Maxene Winnifred Stead (nee Messervey)

May 25, 1938 to August 3, 2018


Passed peacefully away on Friday August 3, 2018 surrounded by her loving family, Maxene Stead age 80 years. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Agatha Messervey, her brothers Otto, Cay and Robert Messervey.  Leaving to mourn her loving husband of 62 years Lawrence; her children: Rick (Kim), Cathy Tessier, Bob (Cathy), Vickie Stead, Lorie (David) Dallas, Debbie (Roland, deceased) Delaney, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday, August 5 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from The Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, August 6 at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Maxene’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. To send a message of condolence please visit



2-4 p.m. on August 5, 2018

7-9 p.m. on August 5, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Monday August 6th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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To the Stead family. Sorry to read of your Moms passing. Remember the fun times and the love of family

The Stead Family,
We were sorry to hear of Maxene’s passing. Larry and Maxine were very good friends to my parents, Jean & Harold Pike. They had many fun times together in Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, cherish your precious memories.

Our deepest sympathy, Bob and Cathy.

To the Stead Family, I just heard about Maxene’s passing and wanted to extend my utmost sympathy during this difficult time. I have had the pleasure of doing business with several members of the family and extended family over the past 30 years and wanted to pass on my sympathies to all of you.
Wanda Green (Steers Insurance)

Larry, Rick, Kimmie, and everyone in the Stead family, I am so sorry for your loss & hope you all know we’re all here for you. Maxene was such a nice addition to the Smallwood family, no matter how much of a weirdo I was she always made me feel comfortable & welcome. I bet she & Nan Smallwood are off having a good laugh somewhere

Bob and Cathy, we are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Our deepest sympathy.
Brian & Mary

So very sorry to hear the news of Maximes passing.
We go back a long way, some 40 years. Eleni’s parents Andy & Poppie, were good chums with both Larry and Maxine. As were we!!!
My Sincere sympathy

Rick and Kim, we are so sorry for the loss of your precious mom/mother in law. Please know we are thinking about you guys at this sorrowful time. Our condolences go out to your entire family. Try and focus on all the great times you all shared with your mom. Take good care. Deb & Harv Codner


Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. I hope that your memories will bring you comfort in the days ahead.


So sorry for you loss

So sorry to hear of Maxene passing.Our deepest condolences to Larry and family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.may she Rest In Peace.hugs to all,Love Aunt Trixie HINES and family,

To Larry and the Stead family:
So sorry to hear of Maxine’s passing. Marie and I wish to extend our sincere condolences.

I wish I could be with my family to both celebrate her and share my memories. . She is amazing in more ways than I can possibly write. She has taught me how to be a better person and the importance of family. She has taught me how to be a strong person. She has taught me about unconditional love. It is hard to let go, but I will hold on to the moments we shared and the memories of her forever. To my family – know I am there with you today and am grieving and remembering. I love you all so much.

Lawrence and family.
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Maxene. She was a very loving and caring sister-in-law . Wonderful memories will remain forever in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficult time. Maxene will be missed by many, may she rest in peace. Hugs to all.
Mae & Boyd

Lawrence, Rick, Cathy, Bob, Vickie, Lori, Debbie
Please accept my deepest condolences on Maxine’s passing. We shared many years of friendship and good memories. I share your sorrow but may your memories give you comfort at this time. God Bless you all. Ruby (Clarence) Stead and Family

Debbie, Rick and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Treasure the memories you have of your Mom. I was lucky to have played golf with her . She was a great competitor. May she rest in peace.

Debbie and Family,
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Charlene & John Hickey

Debbie and family,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom and Grandmother. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

Stephanie and Steve Collins

Cas and family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May she rest in peace. Xoxo Jerome and Dianne duke

Debbie. So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Condolences to all your family. Joan

Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.
Thinking of your family during this difficult time.
May she rest in peace hugs to all

Vickie and family I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your precious mom. A sweet gentle lady earned her wings. Keeping you in my prayers.

We extend deepest sympathy to all Maxine’s family at this sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hold on to the memories of the good times and may they comfort you in the days ahead.

So sad to hear of Aunt Maxine’s passing. Know that our thoughts are with all of you during this time. Hugs to all of you. Kim, Adam, Matthew and Brandon.

So sad to hear of aunt Maxine’s passing, praying for you all ♥️

Our condolences to the family of MAXINE, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed. Our memories will be kept close to our hearts. Much love from Nina Boland, Lynette Stamp and family.