Charles Maxfield
In Loving Memory of

Charles Culver Maxfield

1929 - 2018

Obituary of Charles Culver Maxfield

We are saddened and heartbroken to announce the passing of Charles Culver Maxfield (Max) on Monday, July 23, 2018. Remaining to forever cherish Max’s memory is his loving wife of 65 years, Billie; his children; Mark, Chris (Mona) and Susie (Herb); his grandchildren Lauren (Will), David and Olivia. He is also survived by his nephews David Senger (Kirsten), Steven Senger (Betty) as well as so many dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Edwin and Elizabeth Maxfield, his sister and brother-in-law Anne and Wayne Senger and his father and mother-in-law George and Marguerite Downing.

We struggled to find the words we felt would do more than just announce Max’s passing but would tell the story of who he was when he was alive. We want to write about the man whom everyone would recognize immediately if you knew him or perhaps the person you would have wanted to know. We want to write something funny so that if he could read this he would have a good chuckle. Just to hear Max laugh would bring a smile to anyone’s face. We are sure he would laugh if he read that we are absolutely perplexed as to what to do with all the things he has gathered in the garage over the years. Things he would never dispose of. We want to boast about his generosity and how he would help anyone in need. He could fix almost anything and usually had the part to fix it, somewhere in the garage. We want to praise him for being the best father a child could ever have. We always knew who to turn to if we were in trouble. However, you always knew where you stood and it just took one look. We want to brag about the things he would find or buy for his grandchildren, of whom he was always so proud, which would amaze and impress them. He was like their own personal Santa Claus, even in looks. We want to talk about the joy we have in knowing the love and devotion he had for his wife, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. He could often be heard saying “Billie! I know what I’m doing!!” Max was an amazing, spirited and wonderful human being as well as an extremely devoted friend. Everyone adored him. He would welcome anyone into his home with open arms and an open bar. He absolutely loved a good party, a good laugh and a good glass of Scotch. We will miss him deeply.

At Max’s request, there will be no service but there will be a celebration of his full and wonderful life will be held on Saturday, August 25th from 2-5 p.m., held at the Chippawa Fire Hall 8696 Banting Avenue
Niagara Falls, L2G 7A1 . Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Memorial donations may be given to Heart Niagara or Niagara Dog Rescue.

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Tom & Marlene Kavanaugh

A true gentleman and great guy. Max will certainly be missed by all those who knew him. Shared many a drink with Max at Chaplin’s in “the old days”. Rest easy Max

Kelly Selkirk

The measure of a man is the legacy he leaves behind. Although I didn’t know Mr. Maxfield, I know he has amazing children and grandchildren. He has left a great legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sulayne and Don Winrow

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Max we will miss him our thoughts are with Billie and the rest of the family I always enjoyed the time we spent together. Your all n our thoughts

Glenn & Cathie Peterson and Family

We were so saddened to hear the news of Max’s passing. Max was a larger than life character, who always had a smile on his face. He welcomed you into their home and always enjoyed a good party to the Max. He will be greatly missed. Sending our love, Glenn + Cathie + family

Randy Kaczynski

Please accept my condolences and deepest sympathy.


PS I worked with Charlie at GLC.

Chris Zarafonitis

We offer our deepest condolences for your loss, and we hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

We are blessed to have many fond memories of Max, mostly hanging out and sharing a few stories on the back porch.

While many things could be found (or not) in the garage, we were always sure to find a cold beer!

God Bless Max, may he travel well, and rest in peace.

The Zarafonitis family

Derrick & Helen Herriott

Our deepest and sincerest sympathy Billie and all members of your immediate family. Blessings Helen & Derrick.

Dick Overholt

Billie and family
Very sorry to hear of your loss . I remember Max from a few social gatherings way back and what a personable and warm individual he was .
Our sincere condolences go out to all of you.
Dick and Heather Overholt

John Caesar

We are very sorry for your loss. Max was a great man and fun to be with. I have past memories of the fun times building Dune Buggies in the garage , Raft Racing on the Niagara River and meeting in Daytona. Will miss his wave as he drives down Callan. Our sincere condolences.

The Caesar Family


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