Marlene Angela Maynard (nee Offrey)

April 18, 1944 to July 26, 2022


For those unable to attend the service for Marlene Maynard on Saturday August 6th at 2:00 p.m. may view it via this link


It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Marlene Maynard (nee Offrey}, 78. Marlene passed Jul 26, 2022 surrounded by her beloved daughters Amanda, Colleen and Monique.

Marlene put up a 7 month fight with stomach cancer prior to falling into a deep sleep. As in life, her heart led until the last breath. Despite immense pain and suffering she greeted every nurse, doctor, caregiver and orderly with a huge smile and Thank You – Hugs and air kisses.

She passed knowing she was surrounded by unconditional love and gratitude. Every choice she made in life was to provide for a great life for her daughters, it often meant great sacrifices for her. The hole she leaves behind cannot be measured.

We are grateful for the medical teams at St. Clare’s and HSC, that worked with her to prolong her life and bring her as much comfort as possible. With special thanks to her family Dr. Allison Drover and Dr Janelle Taylor for their compassion.

We are especially grateful to have been allowed to bring in her beloved Happy (dog) to visit prior to her passing. He was the first dog to steal her heart and take away her fear of at least one dog:)

She is also missed by Sally the Cat who demanded butter every morning upon waking and Callie the newest edition of the family who loved to sleep with her during her illness.

Marlene was predeceased by her husband, Ed, parents Nellie and Reginal Offrey, brothers Robert Offrey and Wilson Lavers, Sister in Law Margret Henwood (nee Maynard), Brother in Law Sheldon Henwood, Truman Maynard and sister in law Marie Maynard, nephew Bobby Offrey, brother-in-law Lawrence Patey, sisters-in-law Emma Maynard and Liza Maynard, and cousin-like-brother to us all Danny Burt.

She is already deeply missed by close friends Joe and Elizabeth Kennedy, Ann Tulk, Rona White Buffet. “Adopted” children Emanuel and Karin Haueis. Siblings, Helen Patey (Lawrence predeceased), Art Offrey (Linda), Granville Offrey (Diane), Murray Offrey (Rosemary) and Lila Rumbolt, brother-in-law Wallace (Emma predeceased; Liza predeceased) Maynard. Plus many nieces and nephews who all loved her dearly.

Her capacity for loving kindness was known by all. Her door was always open to friends, family & anyone in need.

Mom, we are listening for your footsteps as you walk across heaven’s floor.

A brief visitation will take place on Saturday August 6th, 2022 from 10 – 1p.m. at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road.  A Memorial service will follow held at 2pm on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Service will be livestreamed for family and friends not able to attend in person.

In lieu of cut flowers, please plant something in her memory.

Cards, letters and notes are gratefully received.






10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on August 6, 2022

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

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Saddened to hear of Marlens passing. Our sincere condolences,Hector and Elaine Williams

So sorry to hear about your mom. We shared al lot of good years together at National Life. So sorry for your loss.

So sorry to hear about your mom. We shared al lot of good years together at National Life. So sorry for your loss.

Love from Uncle Granville and Aunt Dianne Offrey. We wish all 3 girls the best we will always with you. God love you.

Amanda, Collen, and Monique…….thinking of you all at such a sad time….finding it hard to find words……”Mum Maynard” will certainly be missed……. May your pleasant memories give you strength to guide you as time goes on………….hugs Irene and family

Amanda, Colleen, Monique,

Your Mom was a beautiful person and she gifted us all a legacy of happiness, love, and welcome hospitality. She touched many lives and we are very fortunate to have known her.
Our sincere condolences at this very trying time for you. We hope your strong relationship with your Mom is a comfort.

David & Shauna Clark

So very sad to hear Marlene has passed away. We knew each other a Long time ago. I worked at the Mamateek Inn and she would stay there. We had many long conversations and laughs. She was a very sweet and kind lady. Our sincere condolences to her Family and Friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May she Rest in Peace 🙏

Amanda, Collen and Monique. Marlene was such a great friend to our mom. They had a lot of fun together and we all thought the world of her. I have a lot of great memories of her and all of us on O’Regan Road.

