At the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Saturday January 11th, 2014, Mrs. Madeline Bechard of Chatham in her 75th year.  Cherished daughter of the late Tom and Nora Sopel.  Beloved wife of the late Guy Alway (1981) and the late Lloyd Bechard (2012).  Loving mother of Michelle Billingham and her husband Brian of Chatham, and Craig Alway of London.  “Grandma Charlie” will be lovingly remembered by her beloved grandchildren Kaitlyn, Allyson and Joshua.  She will be fondly remembered by her seven step children and many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Emily, Louise, and Vic.  Family and friends are invited to the ALEXANDER & HOULE FUNERAL HOME, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710 on Tuesday January 14th visiting from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  The funeral service will follow in the chapel of the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jim Brown officiating.  Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Alzheimers Society and Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.  On-line condolences may be left at

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