Maxwell Cecil Porter, CPA

August 1, 2018


Passed peacefully away at Dr. L.A. Miller Centre on Wednesday August 1, 2018, Maxwell Cecil Porter CPA, aged 88 years. Predeceased by his parents Senior Major Hubert and Ida Porter; 3 brothers William (Renée), Leonard and Roy; baby sister Nellie and baby boy Maxwell Porter Jr. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 64 years Joan (nee Hiscock); daughter Patricia (Gary) Rideout; beloved grandchildren, which he adored, Andrew (Deborah) and Bethany Rideout; sisters Ruby Burden and Verley (Calvin) Noble; sisters in law Ruth Porter, Marion (Eric) Day and Eda Porter; also, a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and colleagues. Max’s energy and vigor for life allowed him to work up to a week before he was hospitalized. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of St. Clare’s 7 west and Dr. L.A. Miller Centre 2 North, for their care and compassion shown towards him during his stay there. Also a special thank you to their friends of the St. John’s Salvation Army Temple, especially Major’s Peter and Janice Rowe, for their support. The family will accept visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday August 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday August 6 from St. John’s Salvation Army Temple at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at the Blackmarsh Road Salvation Army Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in Maxwell’s name may be made to St. John’s Salvation Army Temple Band.



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

St. Johns Salvation Army Temple


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So sorry to hear of Max’s death, our encounters with him as neighbors in our RV were so enjoyed.
Jack and Malba Butt

sorry for your loss of a nice person he will be miss
my heart goes out to his family at this time
rest in peace

It is so difficult to put into words what Max meant to those who were lucky enough to have known him.

Max truly made a positive impression and fond memories for us all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Charles Wells, Darren Wells and Family

To Joan and family,
We want to offer you our condolences. Having first meet Max over 60 years ago and not having seen either of you much since it was nice to see you again last summer. May you continue to put your trust and hope in the Lord who you both have loved and followed for so many years. He will supply your every need.
Wilson and Lorraine NOBLE

Pat , Gary and family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time..

To Porter and Rideout Families
So sad to hear of Mr. Porter’s passing. Such a friendly, kind and caring man. I feel it was my privilege to know him. I pray that in this time of grief, you will hold on to the Lord’s Promise of Peace, Comfort and Hope. Please be assured of my love, thoughts and prayers during these days.

My sincere condolences to the Porter family.
I knew Max from my days of working with former CGA office. Max was a very kind hearted and considerate man. He will be greatly missed.

What a priviledge it has been for Uncle Max to have been my father’s brother and my uncle. I have such fond memories of our visits together… of his humour, his kindness, and his care. He was such a vibrant, pleasant-natured man who had a twinkle in his eye. This made us feel better and gave us hope. Despite the distance, I am thinking of, and praying for comfort for Aunt Joan, Pat and family as they deal with the loss of such a respected and cherished family member. “Be Still and Know That I Am God” Psalm 46:10 A life well-served Uncle Max! Love Lois (Toronto)

mrs.porter pat and family I didn’t know mr porter but our time together in the miller center feels as though I knew him well my heartful sympathy to you at this difficult time and you have been in our thoughts and take care sincerely jim and janet kennedy

So sorry to hear of Max’s passing.Max was our accountant for twelve years and we became good friends.We loved visiting Max and Joan at their home and was always welcomed with open arms.Going to miss the phone call and chats.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.He will be missed.

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with all the
family.. God Bless all of you.

To Joan, Pat and Family. I was so saddened to hear of Max’s passing. He was a special friend to both Allan and I. He was a fine Christian man who walked the talk and enjoyed sharing God’s word with others.
After retiring as bandmaster of Grand Falls Citadel he led a Bible Study prior to morning service. I enjoyed it very much. I still have all the notes that he prepared for us.
We have been friends for many years as they were friends of my parents as well. Max was well respected and admired by many people.
He will be missed by all who knew him and those he influenced through business, church, and personal relationships.
I know your faith is strong, which will carry you through this sad time. Hold on to the wonderful memories you have of Max as husband, father and. grandfather.
So sorry that Allan and I won’t be there on Monday. Please be assured of our sincere sympathies.
We will see you all last week of August.
God Bless you!!
Love Joan & Allan Hawkins

