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Born: Sep 08, 1934
Date of Passing: Nov 12, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
September 8, 1934 - November 12, 2019
He will be missed by his wife of 64 years, Eileen; children, Ralph (Maureen), Cheryl and Cindy (Ken); grandchildren, Chelsea, Jared (Mary-Jane), Jessica (Adam), Katya (Sean), Lane, and Mikal (Rebecca); great- grandchildren, Gelaine, Mason, and Alec; and siblings, Ede (Larry), and John (Joyce).
Max had a life well lived. His childhood was spent running amok in the West End and beyond, enjoying countless adventures with his friends and siblings. He and Eileen married in 1955 and lived in the North End before moving to East Kildonan. Max had many jobs throughout his working life; 50 to be exact (he kept count). He primarily worked in industrial sales and spent his last eight years as a custodian with the Winnipeg School Division. A self-taught handyman, he converted two school busses to motor homes with which he camped extensively in Manitoba; his favourite being Hecla Island along with West Hawk and Birds Hill. He loved nature, photography and had a soft spot for his beloved granddogs. Papa was also a dedicated fan of his grandchildren's hockey.
In his later years he enjoyed collecting rocks at Hecla and decorating them with decals to make key chains and zipper pulls. He generously shared with anyone he came across, especially children. Max was an animal lover, feeding the birds and deer at Birds Hill and was recognized by the ducks at Kildonan Park, who would greet him at his van, waiting to be fed.
In keeping with Max's wishes, there will be no formal service.
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He will live on through us.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 16, 2019
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
I had the pleasure of working with Maxie while teaching at Grosvenor School. He was always interested in the progress of my students and was kind to them and to me. He was a real character and I so enjoyed my after school visits with him. He loved his dear wife, Eileen and was proud of his children and grandchildren whose activities he supported. The world is a little less colourful with the loss of Max. I know that his family will have many fond memories of him as do I. My condolences to you. Gerry Daly - Posted by: Gerry Daly (Friend) on: Apr 05, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Eileen and your family. Max was a wonderful, kind person and will be missed. - Posted by: Kim Ladobruk (Friend) on: Nov 20, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Max's passing. Our times with him were certainly enjoyable whether on casino trips, bingo bowl, May luncheon, annual fall dinner, lawn bowling, or any other planned pensioners activities. He will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Diane Evans and Bill (friends) on: Nov 17, 2019
Dear Aunty Eileen and family. Thinking of you all at this time. Uncle Max was one of a kind. So sorry for your loss. Love Jackie and Wayne Chambers - Posted by: Jackie Chambers (Relative) on: Nov 16, 2019
We knew Max for many years. He will be sadly missed. We loved getting his funny e mails over the years. the last one on Non Nov 8th. Eileen and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Gerald and Heidi (friend and neighbour) on: Nov 16, 2019
Dear Aunty Eileen so sorry to hear about Uncle Max please accept my sincere condolences. Miss you and love you. Gus Beitz - Posted by: Gus Beitz (Cousin) on: Nov 16, 2019
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