OBITUARY

Maxine Elizabeth Hudson

February 14, 1939December 26, 2018

HUDSON, Maxine Elizabeth

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Hillsdale Terraces on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 in her 80th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Ronald. Loving mother of Carol Lowe and Gary Hudson (Heather). Cherished Nan of Ashleigh, Brittany, Makayla, Lucas, "Great Great" of Elizabeth and Ethan. Survived by her siblings Ella (Scottie), Vi (Glen), Joan, Marie, Lorraine (Clayton) and predeceased by Floyd, Bud, Harold, Kenneth, and Garnet. Dear sister-in-law of Twila. Will be missed by all her nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation will be held at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484) on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Service in the chapel at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Thornton Cemetery. Donations may be made to Community Care Durham. Online tributes may be made at www.courticefuneralchapel.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 2, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 3, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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elizabeth palmer

February 9, 2020

i am elizabeth palmer the great grandchild of maxine hudson i miss her evryday and one time when i was little i wanted a stuffed dall and my mom would not buy it for me and i was sad and the my great great bot it and i was so happy ,and to this day i still have it in my bed ,and i am 11 now and when she bot me that i was 4 i miss her vary much but she is in a better place now.

Joanne Chute

January 8, 2019

To, Carol, Gary and families so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing and my memories of your Mom was always friendly , fun and laughter when we were together and All the time I lived in Ontario she was like another sister to me and we usually seen each other when they came home to the east coast and can see her smile now.
We had frequent visits to the Woolco store 😀 in Whitby and when Gerry was a wee one I often would walk over to your place from the apartment on Taunton Rd. for an afternoon visit and have a tea and good laugh. God Bless to all of you and she will always be remembered that is for sure as a good friend. Joanne

Renee Lang & Family

January 3, 2019

Dear Carol & Gary ,
Maxine was such a great person, she will live on in our memories forever. Many good times and laughs to remember over cups of coffee . We are deeply saddened by the news of our dear friend Maxine’s passing, and are sorry for your loss . Our heart felt condolences to the entire Hudson Family .

Love Renee , Michele, Thomas

Maxine , Michele & Thomas will miss you and your great spaghetti !! We love you !!

Ina Halliday

December 28, 2018

Maxine, you were the best sister-in-law one could have and you will be sorely missed even though you lived so far away, but, I got to see and talk to you once or twice a year and I looked forward to those times. May you rest in peace now that you are finally with the love of your life, Ronnie.

I am sending prayers, thoughts, love and hugs to Carol, Gary, Heather, Ashleigh, Brittany, Makayla, Lucas, Elizabeth and Ethan, We were all very lucky to have known this special lady who we will remember with special memories. Love you all, XXOO.

Twila Hudson

December 28, 2018

Maxine and I grew up in Parker's Cove Nova Scotia and were friends through out school. We shared the same plans for our future. We attended St Pats Business College and found our first job with the provincial government in Halifax. We married brothers Ronny and Malcolm, ( Mamie's boys ) and set off to Ontario where we settle down and raised our families. Christmas and New Years were filled with so much fun and memories. All of our life we spent time together, travel trailers, and then cottages side by side. There are so many memories, especially this time of year. I will miss my friend, sister in law more than I can express. I will treasure all these memories. ❤️

Debbie Laurie

December 28, 2018

Sending my thoughts and prayers to Carol and her family during this difficult time... Love Debbie L

Biography

“Seeing is believing.” For many, those words simply represent a motto. But for Maxine Elizabeth Hudson, it summarized in every way who she was. She was modest, quiet and observant, taking in everything around her and always thinking before acting. She was a realist, someone who was efficient and practical in everything she did. She was a friendly person who truly cared about those around her.

Maxine was born on February 14, 1939 at Anna Royal Hospital in Annapolis Royal, N. S. She was the daughter of Elwood and Kathleen. Raised in Parkers Cove, N. S., she was brought up to be tolerant and trustworthy. As a child, she learned to be conscientious, responsible and punctual. These were all traits that she would carry with her throughout her life.

As a young girl, Maxine was always aware of how others around her felt and this quality served her well. With a deep capacity to tolerate the feelings of others, Maxine was generally able to avoid conflicts. It seemed as if Maxine was the family member who was always working to keep stress at bay. Preferring a quiet environment where she could concentrate, Maxine also had the ability to relate well with her family and friends. Maxine was raised with ten siblings. She had five brothers and five sisters. There was much freedom growing up. It was like living on "Waltons Mountain" - singing. Maxine was constantly involved in activities with her family. Maxine and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up but they deeply cared for each other and shared many life experiences over the years.

Growing up, Maxine was one of those children who didn’t need to be in the center of a whirlwind of activity. She was content to entertain herself. Maxine was never pushy when it came to games and other activities, but rather, she was able to enjoy the pure fun these could bring. In just about everything she did as a child, Maxine was intent on pleasing both the adults and the other children around her. Maxine took part in a number of activities as a child. She took part in skating, sledding, walking at night looking at the stars in the dark sky. She was always helping out at home. In her spare time she liked to help out in her Father's store.

