Posted: April 22nd, 2014

1926 ~ 2014
Maxine Ethel Wheeler, our beautiful Mum, slipped away from this life with her family by her bedside on April 7th 2014 at the age of 88 years. She was the life partner of the late George Edward Wheeler. Maxine , the youngest child of Daniel and Helena McKeeman spent her childhood in the Lunnford, Alberta area, then as a young woman came to Lethbridge for nurse’s aide training at St. Michael’s Hospital. She caught the eye of young George Wheeler as she crossed the dance floor, they married in 1950 and moved to a farm outside of Picardville. They raised their family and farmed for years until returning to Lethbridge in 1968. Maxine had a love for all animals and also enjoyed knitting, and crocheting. She grew a very fine garden and was generous with her crops of onions, carrots, tomatoes and squashes. Her favorite color was pink and she liked to dance. Maxine is survived by her children, Nestor (Judy) of Picture Butte, Hollie (Sam Lazenby) of Nelson, B.C., Heather (Gary Sinclair) of Foremost, six grandchildren Cody, Tyler, Issac, Simon, Candice and Kirk; and one sister-in-law Elma McKeeman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. A Celebration of Maxine’s Life will be held at 1:00pm, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, with Reverend Brenda Kersell, officiating. In honour Of Maxine’s love of animals, for those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Lethbridge & District Humane Society, 2920 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9. Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.

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