MaxineHunter (1)Lila Maxine Hunter (Gartley), surrounded by all nine of her children passed away at Kingsmere Retirement Home in Alliston, Ontario on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at the age of 87. She was born May 26, 1926 in Hamilton, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband Francis James (Frank) after 53 years of marriage, her brother Ken Gartley, her daughter-in-law Dianne Hunter, and her grandson Jonathan Hill. Maxine grew up in Strabane and attended Dundas District High School. She worked for Bell Canada before starting her family. She and Frank raised their children in Freelton where she was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League. They later moved to Burlington and then on to Alliston after Frank passed. Maxine is survived by: Marsha Taylor (George) of Vancouver, BC; Paul Hunter (Janet) of Barrie, ON; Gerri Fearman (Doug) of Alliston, ON; Robert Hunter (Mary) of Streetsville, ON; Theresa Schoenfeld (James) of New York City, NY; Marie Clark (Allan) of Vancouver, BC; Joan Hill (Lorne) of Markham, ON; James Hunter (Leanne) of Princeton, NJ; and Elaine Hunter (David) of Vancouver, BC. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren: Justin, Kate, Kim, Andrew, Tammy, Adam, Jill, Adam, Simon, Kelly, Nathan, Matt, Natalie, Carly, Riley, Michael, Katie, Megan, Abigail, Jordan, Cole, Laura, Ethan, Addison, Kate, Kesler. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME ,146 Mill St. N. Waterdown on Tuesday, January 28th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 with prayers at 3 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL CHURCH,  Freelton on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Sick Kids Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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