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JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

Gordon "Max" Maxwell Hebb

Born 22 November , 1928

Gordon Maxwell "Max" Hebb Age 90 of Halifax, passed away peacefully May 21 in hospital. He was born in Barss Corner in 1928 to Stephen Lawson Hebb and Grace Mildred Hebb (nee Crouse). He was predeceased by his wife and best friend of 62 years, Marjorie Elizabeth Hebb (nee Rhodenizer). He is survived by his sons Greg (Wanda), Gary (Deborah) and David, brother Robert, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed and remembered by Anne Hebb and her family. Max joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1948 and by 1976 he had achieved the ultimate rank of Chief Warrant Officer. He served at bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, England, France, Greenwood, Trenton, Cold Lake, Halifax and a peacekeeping mission with the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt. Although he left school at an young age, Max was an avid learner and quickly proved himself in Land Vehicle Technology. He was proud of his assignment to the Central Experimental and Proving Establishment. One of his assignments there, developing the capability to refuel hot fighter jets had him working with asbestos, the after effects of which would plague him in his final years. In 1978 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal for his significant contribution to Canada. Max was honourably released in 1983 with 35 years of service to retire at 55 years of age. Max was a devoted husband who was rarely seen without Marge, and he became a dedicated caregiver in her final years. He was especially proud of his sons, who each have his stubborn independent streak - and their families . He lived a life full of interesting experiences, loved fishing, camping with his family and time at the cottage - and was happiest when he was sharing his stories.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11am in Emmanuel Baptist Church of Parkdale- Maplewood, Parkdale.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer Society in memory of his wife Marjorie. Online condolences can be made by visiting: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, 1 June , 2019

Memories

Gordon "Max" Maxwell Hebb

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Kay Rhodenizer

26 May 2019

Truly one of a kind. A great uncle. My admiration for him was always there but grew even greater as I watched his dedication to Aunt Marge in her later years. Such love! My sincere condolences. I know everyone will miss him.

Anne Hebb

24 May 2019

My sincere condolences to all of you - Greg, Gary and David - on the loss of your dad. It's hard to imagine he is no longer with us. After 34 years of knowing him, he has a special spot in my heart. I didn't get to take his picture very often, but I did find this one, taken April 2014 while at Peggy's Cove, and I offer that to your collection. I love his smile. Hugs and take care.

Sharon Cunningham

24 May 2019

Saddened to hear of Max's passing. I had a chance to get to know him a little when he was staying with Gary and Deborah. He was a kind man. My condolences to all of you.

Marlean Rhodenizer

23 May 2019

Greg, Gary, David and families, Years of good memories flood our minds as we send our loving words of sympathy . The obituary confirms what we
know to be the fine life that Max lived. His love for his family was noteworthy as well as his many years of service to his country. We prefer to think of him as having taken his final flight to his heavenly home. May God grant you comfort for all the wonderful care and love that you gave him .
With loving sympathy, Marlean and all my family.

Bob and Merna Cox

23 May 2019

Our thoughts and sincere sympathy to you Greg, Gary, David and families. Max was very dear to us and we have many precious memories from the past to cherish and remember. Lots of love and hugs.

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