MAXTED – MOLLY
April 16th, 1926 – December 23rd, 2014
With family by her side, Molly passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital on December 23, 2014, at the age of 88 years. Born Molly Risbridger on April 16, 1926, in Guildford, Surrey, England. Molly was a war bride, arriving in Halifax, NS (Pier 21) aboard the Lady Rodney, in Nov. 1946. She immediately became a cherished and respected member of her new extended family. She will be forever remembered by her husband of 69 years, Kenneth Lloyd ‘Ken’ Maxted (Kelowna) and their children, Julie
Maxted/Murchison (Norm) Ottawa, Glenn ‘Max’ Santiago, MX, Ron (Jaclyn) Calgary, Patricia Shevchuk (Dave) Kelowna, and her brother Robin (Jennifer) England. Molly’s beautiful sole also embraced stepson Alan Casey (Cathy) Port Alberni, and special daughter-in-law, Sharon Maxted, Kelowna , Proud Nan/Nanny to 16 grandchildren and loving Great Nan to 15 great-grandchildren. She will be lovingly
remembered by longtime friends Marg Prowse (Kelowna) and family, Andy, Margaret, Steven Clements (Peachland), as well as numerous friends, nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada, England and Australia. Molly loved deeply and lived simply. She enjoyed camping in the Yukon, their garden on Longhill Road, Kelowna and their peaceful home on the mountain in Peachland. In 2012, Molly and Ken returned to Kelowna to reside at Chatsworth Senior Home. Molly especially treasured times spent with those dearest to her, her family and friends. Her keen interest in people and her excellent memory for names, birthdates and life events meant that she was instrumental in keeping their large family connected. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Lynn Reynolds, Chatsworth Residence staff, Home Instead Senior Care and KGH staff for the care and comfort provided to our Mother. As per Molly’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated. A Memorial Service will take place in Kelowna in May, 2015.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com.
Arrangements entrusted with
First Memorial Funeral Services,