TEED, Maxine Wilma - It is with sadness we announce that Maxine died peacefully in Toronto on October 26, 2012 in her 90th year. Maxine was the beloved wife of Jim who predeceased her in 2001. She is survived by her daughter Margie and two sons, John and Murray. She is remembered fondly by their families - Dick, Eric and Lycette; Rosemary, Blythe, Alexis and Tyler; Charlene, Theresa, Phillip, Katherine and Matthew ; Maxine leaves six great- grandchildren and a lifetime of memories. Maxine grew up in Stratford and at different times in her life, called Quebec City, London, Toronto and Niagara Falls home. She spent many busy summers at the family cottage on Lake Skootamatta and in her retirement years, enjoyed wonderful winters as a snow bird in Florida. On Jim's passing she returned to Toronto and spent ten happy years with family and friends reading, walking, swimming, playing bridge and socializing. Maxine always had a smile on her face and a cheery hello for everyone. Maxine was blessed with a full and productive life. Family and friends were always welcome in her home and she leaves happy memories that will live on in her absence. At gatherings of family and friends there will always be Maxine stories. In her final years Maxine suffered from Alzheimer's - the disease that would ultimately claim her. She had no favourite causes but asked that, on her passing, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in her name to a deserving charity. The family would like to thank the staff at Nine Twenty-One Millwood and Kensington Gardens for making her final years comfortable and happy. The caregivers at both these residences are special people. Maxine will be missed by all who knew her. A celebration and memorial of her life is planned at Lake Skootamatta this coming summer. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.earlyfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 3, 2012