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Maxine Ellison Gillespie


Maxine Ellison Gillespie
Maxine Ellison Gillespie passed away peacefully at her home in L'Etete NB on May 6, 2018. She was born in L'Etete on July 10, 1925 and was the chosen daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia (Tucker) Leslie. Maxine was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Charles Nevin Gillespie.

A loving mother, grandmother and beautiful friend to all who knew her, she is survived by two daughters: Brenda (Reece) Johnston and Linda (Ted) Tucker both of L'Etete; one son: Gary (Muriel) Hooper of Uxbridge ON; five granddaughters: Tracy (Brian) Howard of Port Perry ON, Terri Hooper of Uxbridge ON, Heather Johnston and Annette Johnston both of L'Etete and Tammy (Greg) Cooke of Tower Hill NB; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; daughter-in-law: Diane (Bill) Bowman of Bocabec NB; three sisters: Leona, Janice and Ramona all of Maine; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Maxine was predeceased by one son: David; one son-in-law: Jim Carlin; her birth mother: Rena Lyons; and siblings: Kenneth Lyons, Robert Lyons and Jetta Denhow.

Maxine was a very social and loving person. To know Maxine was to love her. She always found the good in everyone and she made sure her family shared the same values. She had an amazing sense of humor and made people smile wherever she went. Maxine will be remembered for the love she had for her Church family. Many members of the L'Etete Church of Christ attended wedding showers and baby showers that Maxine hosted, and she did so with much love and pride. Maxine was a recipient of the Silver Cross and faithfully laid a wreath every year on Remembrance Day in honor of her late husband Charles. Never one to complain, Maxine kept everyone around her smiling even in her final days. She will be sadly missed but always remembered with a smile.

Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. Resting at the L'Etete Church of Christ, L'Etete NB with visiting on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The service will be held at the church on Wednesday at 2:00 pm with Rev. David Haddon officiating. In Maxine's memory, donations to a charity of the donor's choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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Service Date
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
L'Etete Church of Christ, L'Etete NB

May 8, 2018
Visitation Time
2-4 and 7-9 pm
Visitation Location
L'Etete Church of Christ, L'Etete NB

Requested Charity
Donor's Choice