Hello NorthSide Soccer Families,
This tribute is to honour one of the founding members of Calgary Northside Soccer, Madeleine Loughery, who passed away on October 11, 2016, after a long courageous battle with breast cancer. Madeleine started in Edgemont Soccer and she was one of the initial people who brought Edgemont Soccer, Hamptons Soccer and NorthStar Soccer together. With her hard work, Calgary Northside Soccer was formed. Madeleine had a way of quickly figuring things out before the rest of us and a certain fearlessness. As she would wait for us to catch up, she would point us in the right direction, show us easy steps to get things done, and she would move on to the next loose end that needed looking after. She had endless energy and resourcefulness in solving problems, and she immediately became one of our strongest Calgary Northside Soccer volunteers. Madeleine will be deeply missed by many from her Calgary Northside Soccer family.
Madeleine Eva Clara Loughery, of Calgary, was surrounded by her beloved husband Jim, and adored sons Ken, Ben and Oliver. Born in Mönchengladbach, Germany, she was the daughter of Irene Druy and the late Guido Thomas. Graduating with a Masters in Economics from Universität MÜnster, Germany, she worked to become the youngest Vice President in BHF Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. After marrying and having three sons, she became a volunteer leader in Le Leche League helping new mothers until moving to Calgary in 2004.
Madeleine became an active volunteer in local schools, Edgemont Soccer, and the Calgary Northside Soccer Association. In 2011, she became the Manager of the Calgary Women's Soccer Association which she enjoyed immensely. Madeleine's passions were family, community, gardening and tirelessly volunteering. Madeleine is survived by her husband, Jim; three sons, Kenneth, Benjamin and Oliver; mother, Irene Dury and one aunt, Inge Thomas both of Germany; two brothers, Mark (Ulla) and JÜrgen; two step siblings, Michael and Sylvia; mother-in- law Muriel Loughery; brother and sister-in- laws George and Sharon Loughery, Diane and Allan Cameron, Sharon and Doug Fillmore; nephews, Jamie Cameron, Christian and Kevin Stricker; nieces, Sarah and Sophie Fillmore. She will be fondly remembered by her many kind and wonderful friends, neighbours and colleagues. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Madeleine's family at www.evanjstrong.com. For those who wish, memorials can be made to a charity of your choice.