Posted: September 29th, 2015

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Maxiene Bodgener

1931 – 2015

Mrs. Maxiene Bodgener passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the age of 84 years.

Maxiene was born on August 27th, 1931 in Fort Macleod, Alberta. She received her teaching degree at the University of Alberta, and returned to Fort Macleod where she met her husband Ray. After marrying in 1953 and moving to the farm, she took up teaching Home Economics until she retired. Upon her retirement she took up weaving, and spent the following years creating many beautiful pieces which have ended up in homes spanning the globe. In addition to weaving, Maxiene and Ray travelled the world together experiencing many of the world’s cultures together.

She is survived by her daughter Robyn and grandchildren Mike (May) and Nadine (Jeff); sister-in-law Eleanor Donahue; brother-in-law Raymond Chester; four great-grandchildren Lyndsey, Braden, Janessa and Kiana.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the ANGLICAN PARISH OF CHRIST CHURCH, 321 21 St., Fort Macleod, AB with Dr. Sebastian David, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, 200-1301 8th St., Calgary, AB, T2R 1B7.


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  1. Linda (Rafa) Conway says:

    Dear Robyn and family,

    My condolences at the passing of your dear mother. She was my surrogate mother when I was a ‘baby’ Home Ec teacher in Macleod way back in the early 70’s!! Your mom and dad were wonderful people and accepted me as a member of the family, as well as being a tremendous mentor for teaching Home Ec! We have continued to correspond – lately just at Christmas, but I will greatly miss the card and letter telling me of her (and your Dad’s when he was alive) escapades, and all the news of you and your family. She was so proud of all of you. Although I didn’t get to see her over the past nearly 40 years, she was always a big part of my life. She holds a very special place in my heart, and always will.
    Again, my deepest sympathy at your loss – she will not be forgotten by myself, nor the other Home Ec teachers and students who knew her!
    Sincerely, Linda

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