November 14, 1930 – April 29, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maxine Goodwin on April 29, 2021.
Maxine, also known to many as ‘Mackie’, was born in Nanton, Alberta on November 14, 1930 to James and Edna Dick. Growing up in Nanton, she was active in softball and figure skating, and also curled and played golf throughout her life, impressing everyone with the strength of her drives!
Maxine moved to Calgary to attend and graduate from Jacobson’s Beauty College, but then followed another calling in nursing, graduating from the Holy Cross in the class of 1954. Following her nursing career, Maxine used her expertise to help run the Calgary Associate Clinic for 18 years.
During her nursing training, she was introduced to the love of her life, Herb. Maxine and Herb were married in 1955, becoming parents to son Jim in 1956. Maxine liked nothing better than joining her family on a weekend hike or ski, but just as happy to keep the home fires burning while her boys were off on mountain adventures. Herb and Maxine would spend their vacations travelling to the UK to visit and tour around with family, or meet up with friends to explore different countries, documenting every detail in Maxine’s journals. They would also spend many weekends at cowboy poetry festivals, and often spending time with friends at either Lake Windermere or on the coast.
Maxine will be remembered for her beautiful and genuine smile, her gentle and caring nature, and her fun-loving personality. Together with Herb, Maxine was a promoter of the old ways and traditions. A gracious lady and hostess, she loved to entertain family and friends, always making everyone feel special.
Maxine will be missed by Carol and Jeff, sister-in-law Elaine, cousins Barb (David) and Doug (Helen), nieces Debbie, Terry, and Connie, honorary grandson Hayden, by relatives in the UK, and by her many special friends. She was predeceased by her husband Herb, son Jim, brother Bill, and her mother and father.
Our thanks to the doctors, nurses, caregivers and staff at AgeCare SkyPointe for their care and compassion of both Maxine and Herb during these past few years.
In lieu of flowers, you may wish to donate in Maxine’s name to St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1102 23 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2M 1T7 or to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary at www.alzheimercalgary.ca.
St. Giles Presbyterian Church
1102 23 Ave NW, Calgary, , Alberta T2M 1T7
- Alzheimer Society of Calgary
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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May 9, 2021
Maxine was quite simply one of the kindest and gentlest person we will ever know. She was so very thoughtful and generous in many ways. The wonderful memories we have of our visits with Herb and Maxine will be cherished forever.
Good night God bless Maxine.
All our love
Bev, Phil, Philip, Steven and Amanda. X
May 6, 2021
When I applied for work at the Calgary Associate Clinic in the mid 1970's it was Maxine that hired me. I was also a Nantonite and I knew her family and so we always had wonderful conversations. Her wonderful smile and personality will never be forgotten.
My sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Mary Streeter Myers
May 6, 2021
Carol, my thoughts are with you at this very sad time. I remember Maxine and Herb fondly as they would come and watch us play softball in 1981. How very lucky they were to have you in their lives. Big hugs.
Forbes and Marlene Keating
May 5, 2021
Remembering Maxine with fondest memories of our visits with her and Herb. Marlene will be forever grateful for how they made her feel so welcomed by taking her under their wings while living in Calgary. Maxine’s beautiful smile and warm nature will always be remembered. Maxine along with Herb were always excited to show of their beautiful province, especially the mountains. We are so blessed to have such wonderful memories of our visits with both of them. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
❤️ Forbes and Marlene
May 5, 2021
Paul and I had the great pleasure of spending some quality time with both Maxine and Herb, both in Canada and in the uk. Maxine absolutely spoilt us and our children Kris, Blair and Kirsten. Their kindness, love and laughter will be remembered always. Herb very much influenced our son Blair (then 15)to follow a career in geology after a day in the Rocky mountains where Herb shared his love and knowledge of his beautiful Rocky mountains. We remember with fondness Maxine's bear hug cuddles and her beautiful smile, nothing was too much trouble when she hosted our family of 5 for nearly a month! Our daughter then 5 may have slightly took advantage of Maxine's lovely kind nature and I remember Maxine serving up eggs three different ways because our daughter could not decide!! Although we did not spend as much time as we would have liked with these two beautiful people they have left our whole family with many wonderful memories and we shall miss them both. Xxx
Fran & Lloyd Gallaagher
May 5, 2021
Maxine was a gentle soul who’s constant smile was contagious.
She and Herb were annual visitors to Banff to join us for the
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival and we looked forward to
Meeting them for dinner and catch up with their adventures and
Enjoy their jovial company. Maxine would relate with enthusiasm
Her travels and always made us laugh. Her strength shone through
Her quiet demeanour and was an inspiration . She will be missed.
Bob & Doreen Barker
May 5, 2021
We had such wonderful times with Maxine, and of course, Herb, and the love and the memories will never die.
May 4, 2021
I will miss Maxine's smile...she was a joy to know...she will be greatly missed...my deepest condolences to her family and friends.