She was quiet the lady, her and I got along really well in our younger years as loyal tories

Rest in Peace my friend……

Our deepest sympathy

Barry and Mary Learmonth

Amanda, Colleen and Monique
O’ Regan Rd. holds the most precious memories of childhood for me. The countless hours spent running through the yards of 62, 64 and 66, splashing in the plastic swimming pools, running through sprinklers, building snow forts, all under the watchful eyes of our moms. The times we were allowed in the infamous “playroom” was on par with a trip to Disneyland in my eyes. Your mom provided so much joy for me as a little girl with her welcoming smile, hugs and kisses. However, I also knew she wouldn’t let us get away with anything but did so in a loving,,kind way.
My dear mother loved your mom to bits! I was always and forever grateful for Marlene’s ability to make her smile….and not just smile…but to laugh out loud. That was your mom’s true magic.
The best part is that you three girls always smile with a laugh, just like your mom. She definitely lives on within the three of you.
Love and hugs to you all. May she Rest In Peace.

Amanda, Colleen and Monique
We are sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have some great memories of her from years ago in the Bay.
She always had a kind heart and an open door for us.

Cousin Cyril & Marie House

Maynard girls, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I don’t know if you remember staying with us Colleen back in the 90’s. Our thoughts are with you . Effie and Ernie Roberts

So sorry to here the news about your Moms passing. Both your Mom and Dad were good friends to my parents and they spent some great times together.

Take care and hold each other close during this difficult time.

Amanda ,Colleen And Monique, sorry to hear of your mother’s passing I knew her for many years. Deepest Sympathy.

Amanda, Colleen and Monique,
I am so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. I remember her well from your years at Vanier, as a devoted mother and a kind, outgoing person. I know you will miss her greatly but her love will always surround you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Monique, Colleen and Amanda,
I remember your mom from when we were teens, her beautiful smile and always welcoming personality. Sending you all my deepest condolences and many, many hugs. Your mom has left a beautiful legacy of love. Planting some lilies in the garden for her today.

Amanda, Colleen and Monique

I honestly can’t imagine how difficult this time is for you now. Your mom was the most amazing lady who everyone loved! She made everyone feel welcome and loved unconditionally. I’m sure she’s dancing up in heaven with all her past relatives and friends and will send her love to you guys in many forms as the years go on. Please accept our deepest condolences and the biggest virtual hug I can send.

Love you all

Young family (Clay, Jessica, Kayley, Kelsey, Katie, Ollie, Mila and Hazel)

May you Rest In Peace. I only know 2 off your daughters and you raised them to be perfect and beautiful women. May all your daughters know that they are lucky to have had such a lovely Mom.

GONE fr. Our Sight, BUT, Not fr. Our Hearts!!!

GONE fr. Our Sight, BUT, Not fr. Our Hearts!!!

To a angel that walked on earth, one that would give the last scrap of food she had, or anything for that matter. Each time we meet it was a smile and hug, and I mean each time she saw you in the run of a day. Her love shines in her 3 beautiful daughters, who were her world. Mom Marlene, I’m shedding a tear for the hurt the family is feeling but happy tears for your family that was waiting for you to walk you through heaven’s pearly gates. Fly high sweet mom and give my dad a kiss for me.
Love you sweet lady.
Thank you lord for the opportunity of knowing this great lady

Amanda, Colleen and Monique .
I can still hear her laughter and just loving being around her. It wasn’t that often but often enough to like her and feel ever welcome. She made me feel she was happy to see me no matter when I was there, what she was doing or wearing.. when I would drop by to see Amanda. She ad great spirit and how I loved her smile! I will miss seeing her there when I visit Amanda again. Her spirit lives on and I am truly sorry that she had to leave. May knowing she is ever with you all bring you comfort. You are all angels.

To Amanda, Colleen and Monique,
So sorry to hear about your Mom. We spent a lot of time with your Dad and had many happy get togethers over the years.
We met you and your Mom several times.
We’re thinking about you during this sad time.
Dennis and Daphne Butler

Colleen, Monique, and Amanda,

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your wonderful mom. I remember her very well and very fondly.

Thinking of you all,

To Monique and family
I am so sorry for your loss of your dear Mom. She had such courage with her fight. Always smiling. Had such a positive outlook.
I will miss her salt meat soup.
Blessings and love to you all

Amanda, Colleen and Monique
What an amazing, strong and supportive woman your Mom was.
I’m so happy I got to see her a few weeks back. Not in the perfect place but none the less we spoke, laughed and loved each other for just a short time .It was a surprise to all of us but the best surprise to see her beautiful face.
I will always remember your Mom , my cousin with great pride and so much love. While ever I was in her presence I felt nothing but love, and kindness . She had that way with everyone I think who had the pleasure of saying they knew her.
She was an amazing ,strong person . She will be missed by so many. I’ll certainly miss her hugs.

I loved her dearly as I love all of you .
Bonita Roberts ❤️