will forever think of my uncle Courtney! Love you all Luanne

Aunt Mary, Michael, Louise, Jane, and Stephen,

So sad to hear of Uncle Court`s passing. Uncle Court was a joy to be around with. All the years that I spent as a child and young person over at Whiteway St, or at Elswick Rd. in Corner Brook Uncle Court made me feel more then welcome. I never in all my life ever saw Uncle Court moody or in ill tempered; he was the complete opposite always positive and with a constant smile on his place.

I always enjoyed asking Uncle Court about his salmon fishing as I knew that he was an avid salmon fisherman and one of the best around at throwing that fly into the Humber or other countless salmon rivers that he fished in his lifetime.

Uncle Court was a gentlemen through and through and he always carried himself in that manner no matter where he was or who he was with.

Uncle Court will be dearly missed but I`m sure Frank has got a cold one ready for him and deservingly so.

God Bless you Court!

Brian, Mabel, and O`Grady Family
Barrie, ON.

Dear Steve and Family, our thoughts are with you in your time of loss. Keep your memories close to your heart.
Carol and Nelson

To Jane and family. So sorry to hear of your loss.. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

The Sparrow family

Our deepest condolences to the whole family. I have been blessed with nothing but the happiest of memories of Mr. Maddigan as a child when I hung out with Jane back in the day. Mr. Maddigan was such a warm, gentle, comical man.. I always felt so welcome in their home. RIP 💞

On Thursday I lost my only living sibling – my sweet Brother Courtney. When I was younger he did so much for me. He took me skating at the old curling rink. I would ask him if i could go along with him and he always said yes. He’d put on my skates, tighten my laces and skate with me. I since realized he went there to skate with girls his age. He was a really good skater, Also whenever I was out with my friends at the golf club or elsewhere I could give him a call during his lunch break and he would always pick me up and never complain. He always looked out for me. He was the best brother anyone could have. I’m really sorry that I am unable to be at his funeral…in person because of my health condition but I will be there in heart and spirit. I love you Courtney and I know you are where the good people go. I feel so sad for Mary, their children, grand children and great children.. My love to you all.

My deepest condolences to Mary and her family.