Maxwell, Harold

Harold passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre with his friend Betty by his side on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the age of 90.

Born in St. Vincent Township on July 9th, 1932, Harold was the son of the late Hugh and Marion (nee Ellis) Maxwell.

He will be missed dearly by his treasured friend Betty Shaw of Meaford, and will be remembered fondly by his Maxwell and Ellis cousins in the Chesley and Meaford area.

Harold spent his childhood in Elderslie Township and then moved to Valemount, B.C. where he enjoyed working in the sawmill and later drove a logging truck.  He returned to Meaford in 1986 to help his aging parents.  Harold looked forward to sharing his stories from his early years with his friends over coffee.  He really enjoyed being part of the Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen in Meaford.  Harold loved to volunteer and help others at the local food bank.  Many people will remember Harold driving the bus and helping as a crossing guard.  He cared for his mother in her later years with compassion and kindness.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 2 o’clock with visiting the hour prior to service.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (cheques only please) or the Meaford Hospital Foundation through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Visiting 1 until 2 p.m. at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Thursday, September 22, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - Service at Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford at 2 p.m.

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Donations: Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (cheques only please) or Meaford Hospital Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Dennis an Brenda Ormsby
    Tuesday, September 20, 2022

    Condolences to the Maxwell family. Harold was a great man. I was in the Kiawanis club with him. A great man to work with RIP Harold.

  2. Cherie
    Tuesday, September 20, 2022

    Thought and prayers to all Harold’s family
    Had the privilege of knowing Harold threw cross walk crossing my children and many laughs over coffee and helping in the nursing home if needed when there
    Till we see you again Fly high Harold’s
    God bless one and all
    Cherie Ron murray

  3. Gordon Light
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022

    Harold was a gracious, kind and beautiful man, and we are truly grateful to have known him during our time in Meaford. He would often speak to us about his time in Valemount in our part of the world. To Betty, and to all his Christ Church family, we send our condolences and pledge our prayers. With them, we hold him up to God in faith and with thanksgiving.
    Gordon Light and Barbara Liotscos

  4. Randy Darling
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022

    Years ago I use to have coffee with Harold at McDonald’s always friendly and interesting to talk to may he rest in peace

  5. Dennis and Joanne Knight
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022

    Kind words of sympathy to the Maxwell family. I always enjoyed speaking with Harold at the curling club and elsewhere.

  6. Sandi Gray
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022

    Sorry for your loss Maxwell family. Harold lived in my apartment building. He was a good friend. He would drive me to work some mornings.

  7. Linda Allen
    Saturday, September 24, 2022

    The Zotek family from Valemount wishes to extend our sincere condolences to Harold’s family and friends. He was a good friend of our family and we will always remember him with kindness.

    1. G. Maxwell
      Sunday, October 9, 2022

      Thank you for your kind words. Harold was everyone’s friend and would do anything to help anyone.. His years in Valemount were the best years of his life. Until he died, he was always telling us about things that happened there and all the great people that he knew out there. He will be missed.


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