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Born: Jun 12, 1936

Date of Passing: Apr 08, 2021

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(nee MOIR)
June 12, 1936 - April 8, 2021

After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, Maxine passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on April 8, 2021, at the age of 84 years.
Maxine was born on June 12, 1936 in Snowflake, Manitoba. She was the eldest of seven children to Elliot and Chrissy Moir.
Maxine will be forever cherished and remembered by her children, Doug, Ken (Pamela), Don (Debbie), Keith (Jean); 14 grandchildren, Amanda, Kristy, Ryan, Adam, Sarah, Amber, Robin, Devin, Meghan, Richard, Brandon, Mark, James, Kayley; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Maxine will be missed by her sister Marion (George); and brothers, Jim (Emily), George (Marva), Rick (Nikki); sister-in-law Arlene, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and many dear friends.
Maxine was predeceased by her loving husband Peter, her beloved daughter Barbara; parents, Elliot and Chrissy; and dearest sisters, Connie and Linda.
Maxine and Peter married on January 3, 1953. They lived happily together for 64 years in the Brooklands community of Winnipeg. From the beginning, their home became the gathering place for many family and friends and Maxine was seen by many as their "second Mom".
Maxine's life was dedicated to her family and friends. She was known for her hard work and generous spirit. A loyal employee for 35 years, she still found time to graciously volunteer at school and most recently for the Brooklands Active Living Centre and the Sparling United Church.
Maxine was young at heart. She enjoyed theme parties, dressing up for all occasions, hair always done, and clothes and jewelry to match. Some of her favourite pastimes included long hours on the phone with friends and family, playing cards, watching curling, and spending the afternoon outside in her gazebo.
She will be remembered for her laugh, delicious homemade meals, buns and dainties, and her ability to stay up late with the 'young ones'. Her unwavering giving and nurturing nature was displayed right until she passed.

Forever in our hearts, we love you.
"Bye for now"

The family would like to express their gratitude for the support provided by the Winnipeg CancerCare and Palliative teams.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations are welcome to the Brooklands Active Living Centre, 1960 William Avenue West, Winnipeg, MB R2R 0C4 or to the Sparling United Church, Box 116, Rosser, MB R0H 1E0.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 17, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • What a lovely, lovely, caring, beautiful lady. I got to know Maxine through my Mother Anne Pistun and Brooklands Seniors. Maxine was so matter of fact in her caring nature. So kind and sharing of herself. A gem. - Posted by: Pat Callaghan (Friend) on: Apr 20, 2021

  • Mrs. Warenko (Maxine) was one of the most Kind and loving people I knew growing up. At one time we worked together many years ago. I will never forget her. My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the family. May you Rest in Peace - Posted by: Donna Lavallee (Family friend) on: Apr 20, 2021

  • Mrs. Warenko and my mother were best buddies living across he back lane from each other in Brooklands. To me she was my second mother just in the warm loving way she had with all of us. I remember before our house had a bathtub, my mum would hand us bath towels and soap to go to the Warenko house for our weekly bath! My most distinct memory though was when Mrs. Warenko was at our house for coffee with mum and she was shocked to learn that we had no idea what a perogy was! WELL she she was going to remedy that right away so she marched the whole family to her house where she fed us all on her yummy perogies.... only one problem. She didn't have sour cream. Well I guess she figured what are a bunch of dumb Frenchmen going to know so she served them with the only thing she had available...Miracle Whip. Well of course we loved it and in our family we ate perogies with Miracle Whip for decades after that. I will always hold a special place in my heart for her. - Posted by: Ron Gladu (Friend) on: Apr 18, 2021

  • Lovingly remembered as a woman who cared about the children in the community. Was always there if you needed to talk to someone. She always knew how to hug and put a smile on someone‚Äôs face. Brooklands folk will always remember her fondly. Heaven gained a wonderful dancing Angel. Colleen Erickson - Posted by: Colleen Erickson (Family friend ) on: Apr 18, 2021

  • Oh, the memories!! Growing up in Brooklands, I spent many an afternoon in the Warenko home's basement exercising with with Doug and Charty as we prepared ouselves for our future professional sports careers! Ha-ha! And, on many weekends during our high school days, there were the parties!! The Warenko home was THE happening place many times in the late sixties and early seventies for a lot of us! I'm sure Pete and Maxine knew the fun that we were having and let the good times roll!! Neighbourhood New Year's Eve parties at the Brooklands Recreation Centre with Pete and Maxine and our families. Such great times and wonderful memories!! Maxine was such a warm and welcoming person. And the food!! A visit to the Warenko home almost always featured great food prepared by and served by Maxine. Her legendary home made buns were only the beginning!! Doug, Ken, Don, Keith and families, my sincerest condolences on such a great loss. While she will be missed greatly, her spirit lives on in all of you. She will never be forgotten. - Posted by: Terry Kjartanson (Family Friend) on: Apr 17, 2021

  • Words cannot express how important my grandma is to me. Over these last few years, I have realized how much my grandma has taught me, the values she has instilled me and how her legacy will always live on within each one of us. My life will never be the same without her in it. I love you to the moon & back Grandma xoxoxo - Posted by: Kristy Scott (Granddaughter) on: Apr 17, 2021

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