Clarke (nee Hendry), Maxine E.

Clarke (nee Hendry), Maxine E.

June 30th, 2019

Maxine passed away on Sunday, June 30th, at Parkwood Institute, at the age of 82, with Don, her soulmate and loving husband of 30 years, by her bedside. In addition to Don, Maxine is also survived by her children, Cindy (Steve), Yvette (Jim), Mark (Theresa), and her step-daughter, Heather (Lorenzo). She was the adored Nana of granddaughter Ellice and step-grandsons, Patrick and Michael. She was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Edith, who immigrated from Britain in 1953.

Maxine enjoyed a wide variety of employment experiences at an impressive number of London businesses. She quickly mastered the switchboard at her first job at Bell to become a telephone operator. These skills were applied at the various secretarial and receptionist positions she held at Eaton’s, Somerville’s, London Life, Supertest and University Hospital, from where Maxine retired after 22 years of service at the main reception desk. Maxine enjoyed her many travels throughout Canada and the U.S. and her visits home to Barrow-in-Furness with Don, all while maintaining her “after” retirement part-time job in sales of quality cosmetic products while at the Bay downtown and Masonville.

We sincerely thank the palliative care specialists and staff at both Victoria Hospital and Parkwood for the gentle and attentive care given during these past several weeks, and for the previous long-time care and support from the medical and secretarial staff at the Oxford Medical Centre located at Chelsey Park.

Throughout her life, Maxine was a vibrant, sociable, caring and generous person, always putting others first. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

Cremation has taken place. A service of remembrance will be conducted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Maxine are asked to please consider Paws United. 

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Heather (Clarke) ThomasI will miss your loving smile and thoughtful advice, Maxine. You were always such a wonderful Mum to me and a loving Nana to Patrick and Michael - they love you dearly. I promise to take care of Dad. Love you more. xxoo H
Any CastilloI’m so sorry for your family’s loss Heather. You’re in my thoughts. ❤️
Sally Gaverluk Loving, giving, beautiful, gracious, funny and vibrant Maxine, We shall miss you.
Wyn & Dave RavenSending our sincere condolences, we have many happy memories of times past. Our prayers are with you.
Ron and Ann Marie PatrickOur deepest condolences to you and your family, Don. We are so sorry for your loss.
Janice and Nigel FoxOur deepest condolences to Don, Cindy, Yvette and Mark.. Spent many years with the family.. She was a beautiful woman and will be missed..So sorry for your loss..
Dave HutchisonDon, What a wonderful relationship you had with Maxine.You have many precious memories to relive in her absence. May your optimistic faith sustain you through this grieving period. The two of you shared many activities with others,having made this world a better place. Our sincere regards to you and your family. Dave & Pauline
Sandra Jones (nee Phillips)It is with great sadness that I read this obituary to find out the not only Maxine but Tommy and Edith have passed. They were as close to me as my own family. Although I have not seen them since Betty's passing they have been in my thoughts. Family is so important and I regret not keeping more in touch. Gail or Jeff if you should read this, please get in touch so we can keep the family together. They will be greatly missed. Don my sincere condolences to you and your family. Love Sandra
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