Glenn Maxwell Obituary

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In Memory of

Mr. Glenn Maxwell

July 17, 1925 - February 18, 2014
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Glenn went to be with his Father in Heaven on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 after a short illness. He was born in Merrickville, Ontario on July 17, 1925. He was predeceased by his parents, Rev. Gordon Maxwell and Marion Dell Maxwell; his loving wife, companion and best friend Pierrette, and a younger brother, Morley. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Lynn O'Dwyer; two granddaughters, Kristie Jones and Shannon Pelk; three great grandchildren, Sebastien Lavoie, Jaida and Levi Pelk; also one brother, Murray of Guelph, Ontario, and a sister, Marian Ufford of Pointe Claire, P.Q. Glenn served in the Canadian Army during World War II in...
Glenn went to be with his Father in Heaven on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 after a short illness. He was born in Merrickville, Ontario on July 17, 1925. He was predeceased by his parents, Rev. Gordon Maxwell and Marion Dell Maxwell; his loving wife, companion and best friend Pierrette, and a younger brother, Morley. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Lynn O'Dwyer; two granddaughters, Kristie Jones and Shannon Pelk; three great grandchildren, Sebastien Lavoie, Jaida and Levi Pelk; also one brother, Murray of Guelph, Ontario, and a sister, Marian Ufford of Pointe Claire, P.Q.

Glenn served in the Canadian Army during World War II in Canada and overseas. He was a member of the Canadian Legion.

Glenn graduated from the University of Toronto, B.A., and took postgraduate work at Queens University in Industrial Relations. His life work was in the field of Human Relations and his employment took him from Simpson's Montreal Department Store, to the mining industry, where he worked for Steep Rock Iron Mines in Atikokan, Ontario, Mattabi Mines in Ignace, Ontario and the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. He retired from Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan as Employee Relations Superintendent at the Cory Mine.

While in Ignace, Glenn was active in municipal politics and served on Council and then as Reeve for eight years. Ignace was in the development mode at this time and Glenn saw infrastructure improvements of a recreation centre with curling and hockey ice, a shopping plaza, a new school with high school classes, a medical clinic and an improved Town Office. Even though the mine has now closed, Ignace continues to be a viable community.

Since retiring, Glenn kept himself busy with a garden and work around the house. He was a golfer from the age of ten when he caddied at the Royal Montreal Golf Club. He was also a curler and curled in the Senior Leagues at the Sutherland Curling Club. Glenn was intrigued with computers and put in many hours at his computer keyboard. He often said that this challenge and curling kept him young. He also took up bridge and snooker and was considered a raw amateur at both. After the death of his wife he resided at Elim Lodge. In September, Glenn went to Dawson Creek for a visit with his daughter and son in law, where he became ill.

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