PORTEOUS MaxinePosted: January 9th, 2013
MAXINE LYDIA WATSON PORTEOUS passed away quietly on Saturday, January 5th, 2013.
Maxine was born on May 24, 1925 in Magrath, Alberta, to Dave and Lydia Watson. As a child she lived in Magrath, Raymond, and Cardston. She married Alexander Porteous on February 27th, 1944. While Alex served in the army, Maxine worked, and with the help of her brother, built a home in Cardston. During their 60 year marriage, Maxine and Alex lived in many places: Cardston, Lethbridge, Salt Lake City, spending 39 years in Gladstone Valley. When Maxine became ill, she was able to live in Raymond, near her daughter, Laura.
Maxine was an excellent cook and no one left her home hungry. She was creative and resourceful. She loved children and was a foster parent for many years. Maxine valued education, and at the age of 52, returned to school to finish her high school diploma and continued on to complete a college business program. She took piano and art lessons after her retirement. A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many capacities throughout her life. She was an excellent teacher.
Maxine was predeceased by her husband Alex and a grandson, Victor Jenson. She is survived by her children Phil (Dawn) of Aetna, Jim (Julie) of Lethbridge, Babette (Larry) Jenson of Calgary, Laura (Dana) Hirsche of Raymond, Carol (Craig) Gross of Pincher Creek, and Chris of Raymond. She also leaves 15 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2 North 200 West, Raymond, at 11:00 am, Thursday, January 10, 2013. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 am.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Sign guest book: www.generationsfh.ca
My condolences to the family. I have great childhood memories of aunt Maxine during my visits to Pincher Creek. I am sure she will be missed by all.
G. Scott MacLeod
Son of Joy Peacock