‘May we support the Chard family and keep them in our thoughts.’ Port Hope mourns Madison Chard

With deep sorrow, Municipality of Port Hope officials say they are grieving the devastating loss of resident Madison “Madi” Chard, whose disappearance and death has “gripped our community.”

On Friday, May 20, following the devastating confirmation Madison was found deceased, the municipality issued a tribute to Madison.

Deputy Mayor Les Andrews is also encouraging the community to support the Chard family during this difficult time.

“We offer our sincerest condolences to the Chard family, as well as Madison’s friends, coworkers and all those impacted by this loss,” said the municipality, in its tribute.

Earlier on Friday, May 20, the Port Hope Police Service confirmed a woman found deceased on May 19 was Madison. She was 29 years old and previously reported missing back on April 19.

“Our whole community is in mourning as we try to come to terms with this tragic loss,” said Andrews. “May we support the Chard family and keep them in our thoughts during this difficult time.”

The circumstances surrounding Madison’s death are now under investigation by Port Hope police, with help from the OPP, said police earlier May 20.

And police are continuing to call on the public for help with their ongoing investigation.

“Our thoughts are also with Mark Chard, Madison’s father, who is a valued, long-time volunteer firefighter in our community,” said the municipality Friday. “He has been an advocate and a beacon of hope in the search for his daughter.”

The municipality went on to say it has “unwavering confidence in the Port Hope Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police as they investigate the circumstances surrounding this terrible loss.”

According to police, Chard was last seen in Port Hope on April 19.

Over the course of the last month, police, family and others have issued multiple calls for help while searching for Madison in hopes to bring her home.

The police investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Port Hope police at 905-885-8123 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be made anonymously online at

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