Dorothy Maxine (Max) Thomson (nee Ward) in her 92nd year. Born in Cochrane, ON, daughter of Ernest C. Ward and Lillian Ward (Maguire), and later lovingly raised by her Step-mother Florence. Sister to Kitchener (Kit) Ward (Betty) and Bill Ward (Blanche). Pre-deceased by her husband, W. Alex Thomson. Survived by her daughter Dorothy of Saskatoon, and by her son Bill of London and his wife Gabriele. Well loved by her granddaughters, Kira, Shauna, Lillian and Claire. Max was a nurse (B.Sc.N), a cook, a mother, a baker - (famous for oatmeal cookies), a gardener, a traveler, a reader, a lover of the arts and a true friend of many. She provided care and comfort to all; she remained faithful to Christ, a long time member of Metropolitan United Church and a friend at New St. James - Glengarry Group. She loved a game of bridge and was a competitive curler. She supported many causes including Nursing Education at UWO. She and Alex raised a family and built a business together. Throughout her life, Maxine encountered and rose above adversity with a resilient spirit. She maintained her independence until the very end. She will be greatly missed. A special thanks to the care-givers at McCormick Home and Chelsey Park Retirement who provided comfort in her final times. Cremation has occurred. At Maxine's request there will be no funeral or visitation. The family will host a memorial service at Metropolitan United Church on Thursday August 25th at 11 o'clock, followed by interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Please consider a donation to the London Community Foundation or Metropolitan United Church.
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