Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre

1969 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, ON


Maxine Audrey Holder-Franklin

August 18, 1931October 2, 2019

An amazing voyage that began in St. John NB eighty-eight years ago, and was exceptional in every way. A scholar, a sailor, a scuba diver, and a world traveler, she lived it all to the max. Predeceased by husband Mervyn and daughter Denise, Mum will be missed by daughters Jennifer and Michele more than we can say. Her absence will also be strongly felt by son-in-law Ian and grandchildren Liam and Stephanina . Countless friends, colleagues, and students alike will remember her intellectual power and intense joi de vivre.

An alum of the University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie, Radcliff, and McGill, Maxine had a long and storied teaching career which has left its mark on doctors and nurses who now practice all over the world. Rigorous science and teaching excellence were the hallmarks of her academic career.

On the 9th of October 2019 we will be gathering at Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Center (1969 Wyandotte E.) at 1:00 for 2 hours of reminiscing, with the service to follow at 3:00 and culminating with the breaking of bread at 4:00. We request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Windsor Symphony Orchestra Guild or The Art Gallery of Windsor. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.walterdkellyfuneralhome.com


  • Windsor Symphony Orchestra Guild
  • Windsor Art Gallery


  • Memorial Visiting Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019


Maxine Audrey Holder-Franklin

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William Crosby

October 9, 2019

An amazing career to grace an outstanding woman of her time. I was blessed to have known 'Max' pastorally during her retirement in Windsor. Joy and celebration at a life that has gifted many.

Linda Barnes

October 7, 2019

To Jennifer and Michele

My thoughts and prayers are with you both for caring
for my wonderful sister Maxine. I had a wonderful life
with her and will always remember all the great times
we had. I am so grateful to have Max as my sister.


Colleen Hand

October 5, 2019

Jennifer, I am so very sorry to hear you have lost your mom. My condolences to you and your whole family.