Obituary of Helen Maxwell
Helen passed away peacefully at Lanark Heights LTC on Thursday March 1, 2018, at the age of 99 (2 months short of her 100th birthday).
Loving wife of the late Raymond Maxwell (1951). Auntie Helen was cherished by four generations of nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. Dear godmother of Patrick Cummings, Debbie Humphries and Donald Schell.
She was born May 1, 1918 to Louis and Pauline (nee Freiburger) Esbaugh and was raised on the farm in Bamberg, Wellesley Township. Helen was predeceased by her six sisters Irene, Priscilla (Bessie), Apolonia (Abbie), Bertha, Doreen and Edna and four brothers Joseph, John, Alvin and Anthony.
Helen’s greatest love was her family, she held strong family values and was “Auntie” to everyone. She worked hard on the farm and at Merchant’s Rubber, had a deep faith, a love for travel and made many friends along the way.
At Helen’s request cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to share their memories of Helen with her family during memorial visitation at St. Mark’s RC Church, 55 Driftwood Drive, Kitchener on Saturday March 17, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The memorial mass will immediately follow in the sanctuary of the church at 11:30 a.m., with Father Steve Murrin as officiant. Reception to be held in the parish hall. Spring interment at St Clement’s Cemetery. A special thanks to the caring staff of Lanark Heights who looked after her for the last 18 months.
Condolences for the family and donations to Carmel of St. Joseph or a charity of choice may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.