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CLARK, Shirley “Maxine”

May 16, 1932 – Brandon, Manitoba           

July 20, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta   

Shirley Maxine Clark, also known as Maxine, Grannie and Auntie Mac was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. Maxine died peacefully on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 surrounded by family at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.

Maxine was born May 16, 1932 in Brandon, Manitoba to Charles Leroy and Pearl Agnes (Churchill) Curle. She grew up on a farm near Brandon and attended the Village of Justice school. She left home at eighteen, where she made her way to work at the Banff Springs Hotel. Maxine had various occupations from Legal secretary, to the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association, she was an integral part of the Special Olympics. She was especially devoted to her sisters, people often referred to the four as “The Golden Girls”. One of their last treasured memories together were at the 100th Anniversary of the Township of Justice, where they all rode in a horse and buggy of the time. She loved to tell her fond memories; the cabin at Clear Lake, the Rocky Mountains of Banff, the Stampede in Calgary, and the Gulf Shores of Texas. For over fifty years, “Grannie” enjoyed sports,

spending many hours in the bleachers between her children and her grandchildren.

“All of us have crossed paths with Maxine, in her precious laughter… for she was mostly funny! Kindness always was her motto…She was a world with no fences.”

Maxine is survived by her son Lindsay Clark and wife Cindy, daughter Lisa Clark-Guedry; grandchildren, Matthew Clark and wife Heather, Brandon Clark, Jordan Guedry and Ryan Guedry; great-grandchildren Charlotte and Justin Clark. Well known as Auntie Mac, she had numerous nieces and nephews along with many great-nieces and nephews; as well as a host of lifelong and dear friends. Maxine had a very special and endearing friend Bobbi Joan O’Neil.

She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Pearl Curle; brother Charles Curle (Helga); sisters, Doris Scarrow, (Jim), Phyllis Bray (Jack), Marjorie Merner (Addison).

In lieu of a funeral, Maxine has requested her ashes be spread over her parent’s gravesite in historic Humesville cemetery, Manitoba.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation on behalf of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, https://www.albertacancer.ca/ (Telephone 1 866-412-4222)

In living memory of Maxine Clark, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6,   Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Grannie,

    Miss you … love you!!!

    Lindsay

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  2. The best mother- my best friend til the end. Thanks for being my mom!

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  3. Donita McLeod andFamily

    Lindsay and Lisa, your Mother will be missed. I am very glad we had a short visit at the hospital. So sorry for your loss to your entire family..

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  4. You have been such a blessing in our life❤️ You were a second mother to me, Your unending love for our family, I will always hold my memories close to my heart ❤️

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  5. My deepest sympathy to Lindsay, Lisa and your families. I was very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She never let on she was ill and was always so cheerful when we talked. She was a exceptional person and truly one of the golden girls. Her family was everything to her and was very proud of you all. I have many fond memories of your mom and will miss her.

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  6. Miss you lady. Who can I dance with now. We had so many fun times together. I toast a mug of hot water to you. Sorry I never got to Canada but when I do, I will have you by my side ❤️ Fran.

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  7. There was only one “Maxine Clark” – the pied piper of strangers and friends who wanted to share her laughter and kindness to all she met like faithfully gathering her Greenview friends and others to meet at the “Pig & Whistle” for lunch after she returned from her happy family visits with Lindsay & Lisa and their families. She dearly loved her siblings and her Dear Pearl and always had a special spot for Michael. Maxine’s world had “no rules ” and she will turn heaven topsy- turvey too. We will miss her laughter and funny episodes. Love to her family

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