James Allan "Max" Maxwell
James Allan "Max" Maxwell - passed away March 5, 2020 at the age of 62. He lived all his life in Kentville, attended KCA and later Kings Vocational School.
Max was a great baseball player in his youth, played football, hockey and later slow pitch. His passions included the NY Yankees, Pittsburgh Steelers, fly fishing, cottage life with family and any kind of music-his favourite being John Prine. His sense of humour was fantastic and he was very quick with a one liner and a huge smile. Max’s kindness and huge heart was unmatched. Max was past president and long-time member of the Kings County Commercial Travellers Association and the Billiards Club. He served for many years on the organizing committee for the Labour Day Oland Slow Pitch Tournament. He worked in Kentville at the local bars for a number of years, then at ACA Co-op, later Eden Valley Poultry where he recently retired after 30 + years.
Max was predeceased by his parents, Shirley and Ronald Maxwell; in-laws, Mary and Don MacKenzie; son-in-law, Colin MacAskill; nephews, Sean Kinsman and Jeff Cogswell. He is survived by his current partner, Cheryl Rogers, Kentville; his daughter, Jenna MacAskill (Ryan Foster); son, Donnie Maxwell, both of Edmonton, Alberta; their mother, Jane Maxwell of Kentville; grandson, Waylon James Maxwell, Kamloops BC; sister, Barb Farmer (David), Lower Sackville; brother, Bob (Joanne), Glenmont; in-laws, Bonnie MacKenzie and Beth MacPherson, Riverview NB; Carol (Phil) Kinsman, Berwick; Alison Gould, Kentville; Jim (Ruby) MacKenzie, Kentville; many nieces and nephews and of course his dog, Buddy.
A memorial service will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in the Crossed Keys Room at the King's Arm Pub, Kentville. In lieu of flowers please consider doing a random act of kindness for someone who may be in need of a hand. Donations in memory would be appreciated to the Colin and Ryan MacAskill Memorial Scholarship Fund, NSCC (Kingstec Campus) or any animal welfare charity.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.