Maxine enjoyed learning. She always had a great memory and was particularly skilled at retaining factual information. Maxine was generally quiet in class, learning best through observation. She often showed great concentration and was competent at completing the tasks at hand. Good with details, Maxine was painstaking and accurate in her efforts. All of these talents culminated in a successful high school career. Maxine enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. The teacher she enjoyed learning from the most was Mr. Fry. She went to college out of Grade 9.

Maxine had a good disposition for the challenges of Business College. She always enjoyed reading, so all of those lengthy required reading assignments seemed to be less of a burden for her. In fact, Maxine seemed to absorb and remember everything she read. Not all things came easily to Maxine, however, and she found success by being a diligent and accurate person who would dig into a project and work through until it reached its completion. She was very thorough and labored long and hard in order to reach her goals.

Most folks would say that Maxine was shy until they got to know her. Those who were privileged to know her well learned that she was a solid, good friend. Maxine was reluctant to generalize about people, and she based her friendships on her personal experiences. Because of this, Maxine best trusted those people that she truly knew. She was concerned about how those around her felt, and she always seemed to uncover the positive side of people. She could relate to others and had the ability to see their point of view, to “walk a mile in their shoes,” as the saying goes. The friends that she made, Maxine kept. While growing up, some of her best friends were Twila Hudson, and Ruth. Later in life, she became friends with Twila Hudson, Barb Quinn, Bella O'Malley, and Renee Lang.

Love can’t be defined but must be experienced. That was so true for Maxine. On August 8th, 1956 Maxine married Ronald Chester Hudson at Parkers Cove Baptist Church of Parkers Cove, N. S. She was totally committed to Ronald and maintained traditional ideals about marriage. It was as if Maxine naturally sensed her spouse’s needs, and accepted those feelings unconditionally. Although Maxine disliked conflict, she did not take flight from discord, but rather sought to preserve harmony even during the most trying times.

Maxine was a good mother to her children. She had “old fashioned” parental values and could handle typical family conflicts in a fair and calm manner. Because she trusted emotions, Maxine was reluctant to force issues and used gentle persuasion to resolve situations. In this way she seemed to radiate an aura of warmth and caring to those around her, always thinking before acting. In addition, Maxine was a master planner. No matter how hectic life around her might be, she seemed to know and track everyone’s schedule. Maxine was blessed with two children, one son, Gary and one daughter, Carol. They were also blessed with four grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Ashleigh, Brittany, Makayla, Lucas, and Great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ethan.

If you gave Maxine a deadline, she would meet it. At work, Maxine was always on task. Without hesitation, Maxine could adhere to any assignment and see it through to its completion. Her primary occupation was working for Workmen's Compensation Board before marriage. She enjoyed being mother and wife later on. During that time, Maxine excelled in working with small groups in order to complete assignments. She was able to quickly grasp concrete ideas and could organize and plan the best way to accomplish things with remarkable consistency. Maxine was good at staying on track and was considerate in listening to what others had to say. In this way, Maxine had a true gift for being able to come up with practical resolutions to difficult problems. She was often the team member who managed to put forth a win/win solution for all parties.

While thorough and measured in her approach to things, Maxine often liked to physically do things rather than just think about them. She was like that with sports. Recreational sports included swimming. She also enjoyed the statistical data and the facts behind the sports. In this way, she was something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching her favorite teams whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were hockey and figure skating.

An individual who respected and maintained traditional values, her faith was important to Maxine. Her compassion, consideration and sympathy toward others was evident in her personal beliefs. She was a member the First Baptist Church.

Anyone who traveled or went on vacation with Maxine had smooth sailing. It was often taken for granted that she was the trip planner. She would start early and examine all of the possibilities, selecting the best and most effective options. Favorite vacations included Nova Scotia, Florida and Hawaii.

Maxine had Teddy, her dog. Maxine was as loyal to her pets as they were to her.

She had taken the time to learn about her various options and chose her course wisely. Her new life involved relocating to Fenelon Falls, ON. In retirement, she found new pleasure in being with her family enjoying quiet times at home in Fenelon Falls on the water. Even in retirement, Maxine continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her.

Maxine passed away on December 26, 2018 at Hillsdale Terraces, Oshawa. Maxine fought a brave battle against Alzheimers. She is survived by her daughter, Carol and her son, Gary; her grandchildren Ashleigh, Brittany, Makayla and Lucas; great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ethan. Services were held at Courtice Funeral Chapel. Maxine was laid to rest in Thornton Cemetery.

It is said that some people can’t see the forest for the trees. Maxine was able to focus on each individual tree, tending to its needs, thus making the forest stronger as a whole. Maxine was a trustworthy, pragmatic and sympathetic person, the kind of woman to whom everyone was drawn. She was thorough and practical. Maxine Hudson was very literal with her words. You always knew where you stood with Maxine. She will be missed.