Ivory (nee Vaters) Maxine Helena

April 4, 1944 to March 24, 2019


Passed peacefully away on Sunday March 24, 2019 at the Health Sciences Centre, surrounded by family and friends in her 75th year. Predeceased by her husband Dick, 1995; parents Max and Doris Vaters (nee Penney). Leaving to mourn her loving children Patricia (Robert Seymour), Craig (Sherie Driscoll) and Richard (Linda); four grandchildren: Ava, John, Anna and Christopher; loving sister Ann (Vaters) Luscombe; niece Kelly and Nephew Bill; also, other relatives, especially Max and Maureen Butt, and friends, including numerous special friends. Special thank you to the nurses and staff at the ICU at the Health Science Centre for their care and compassion. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday March 26 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday March 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday March 28 from St. James United Church at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers accepted or donations in Maxine’s memory may be made to St. James United Church.



7-9 p.m. on March 26, 2019

2-4 p.m. on March 27, 2019

7-9 p.m. on March 27, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday March 28th

St. James United Church


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I am very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I was unaware of it at the time but offer you my sincerest condolences.
David Wishart

Patti, sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

Dear Ivory Family,
Diane passed along the message that Auntie Max had passed. She was a classy lady and always kind to me. A good friend to the McCormacks and a long dear friend to my mother.
Stephen McCormack

So sorry to hear of Maxine’s passing. Such a beautiful lady. We knew your mom through my sister Judy Squires.

Patti, Robert, Ava Jane, Anna Lynn and Family – We were saddened to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. May you find comfort and peace in your memories. Take care,
Kelli, Dale, Julia and Elliott

To Maxine’s Family,
I was a friend of Maxine’s and of her mother Doris. I’m saddened to hear of her passing and my thoughts and condolences are with you all.

To all of Maxine’s Family,
We were devastated to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a true and caring friend from the first day we met in the registration line at Memorial University. Every year we looked forward to her visits here and ours to her place in the summer..
She was determined to live her life to the fullest in spite of her medical condition.
Conversations with her always showed her love and involvement with her children and grandchildren
She will be missed greatly by so many. Our thoughts are with all of you. Let the memories and pictures of her, comfort you at this time
Shirley, Bo, Christopher and Brian

To Maxine’s Family,
So sorry to hear of Maxine’s passing .
I will always remember her laugh and bubbly personality. I often think of the fun we had the year we taught together at Springdale Street.
Cherish your memories.
God Bless,
Verna Smith

Patti ,Robert and family

We are saddened to know iof your beloved mom’s passing and will keep you all in my prayers . May our God full of mercy , compassion and love fill your hearts with peace that surpasses all understanding and give you His perfect comfort .

Much love
Andréa,Derek and Sofia Butler

I was very sad to here that Maxine passed away. She spent the day with me the Wednesday before she was admitted to hospital in Florida. We played bridge together during the summers and when she was visiting in Fl.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family .
Blessings Barbara Ellis


So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a beautiful person. My heart felt condolences. To you and your brothers

Paul Russell

Patti so sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking about you and your family. Love Danni

So sorry for your loss. Maxine was a lovely person and we certainly enjoyed her company.. She will be missed.

Patty – We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom ….keep the memories close and think of the guardian angel you all have now. Our thoughts are with you.

To Ann, Maxine’s children and grandchildren; So sorry to hear of her passing.. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Ann, it is hard to lose a sibling, especially when there is only the two of you. Keep all your wonderful memories close and they will help you all in the days ahead.

Patty and family, sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Have fond memories of her and your father from our days in Stephenville.

Patti-lynn, Richard, Craig and families: Sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother – a gracious, gentle, kind & generous lady who always had a smile and positive thoughts. She loved to share pictures & stories of her wonderful grandchildren. To our sons she was known as Aunty Max; she will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with you.

Patty, Robert, Ava, Anna and the family and friends of Mrs. Ivory,
Thinking of you and offering our sincere sympathy.. May you be comforted by wonderful memories along with the love and support of family and friends.

To all of Maxine’s family. We are very saddened by by your loss. We had a long chat with Maxine at the NL picnic here in FL and never thought it would be our last. We did go to see her at Bay Front hospital and hope that she could know we were there for her. Maxine was a long time friend and it was always a delight to spend time with her. As she was loved so she will be missed. Take comfort in your memories. Sincerely , Phyllis and Max Beckett

Patti, Craig and Richard and families,
We are so saddened by your mother’s passing. She was always so upbeat and positive about everything, including her health.
We always enjoyed her company and her wonderful spirit. She was an inspiration to all of us and will be sadly missed.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Cheryl and Don Downer

Pattie, Craig and Richard,
Just wanted to say we are sorry to hear of your mom’ s passing. We both taught school on Bell Island, lived closed together, became friends. Our sincere condolences.
Gerry and Donna Murphy Pumphrey


May God comfort and guide you through your grief and keep you all strong.
Please accept our sincere condolences.

Arthur & Sherry Kelloway
Victoria, NL

To Patty and family,
So sorry to hear this sad news., such a loss for your family. Sincere condolences.

I am so sorry to hear of Marine’s passing. She was an elegant, strong, beautiful human being who I first met when we were both teaching at Curtis Academy. My heart goes out to her family.

Auntie Max you were a very happy, loving lady who walked this earth with grace. I am so sorry to hear about your passing, we are all thinking of you, and will cherish the beautiful memories Xo, Ashley, Ziyah & Family.

Saddened to hear of the passing your wonderful mother. Have only known her for a few years but always enjoyed her humor and kind and caring ways

Another wonderful soul arrived in Heaven today . I’ve been privileged to know Maxine for the past 7 yrs and always enjoyed being in her company. .Always witty, dignified , and caring for others , she will be sadly missed . My condolences to all of Maxine’s family and loved ones .

So sorry to hear of Maxine’s Passing,, We met at the Mun.. School of music at a concert last year the first time in years she looked beautiful, we were the same age & went to school in Victoria together for years, she was my best friend at that time . Rest in Peace my friend .