Maxine Swan

July 20, 1928 - September 14, 2021

Funeral Details:

Passed away peacefully on September 14,2021 at the age of 93 years.  Predeceased by her husband Dalton.  She is survived by and will be missed by her daughters Susan Lee (the late Herb) and Pamela Pringle (Jeff).
She was the cherished grandma of Meredith Lee and James VanDyke, Craig and Heather Lee, Matthew and Alisha Pringle, Ben Pringle and Kate and Dom Gismondi.  Great grandma/GG will be missed by her great grandchildren who brought her such joy.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Waterford, her home for the past five plus years.  Particularly during the pandemic, they became like a second family to her.

At Maxine’s request there will be a family graveside service where she will be laid to rest with Dalton.
If so desired donations to JDRF in her honour would be appreciated.  Online memories and condolences may be made at

Peaceful Transition Simcoe


11 Condolences
  • Cam & Alison Goodman
    Posted on: Friday, September 17, 2021 Reply

    Susan & Family
    Pam, Jeff & Family
    We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Your Mom & Dad were good friends and we have many cherished memories of fun times with them – in Barrie, at Bird Lake and in PCB.
    Our sincere sympathy.
    Cam & Alison

  • Debbie Stevenson
    Posted on: Friday, September 17, 2021 Reply

    I am deeply saddened to learn of Maxine’s passing. She helped me so much when our family was in mourning about Dad and Sandra. She came into my room several times to offer comfort and a shoulder to cry on. I know how grateful Mom was for her and Dalt’s support during those very difficult times. Your family became my “home away from home”. I have so very many lovely memories of your whole family including me in your lives. I was invited to the cottage, to the ice capades, and coming over every Christmas to help make Owl candles, just to name a very few. Pam and Sue treated me almost like a little sister, with such kindness and patience. I am so grateful that our lives came together. I have never met a more kind and loving family than yours, and I know I never will. Rest well my dear friend, reunited with Dalt and Herb in God’s arms and gracious light for eternity. God Bless Everyone.

  • Randy Taylor
    Posted on: Friday, September 17, 2021 Reply

    Your mother was a tablemate of my mother Audrey Taylor at the Waterford. Your mother was always very kind and caring towards my mother and was helpful at bringing concerns about Audrey to our attention. I have fond memories of many enjoyable and interesting conversations with Maxine.

  • Fred and Beth Carter
    Posted on: Sunday, September 19, 2021 Reply

    Our condolences on the passing of Maxine. She will be remembered as a great neighbour, a warm and active woman. She always had a love of life and people. She hands her legacy off to the wonderful family she raised and the wonderful children they raised. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Marjorie McQuay
    Posted on: Sunday, September 19, 2021 Reply

    Sue, so sorry on the loss of your mother.
    You will have so many happy memories to look back on over the years.
    I wanted to send a card but don’t have your apt. number. I know your card when Lawrence died meant a lot to me, but I guess this is the next best way.

  • Earleen Johnson
    Posted on: Monday, September 20, 2021 Reply

    Pam and Jeff I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Sending thoughts and prayers your way

  • Robyn Yuill
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Reply

    It’s was an honor to have met Maxine and her family that I did meet. I was in complete shock when I heard the news. Maxine was a strong women even in her worst of times she always had a smile on her face. During the first few months of the pandemic our work crew would go up and sit with Maxine just to keep her company. (Our residents were getting lonely) and it just broke our hearts that family were not allowed in to see them. She absolutely loved to sit outside at the pond and love to play cards with her two good friends penny and Helen. She spoke so highly of her family she adore each and every one just a kind soul all together. Rest in paradise Maxine you will be missed PSW at the Waterford ❤️

  • Janis Craig
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Reply

    Dear Sue and Pam so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Thinking back over the years at the many lovely times you had and your Mom and Dad being part of the Trinity Anglican Church family. Love teasing you Sue at work saying that I babysat you and Pam when you were kids too. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. She is with your Dad now so God Bless. Jan Craig

    Posted on: Friday, September 24, 2021 Reply

    I first remember seeing Maxine and Dalt when l first arrive at the cottage that my sister and brother in law brought next door to the Swan’s. They welcome us hole hardly. We had good fun and a lots of talks, over the years. My brother Mike would make Maxine Bailey with crush ice when he came up to cottage. She enjoyed the drink. She will be missed. My condolence’s to the family.

  • Frank & Sharon Crossley
    Posted on: Monday, September 27, 2021 Reply

    Susan & Pam: Our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Mom, Maxine. We have many great memories of our St. Vincent St. neighbourhood of which the Swans were a big part. Back then we knew all our neighbours and appreciated them. Please feel free to drop in anytime. We would love to see you.

    With our love and caring at this difficult time. Frank & Sharon Crossley

  • Heather Plewes
    Posted on: Sunday, October 3, 2021 Reply

    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Maxine. Your mother was also a tablemate of my mother Jackie Plewes at the Waterford and was very welcoming and kind when my mother moved to the Waterford. I enjoyed conversations with her and know she will be deeply missed.

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