At the age of 86, Max left us on February 26 in Hamilton, having lived a full life filled with family and friends.
Max is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters as well as our angel, Josse. He is survived by his loving wife and partner of more than 50 years, Georgina (Augustus), and daughter Michelle (Jon). The true joys of his life were his twin grandsons, Brixton and Camden, who will forever make their papa proud as they have his incredible smile and extraordinary sparkle.
Max was a prominent entrepreneur in St. Catharines throughout the 1960s and 1970s having owned a renown furniture store and women's fashion store. He then continued on as an accomplished salesman for the next 25 years. Max always had a pocket full of cash and was forever looking to make a deal. He loved traveling, golf and baseball and was an avid card player. Most weekends were spent with family and friends playing euchre, canasta and cribbage. He was impossible to beat and passed his competitive spirit and game loving nature onto Michelle starting at a very early age. Max was also a proud member of the Port Dalhousie Lion's Club where he was in charge of fundraising.
Max will be very much missed by his family and all who knew him. He will be particularly missed by the crew of friends he gathered with daily at Eastgate Square, led by his best friend of 82 years, Ronnie.
Max's visitation will be held at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 454 Highway #8 (east of Millen Road) STONEY CREEK (905-664-4222) on Thursday, March 1st from 3-5 and 7-9p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, March 2nd at 10:30am. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Max are asked to please donate to the Josse Maxwell Haywood Special Fund at the Mt. Sinai Foundation at 416-586-8203 or 1-877-565-8555
Cruises were Max's favourite pastime and we imagine he has already boarded a cruise ship in his afterlife, to a tropical spot where he is socializing with new friends and drinking a rye and ginger ale. Rest in peace Max - loving husband, dad, papa and friend. You will forever be loved and honoured.