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Clifford Maxwell, 80, of Suntree passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on June 2, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Cliff was born in Canada.

After graduating high school, he attended St. Francis Xavier University. There he met his best friend, roommate and loving wife, Shirley. They were married May 17, 1957. After graduating from Xavier, he joined the Canadian Air Force, served 15 years and retired as a Major. With his dual citizenship, he came to the U.S. and worked as a Project Manager with GTE, Harris and Lockheed Martin and later furthered his career in consulting. Cliff had a very kind heart and was well known for his work ethics and great sense of humor and he will be missed by all.

Cliff was active in many sports. Hockey, basketball, track in high school and college, ski instructor and was on the ski patrol, and was a high school football referee. He loved golf and was a big fan of football, especially the Washington Redskins and Virginia Tech. He ran his first 5K in 2002 and came in 3rd. He loved to read, cruise and spend time with his family.

He has four loving daughters: Denise Bridge (Clyde Bridge, son-in-law), Barbara Turville, Kimberly Maxwell and Pamela Maxwell; in addition, he has six grandchildren: Shannon Kerney (Dave Kerney, grandson-in-law), Danielle Buckley (Brian Buckley, grandson-in-law), Mathew Hughes (Holly Hughes, granddaughter-in- law), Brandi Maxwell, Jerrett Bridge and Jennifer Bridge. He has five great-grandchildren: Briland Buckley, Madison Kerney, Devon Kerney, Corbin Buckley and Kaiden Hughes (due August 28, 2013). He is also survived by his siblings, Kenneth (Dee, sister in law), Bruce (Connie, sister in law) and Laurie Maxwell.

The family thanks the devoted caregivers from Hospice.

A celebration of life will be held at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, 5400 Village Drive, Viera, FL 32955, June 22, 2013 at 3:30pm, with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers; donations may be made to the , in honor of Clifford G. Maxwell.

You may sign Cliff's guestbook at


Published in FLORIDA TODAY from June 15 to June 19, 2013
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