Davies, Maxine Virginia

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.


  1. My condolences to Fred and family. Maxine was a cherished person from being my landlord 40 yrs ago to a friend that you could visit and have laughs. Maxine loved to cook and shared her ideas. Maxine will be greatly missed hugs to Fred, Dan and the family.

  2. I knew Maxine and Fred I think the whole of my life and as an adult I cherished the pop in visits at Ewe’s Knitting when they where in town and the rare visits in Tappen. Sending prayers to the family.

  3. Thinking about Maxine’s family today. Fred , her sons and their wives, Grandchildren and great Grandchildren.
    We always enjoyed visiting Maxine.

  4. I’m very sorry to learn of Maxine’s passing! Over the years, I enjoyed many great visits and conversations with her! To you Fred, and to the rest of Maxine’s family as well as to all who share in your loss, my deepest and most sincere condolences to all of you! To Maxine, may you Rest in Peace!

  5. The Davies family is one of
    our longest family friends since 1947 in Fort St. John. We will remember and cherish all the memories of the fun times – the reunions, celebrations and visits in Fort St. John and Tappen, often hosted by Maxine and Fred. Maxine always stepped up and did a professional job, spoiling us all !

    Rest in peace, dear friend.

    Helen and the Cheesman family

  6. Deepest sympathy to Fred, sons and family. Maxine was such a fun lady and a true lady she was. Maxine will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know her.

  7. Fred, my thoughts are with you at this sad time. Hugs , Maxine ( Opdahl) Bennett.

  8. My sincere condolences to the Family. I knew Maxine in Fort St John through her brother Billy.

  9. Max.. you will be missed.. we had great times together working at the McK. Inn and continuing our friendship through the years. It was so sad to see you fail with your memory as it was so rich with your life.
    The last time we spent any time together was when the bunch of us went to Hawaii. That was a great memory, especially you jumping into the kitchen to produce one of your amazing dinners, when we were there to relax, but then cooking was relaxing to you so we all got that benefit.
    RIP Max, you were a special lady…

  10. Saddened to hear that maxine has passed , we used to meet in various places around Fort St John and met at many garage sales , and thrift stores and would always have a great chat and when she moved south everytime she came to visit we would meet and have a great time catching up. Always full of laughter and brightened any place she would enter … RIP max ….you will be missed by so many

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