George "Max" Macfarlane

Obituary of George "Max" David Alexander Macfarlane

G. "Max" David Alexander Macfarlane

(February 14, 1931 - April 2, 2019)


Max was born February 14, 1931, in Bulawayo, South Rhodesia, Africa. Max passed away with his family at his side on April 2, 2019 after battling two forms of Cancer. Anybody who knew Max, knew he had a fighter’s spirit, and he carried that with him until the end. 

Max was a well, spoken, pragmatic, intelligent man. He had a wicked sense of humor, and a lust for life. He adored his wife, children and grandchildren. He was passionate about his family, his work and his legacy. Max lived his life in spite of adversity that might have discouraged a lesser man. Military service, marriage, fatherhood, his Accounting practice: all were executed with precision and an uncommon attention to detail. Max insisted that “tomorrow is not an option, and it is later than you think, so get on with it!”. He demanded that things were done right, and relished an opportunity to demonstrate. Max was tremendously sentimental, and loved the people he surrounded himself with. Despite his command of language and vocabulary, Max developed his own terminology, and took great pleasure in reciting the “Navy Version” of classic songs, much to the chagrin of his doting wife.  Max could be found most nights enjoying classical music, a crossword puzzle or book, and the occasional emphatic tap dance to celebrate.   
Max is mourned, and will be sorely missed by his loving family and friends. Max is survived by his wife Bernice; sons Max, Larry (Samantha), Madison (Alwina); and six beloved grandchildren Gavin Gordon, Ty Andrew, Aliyah Jane, Mason David, Ivy May and Hazel Josephine; family friend  Bradley Barsi, as well as numerous extended family and friends.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Mary’s Hospital Palliative care, or a charity of your choosing. 


A Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2019 from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Larry Pederson officiating.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in lieu of flowers in Max's memory may be made to St. Mary's Palliative Care Unit, or to the charity of one's choice.


Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Friday, April 5, 2019
Norseman Inn
6505 - 48th Avenue
Camrose, Alberta, Canada
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