Maxine Brown passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2013. Maxine is much loved and greatly missed by her daughter Kerry Brown, son-in-law Hugh Williamson, grandsons Derek Schmaltz and Shaun Williamson; Hugh's sons Scott (Jessica), and Bradley, and her loving and very special partner, Bob Fairs. Maxine is also survived by her sisters Sandra Van Sopaendonk (Casey) of Tsawwassen, B.C. and Jo-Ann Gates (Bob) of Whitehorse, Yukon, her brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Gloria Brown of Okotoks, AB, her sister-in-law Dorothy White of Calgary and all of their families as well as the Fairs family. Maxine was predeceased by her husband Murray, her parents Ross and Helen Leitch, and her sister Arlene Mohler. Maxine was born and raised in Mannville, Alberta and received a Teaching Certificate from the University of Alberta. She married Murray Brown in 1955 and lived on the farm at Acme, Alberta until Murray's passing in 1989. Upon moving to Calgary, she settled in the community of Christie Park Manor where she loved watching the wildlife in her back yard. Maxine was a devoted and active member of the choir of Woodcliff United Church for over twenty years. She loved music, laughing, and wonderful walks and hikes with Bob. For the last year, Maxine has resided at Chateau Renoir where she felt very blessed to have made so many new friends. A Celebration of Maxine's Life will be held at Woodcliff United Church (5010 Spruce Drive S.W.) on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com
. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 (www.albertacancer.ca/memorial
). We would like to thank Drs. Henning, Alimohamed, Nguyen and all of the wonderful nursing staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their brilliant balance of science and compassion; the residents and staff of the Chateau Renoir; Sharon Holbrook and the other caring Homecare staff; Elaine Munroe from Rivera Homecare and Tanya, Renee and the staff at Home Instead for their amazing caregiving; the staff of the Carewest Sarcee Hospice; and our friends and family for their unwavering support. In living memory of Maxine Brown, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park.