Joan Maxwell

Obituary of Joan Susan Margaret Maxwell

August 17, 1929 –  May 8, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Joan Susan Margaret Maxwell (nee Nutting) at the age of 89 years. Mom passed away peacefully the morning of May 8, 2019 at Spruce Manor Special Care Home in Dalmeny.

 Mom was born west of Radisson in the little house on the Nutting farm to Chester and Elfreda Nutting on August 17, 1929 in the middle of harvest; a sister for Sybil (Billie) and Albert. There was always lots of activity with aunts, uncles, cousins and, of course, Grandma Nutting.

 Mom went to Hopewell School until grade 9 and then to Radisson High School. Mom belonged to the United Church, C.G.I.T., Young Adults, Eastern Star, sang in the choir, and was secretary for five years for the Church.

Mom took violin lessons from Royce Fulcher and played in his orchestra. Mom was very creative in her handiwork such as crocheting, knitting and needle point. Mom enjoyed any opportunity to get together with family and friends.

Upon finishing High School, mom worked in Verne Campbell’s store for the summer and went to Success Business College in Saskatoon in the fall. Mom worked for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for many years.

Mom married Donald Maxwell on October 22, 1950 where they lived in a little house on NE 7-40-10 W3rd. They had 4 offspring – Kirk; Kim (Gertrude), Gregory, Kcarli, Blaine, Hailey; Kaylla; Kelly (Sheryl), Brooklyn, Boston.

Mom played ball with the Radisson Legionettes, and was also an avid curler. Mom and Dad would take the horse and cutter on cold stormy nights to curl. They spent many hours driving around looking at crops in the summer.

She was proud of her children and especially her grandchildren. God bless them all. It is her wish to be cremated and have no funeral service. A family graveside service will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Radisson Swimming Pool c/o Town of Radisson, Box 69, Radisson Sk. S0K 3L0.

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