Born on July 30, 1930 and passed away peacefully with family at her side at Leamington Hospital on March 8, 2013 at 82 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Donald (2011) with whom she celebrated 56 years of marriage.  Dear mother of Tim, Terry and wife Tracey, Lorie and husband Jim Sleeth, and Barbara and husband Roger Engelhardt. Cherished Nanny of Chrissy (Kurtis) Arnold, Lisa (Charles) Zhu, Michelle Bezanson, Joshua and Cassie Sleeth, and Ryan Engelhardt. Loved sister of Shirley (late Irwin) Augustine. Dearest sister-in-law of Maurice (late Bertha) Bezanson, the late Leona and Benny Bennett, Ida (late Minard) Hiltz, Merlin (late Gwen) Bezanson, Morley (Jeannie) Bezanson, Betty Anderson, and Allister (Helen) Bezanson.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Ray and Eva (nee Reid) Osborne.  Maxine was a devoted member of the Cottam United Church.  Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her. Maxine is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Kim Gilliland officiating. Interment will follow at Cottam United Church Cemetery. Donations in memory of Maxine may be made to Cottam United Church, the Hospice of Windsor & Essex County or the Leamington Hospital Foundation.  You may send your condolences online at

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