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Maxine Kewin

Maxine Kewin

June 2, 2009

Maxine Kewin
KEWIN, Maxine (nee GRANT). September 7, 1925' June 2, 2009. After a brief illness, Maxine passed away at the age of 83. A unique and charismatic personality, Maxine left a memorable impression on those who met her. A life-long nurse, Maxine was a stewardess with Trans-Canada Air Lines (which provided her with endless stories). She was also well-known as the co-founder of The Company Nurse, a pioneering occupational health and safety company of nurses (and ex-stewardesses). Maxine will be sadly missed, but never forgotten, by daughters Corinne, Jane, Susan and Nancy, and by her son-in-laws Greg, Doug, and Brian, and grandchildren Malcolm, Sam, Daryn, Kevin and Samantha. Maxine was pre-deceased in just the last few years by her husband, Ken, and her son, Douglas. Sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest and Guelph General Hospital who provided expert and compassionate care. A celebration of Maxine's life with family and Mount Forest friends will be held at The Hendrick Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest (519-323-2631) on Saturday, June 6, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. An additional celebration will be held in Toronto in July 2009 (place, time, and date to be announced). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest are greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.HendrickFuneralHome.com.


I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Maxine she would come into the store I work at everyday to get her globe and mail news paper. I'm going to miss her great stories and wonderful advice. My deepest condolence.

— Jennifer Hynes, June 16, 2009

I was the youngest of Maxine's Grant cousins. Maxine showed me tremendous kindness. My sympathy to the family.

— , January 1, 2010

Dear Corinne, My sincerest condolences to you and your family during this very sad time. When you spoke about your mother, I always noticed such pride and enthusiasm in your voice - like you, she is a very remarkable woman. I know that the fond & loving memories of your mother will keep you strong. Take care of yourself.

— Lucy Gervasi, June 5, 2009

Our family has lost a one of a kind member. From the days when I was new to Toronto and University and in awe of my sophisticated cousin, to last month when Maxine called she was coming to Calgary this summer, Maxine "how the hell are you" Kewin has been a constant in my life. We shared tall tales and closely timed pregnancies as well as common grandparents. She was my cousin and my friend. I will miss her Love Sheila McKenzie.

— Sheila McKenzie, June 5, 2009

Corinne, Jane, Susan, Nancy and Family, Time changes many things, and this is needed to complete the tapestry of life on earth. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Kerry, Jim, Ashley Dew ~ Kristen, Josh & David Morrison

— , January 1, 2010

Nancy, Corinne, Jane and Susan: Jim and I want to send our sincere condolences on Maxine's passing. "The Boss" had a wonderful "larger than life" personality and a life she lived to the fullest. We have many fond memories of her that bring smiles to our faces.

— , January 1, 2010

Dear Susan and Corinne Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

— , January 1, 2010

Corrine, Jane, Susan & Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, she was truly a unique woman. I have many fond memories of times spent with your family. Love Val Spademan

— Valerie Spademan, June 4, 2009

Dear Family, Sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. I did not actually know your mom, however as an occupational health nurse myself, she was known to me through her founding of The Company Nurse. Your mom paved the way for many other Occupational Health Nurses to spark the entrepeural spirit and to have the confidence to start small companies of their own. I was one of those she inspired. I know you will miss her greatly, but you can be very proud to have had a great mother to look up to. Sincerely, June Shaw President, Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association 1998-1999

— June Shaw, June 4, 2009

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary and Stew

— , January 1, 2010

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom, Maxine. She was such a colourful and vibrant woman. We didn't get that reunion together as we had hoped, but her reunion with Uncle Ken and Douglas will be comfort to her. 'The earth laughs in flowers' as our hearts fill with mememories. God bless.

— Kerry & Jim Dew and Family, June 3, 2009

Corinne, very sorry to hear about your loss. Your mom was a strong interesting woman clearly ahead of her times. Take care, love Ash and Sushma.

— Ash and Sushms, June 3, 2009

My sincere condolences to you all. Who could ever forget Maxine? To know her was to admire her. I remember her with a jest for life, everlasting energy and an uncanny ability to persuade you that you could do anything!! Love and prayers Pat

— Patricia Briggs, June 3, 2009

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Maxine, i flew with her for Air Canada (TCA), she was always larger than life, everyone knew her and liked her. Even though i have not seen her in the last few years, she will always be remembered, for her joy of living, fun, ambition, and just being MAXINE. Condolences to her family. Doreen Birchmore

— Doreen (Evans) Birchmore, June 3, 2009

Our thoughts are with you. From all of us at Jonas

— , January 1, 2010

Please accept my sincere condolences upon learning of the death of your mom Maxine, I will sorely miss her. She and I had many conversations about her life, her family which she dearly loved and was so proud of. She was always had a great story to tell me anytime that we would meet.

— patriciabrogna, June 3, 2009

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Maxine. She was one special lady, and will be missed. Her humor was excellent, and always with a smile on her face. My prayers and thoughts are with her family.

— Anne Kennedy Borrett, June 2, 2009

My sympathy to the family of Maxine. Maxine and I worked together in the LMH Auxiliary and she was a dedicated worker. I know she will be missed by her family and you will have cherished memories of her.

— Barbara Reeves, June 2, 2009

I often saw Maxine at the local library ~ Maxine was a gifted teller of stories of her life and would often regale me (and the other patrons) with her adventures. Her eyes would just sparkle - she seemed to harbour a lifelong admiration for mischief! I met up with her on the library steps soon after the death of her beloved son ~ she told me she still felt him around her in the evenings ~ I do hope she has found him again.... I will remember her with much fondness and admiration. My sincere condolences to her family.

— Laura Douglas, June 2, 2009

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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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