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Max Douglas Smith


Max Douglas Smith

Max’s Legacy

It is with immeasurable sadness that we share the passing of Max Douglas Smith, on January 30th, 2024.

After 30 years - half of them an extraordinary lesson to us all of the importance to live fully in every moment - Max has gained the freedom, comfort and peace he so deserved.

Mom Amber, Dad Daren, big sister Paige and little sister Scarlett, and his two dogs - Jaxon and Wallace - are blessed with the privilege of being his family.

His sisters loved him more than anything in the world. He was the best big and little brother all wrapped into one. He was everything his mom ever wished for in a son, and then some. His dad was so proud - in awe of his strength and of his mind.

He was the gem of the family - a loving son, brother, cousin, nephew, grandson, and great grandson. He adored the time he spent at his cottage, summers made even sweeter the last few years once his uncles and cousins moved into the cottage across the lane.

You couldn’t have a truer friend than Max, and you couldn’t help but fall in love with him. People were drawn to his warm, gentle presence. He made everyone feel seen, heard, and safe, and could make instant friends with strangers. His wit and humour, paired with his mischievous grin and contagious giggles were second to none. And boy, did he ever give good hugs.

A valley boy through and through, Max spent many days celebrating life (a little too much?) with his boys. The first one on the dance floor and the last one off, Max could find the dance partner in anyone. The joy and love he had for his friends was visceral, and over the years, our entire family grew along with theirs. Thank you, boys, for all this love.

To Holly, our angel on Earth: Thank you for the advocacy, comfort, and unwavering love you provided Max and our family. He fought for so long, and you helped give him the chance to rest in the way our sweet Max deserved. You changed our lives that day and we will always be so grateful to you.

The ability to honor Max’s wishes to feel at home, surrounded by his family, was granted by the outstanding staff at the Valley Hospice, a place of beauty, dignity, and grace. Thank you for the comfort you were able to provide our family during an unimaginable time.

In honor of Max, any donations can be made to the Valley Hospice.

A Celebration of Max’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, with a video webcast available. 

We will never be the same without you Maxy, but we will live each day celebrating your legacy.

your strength, bravery and steadfastness unfathomable
your love, kindness and humour undeniable
you, yourself and forever …
Always, Max

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Service Date
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Service Time
2:00 p.m.
Service Location
White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Nova Scotia

Visitation Location
There will be no visitation, by request.

Requested Charity
Valley Hospice Foundation