Maxine Mary Hicks –



It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Maxine Mary Hicks on Saturday, May 11, 2024, surrounded by her family.

Maxine was born on May 6, 1936 in Tisdale, SK to Fred and Betty Fiske. She grew up on the family farm near Loreburn and attended school in the district. After high school, Maxine worked at the Moose Jaw Training School and then at Federated Co-op in Regina.

Maxine met Bob through friends, married in 1957, and ran a farm in the Marquis area for many years. She was a key partner in Bob's projects and adventures – from raising laying hens to Chianina cattle and pigs. In the early '90s, they started a family seed business on the farm and later became Sask. Crop Insurance agents. During the winter months, Maxine and Bob teamed up to run the curling rink in Moose Jaw. Maxine helped in the office and also started the Curlers Shop, which sold equipment and clothing for the roaring game. After retiring from farming, they ran curling clubs in Red Deer and High River. In 2004, they retired again, returning to Moose Jaw, where they devoted themselves to beekeeping and honey processing. In 2022, Maxine moved to Saskatoon to be closer to family. Maxine enjoyed music, dancing, curling, camping, baking, traveling, golfing, skiing, volunteering, and most of all, spending time with her family.

Her children will remember Maxine with love. Kim (Tue) from North Carolina, Kevin (Melissa) from Toronto, Shelley (Kelvin) Meadows of Saskatoon; her six grandchildren Chelsea (John), Taylor (Tori), Kirstin (Chris), Shae (Alexa), Dash, Piper; her five great-grandchildren Brooks, Rachael, Ben, Archer and Finn; her sisters Helen Rieger, Wendy (Barry) Cafferata; her brothers Ron, Gerald (Sylvia), Allen (Bernadine); her sisters-in-law Ev and Donna.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Bob, her parents Fred and Betty, her sisters Fern Peardon and Kae Holmes and her twin sister Marjorie Russell, her brothers Burrell, Garry and Glen, her sisters-in-law Vida, Shirley, Margaret, Ruth and Vivian and her brothers-in-law Lym, Don, Al, Vern, Cyril and Wesley.

A celebration of Maxine's life will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. at the Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Adam Driscoll will perform the ceremony and burial will take place at Sunset Cemetery. As a token of sympathy, donations may be made in Maxine's name to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of the Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550