Our sincere condolences to your family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Len and Doreen Bennink

The members of the Grand Falls-Windsor Kiwanis Club
were shocked and saddened this week to hear of the death of one of their long, respected and honoured members.
Max Porter was the driving force of the formation of the Kiwanis Club in Grand Falls in the late 1950’s and became it’s very first President. With just one year in office, he took on the job of organizing the first Central Newfoundland Kiwanis Music Festivals. For over 50 years, the Club and the Festival has flourished into one of the most successful stories of our time.
Our Kiwanis Club, our Town and the Central Newfoundland Comunity thank you sincerely for your vision and interest in promoting musical excellence in our Central Region.
May you rest in peace forever.

Kiwanian Past President
Paul Hennessey

I remember the funny stories uncle max shared with us. He brought laughter to us. my prayers are with you aunt Joan and Patricia at this sad time.
With much love John and Gloria day Calgary

What a great Uncle he was, in spite of the hard time he gave me over the years – LOL. He always had a huge smile and loved making jokes. He will be missed. Our prays go out to all the family.

Joan & family
Boyce & I are so sorry to hear of Mr. Porter’s passing.
You are in our thoughts & prayers, may all your precious memories help you all in the difficult days ahead.Mr Porter was a wonderful person & we will
miss him. Our deepest sympathy.

Our sincere sympathy to Joan and family on Max’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.Our friendship extends over 65 years when Max & Eric played together in the Grand Falls S.A. Band. Max & Joan played a big part in our wedding on Sept 10th, 1957 when Joan was our pianist and following the ceremony Max drove us around town in a brand new car from GrandFalls Motors. He later proved his sales ability when he sold us our first new car. Memories are numerous and precious. Another loss of a dear friend who will be missed but never forgotten.

Eric & Barbara Rowsell

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Max, a fine Christian gentleman who was also a great musician and mentor to many young people. We will miss seeing him at church.. May memories of happy family times shared together comfort and sustain you in the days ahead and give you courage to travel on as he would want you to do. Regretfully we are away at this time and unable to be there for the funeral. God bless you all.

Our sincere sympathy to Joan and the family. We were so sorry to hear of Max’s passing. Max was a great Kiwanian and did a lot for the club. He is deep in the of people’s memories, especially among Kiwanians. Our prayers are with you and the family.

We are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Uncle Max. We have fond memories of our visit with him and Joan back in 2011. We always hoped to get back to visit again. He was such a kind, funny, generous man, and we will miss him. RIP Max ❤️ xo

Sincere sympathy to you Joan and your daughter and her family. We were so sorry to hear of Max’s passing . As well you know , he was very highly respected here in GFW and especially in the Kiwanis Club. Take care and hold on to your precious memories. We will be thinking of you .

So very sorry to hear of Max passing. I had a great relationship with Max and Joan. We bonded through Music and Grandfalls Citadel. He was a great mentor, musician and true Steward .
I will remember the many laughs and food we shared. He was a Friend to my Mom and Dad and there was a Buchans connection too. He was a generous man who let me use His Snowmobile, I think he sensed my desire to have my own.
My 2 Girls pass on their sympathy and Gwen as well
,. My Father passed recently and Max and Joan had Kind words.
I want to offer prayers for Joan and the Family .
It was a pleasure to have known Max.

Sheldon, Gwen, Rachel and Hannah Rideout

To Pat and family.
So very sorry to hear of your dads passing. Thinking of you during this sad time. Condolences to all your family.
Marilyn and Cliff Power

So sorry to hear about Maxwell’s passing. I would like to express my condolence to the family.

Would like to express condolences to the family of the late Maxwell Porter. I have happy memories from serving with him at Music Camp many years ago. A fine Christian gentleman indeed. May God bless the members of his family and bring comfort and strength in the coming days. God bless.
Majors Ron & Maisie Goodyear