Maxine Gilliland passed away peacefully surrounded by her immediate family at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice House, “Heaven On Earth,” in Kamloops on February 12, 2016 at 81 years of age. Maxine was born on November.3, 1934 in Trochu, Alberta to Mac and Ada Dundas. Maxine was a gifted Registered Nurse, Real Estate Agent, Gourmet Cook, Interior Decorator, Gardener and Dog Groomer amongst many other things. She married Frederick Gilliland on February 04, 1958 in Manhattan Beach, California and was blessed with three loving children, Blaine, Beth, and James. Maxine will be remembered as a loving and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, mother in law, aunt and cousin. She was an avid gardener, had a strong fashion sense and a loving, caring heart for the numerous pets she surrounded herself with. She brightened our lives with a great sense of humor and love of life, inspiring those around her on a regular basis.
Maxine was predeceased by her father Mac, mother Ada, sisters Heather and Joey, and brother James. She is survived by her husband Fred, daughter Beth Hanham, her two sons Blaine and James, daughters in law Melinda and Leesa, son in law Robert Hanham, her 5 grandchildren Tait, Jack, Connor, Errol Hanham, Alec Hanham, special grandkids Jon and Mandi Sharkey, nieces and nephews, many dear, life-long friends and her loyal dog Augustus (Augie),
Her family wishes to thank the caring staff at the Royal Inland Hospital, the Oncology Department, Ponderosa Lodge and the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice for their loving care. They would also like to express their appreciation to Dr. Proctor, Dr. Van Heerden, Dr. Howie, Dr. Reid, Dr. Farren and Dr. Ackerman, Dr. Holman and Dr. Kip. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice or the Cancer Society. A Memorial will be announced at a later date.