ACTON MAXINE 17.12.1936 — 30.09.2019
Loving mother to Peter, Geoff, Bruce and Jenny, grandmother to Vee, Otis and Jasper, partner and friend to Bruce Acton Snr (dec), sister to Rob, Gil and Cheryl and mother-in-law to Jonathon and Jenni.
Maxine died peacefully at her Ardross home on Monday, 30th September 2019.
Farewell to a wonderful force to be reckoned with, beautiful and courageous.
Mum, our love for you runs deep and we will truly miss you. Thank you for everything.
Peter, Geoff, Bruce and Jen xxxx
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17/12/1936 - 30/09/2019
A loving grandmother for 25 years.
A keen gardener your creation at Bombard Street will be one of your lasting legacies. You researched extensively if it be books, the staff at Waldecks Melville who would take you thoroughly through the nursery and then load all your purchases into the car or those slightly annoying American voices on YouTube that used to fill the house.
An excellent cook. I can’t recall a meal that was not truly scrumptious. A perpetual sweety lover I remember you referring to yourself as Sister Monica Joan from Call The Midwife. “Could find sugar in a salt hill”.
A music lover your eclectic taste was amazing and rather attuned to my own. If it be Bach, Roy Orbison, Gospel music, the standards of Cole Porter or to Adele. Many late nights were had, sitting up watching opera on YouTube. From memory the last time was Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
You are loved and in return, you loved us back a hundred fold. Your passing was sudden but albeit peaceful. You left us in a way most hope and pray for, in your own home and in your own bed.
I shall never forget in the last few years, though plagued by ill health, whenever the ambulance was called you would say to me before leaving. “If anything happens, know that I am ready”. Then you would send one of the paramedics to remind me not to forget to water the pots.
Requiescat in pace Gran.
See you on that mansion over the hilltop.
“ No more night. No more pain
No more tears. Never crying again
And praises to the great "I AM."
We will live in the light of the risen Lamb “
My deepest sympathy to Maxine's family, and particularly to Vee. I know you have lost someone who was much loved, and I trust that you all find peace in the fullness of time
To My dear Aunty Maxine's beautiful family. I'm so sorry for your loss and there is nothing I can say that will help you all. Just know she was much loved. Take care Jenny, Geoff, Bruce and Peter. Lots of love Kerry xxxx
With heavy hearts we say goodbye to our sister Maxine. Rob, Gil, Cheryl and families.
Rest peacefully Max.
ACTON MAXINE It is with deep sadness that I say goodbye to my darling sister Maxine. You were a huge presence throughout my life and I will treasure forever the memories of our time together. The pain you suffered is over now. May you rest in peace.
Love Always, Cheryl
ACTON MAXINE Fond Memories of Maxine, Deepest sympathy to her family.
Saidee and Wendy
ACTON MAXINE In memory of our beloved sister-in-law and aunty, Maxine. We will miss you, and remember fondly all the good times we shared. Love from Paul, Laura, and Roxanne and Niraj.
ACTON MAXINE Sincere sympathies to Peter, Geoff, Bruce, and Jenny on the passing of your lovely Mum. Such a special and treasured friend. Bev.