February 22, 1941 – November 5, 2022
at the age of 81 years:
Maxine Virginia Davies passed away peacefully on November 5th, 2022 in Salmon Arm BC at the age of 81.
Maxine was born in Canora, Saskatchewan on February 22, 1941 to Maxime and Ethel Larocque. She lived between Valleyview, Ab and Grande Prairie Ab, before moving to Fort St John, BC as a teenager. Driving a big Mercury car, she caught the attention of Fred Davies, and you could say the rest was history. Fred and Maxine were married in Fort St John on April 30, 1960 and soon started a family, first Chris, then Brian, Rob, David and Dan.
Maxine was well known for her cooking. She always had baking laying around and was always cooking something delicious. The kitchen was her favorite room in her home. Anyone who was around at Christmas time would salivate over the mountain of Christmas baking – which you weren’t really allowed to touch until Christmas. Throughout the years she and Fred became world travelers, even living a couple years in Aman, Jordan while Fred was there working. Over her life, Maxine visited many countries on every continent and loved traveling.
Maxine was a very generous and fun-loving woman. She was very social and often hosted people at the house and in her younger years would love to go to the dances and loved to jive. She sponsored many under privileged children across the world and would lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. She always enjoyed participating in the annual Fall Fair where she often took first place in baking, especially for her butter tarts. She was a member of the Oilwives, the Red Hats, the Royal Canadian Legion and her church.
Maxine was a hard worker and loved her years working at the Mackenzie Inn and at the new Fort St John Canadian Tire to mention a couple. Her and Fred operated many businesses over the years, from Motel 49, Red Rooster Corner store, a hairstyling business, and a real estate and property managements company. And of course, Maxine was well known for her complete enjoyment of hitting the mall! She could never turn down a deal in the department store or give up the urge to hit a garage sale.
She is survived by her husband Fred and children Brian (Kerry), Rob (Yolanda), David (Debra), Dan, and her brother Billy. She was also blessed with 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Maxine is predeceased by her parents and eldest son Chris.
Maxine was close to God and has now joined Him in Heaven.