Our hearts are forever broken at the passing of our amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grand father, brother, uncle and friend. On Wednesday Nov 2, 2022, at the age of 82, Art passed away at the Cape Breton Region Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on December 15, 1939, in the town of Louisburg, Art was the third oldest of 11 children of the late George Osborne and Elizabeth Margaret (Jewell) Maxner.
Art was a man with a big heart and an infectious smile, who was always there for those in his life, whether you needed a hand working on a carpentry project or a volunteer for anything, he was your man. Art moved to Whitney Pier as a young boy and there he set his roots and raised his own family with his wife of 62 years. He was one of the founding fathers of the Whitney Pier Minor Hockey Association; The Boys and Girls Club of Sydney; and Steel City Minor Hockey Association serving in various executive positions including President. He was a Life Member of the Sydney Kinsmen Club, holding the executive position of President in 1976. Art’s community achievements were recognized with a nomination for Citizen of the Year for his display of outstanding community service in 1976. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Art loved watching his family as they grew and relished in their many accomplishments. He is survived by his beloved wife, Thelma (Lawrence) Maxner; daughter, Margaret (Todd Crowdis); son, George (Denise) Maxner; the lights of his life, his three granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth (Justin) Confiant, Amanda Maxner, and Hannah (Travis) Devoe, all of North Sydney. He loved being “Grampy” to four bundles of joy, his great-grandchildren, Kylie, Aaden, Everette and Scarlette. Besides his immediate family his passing will be mourned by his four sisters and two brothers, Theresa Hiscock, Sydney, Gary (Shirley), Halifax, Eleanor Kennett (Richard), Barrie ON, John (Yvonne), Glace Bay, Rose Maxner (Ken Gardiner), Glace Bay, and Margaret Anne Maxner-Peddle (Kevin) Albert Bridge; sister-in-law, Lois Maxner, Moncton NB; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Art was predeceased by his brothers, Berwick, Bernard, Victor, and Gerard; brother-in-law, Clayton Hiscock; sister-in-law, Joyce (Thompson) Maxner, nephew, Robert Maxner and infant son, Arther Douglas Maxner.
Art worked for many years for Wilson Investments as a key member of their team until his retirement in 2011. He also worked at Vic’s Saw Shop alongside his brother, Victor for many years, just to mention a few of the professional endeavours over his lifetime.
Some of Art’s favourite pastimes included helping his son with his many projects, volunteering at Tim Horton’s Jamborees, and attending the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles hockey games. Art loved a good laugh, a good game of cards and was always ready for a road-trip, whether it was a Sunday drive or travelling down south many times with family and close friends.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors and nursing staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, ICU and CCU, for their compassion and exceptional care of Art in his time of need.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Art Maxner will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Monday, November 7, 2022. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 2:30 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in New Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Art may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
My sincere condolences to the family. I had the privilege of working with Art thru Wilson investment. He loved to laugh,an excellent coworker
From: Eunice Macdonald
Sorry for your loss ,my prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Rip
From: Gordon & Mary Manning
You could not meet a nicer person.
My prayers for your family.
From: John Fritz
Our condolences to Thelma, Marg, Todd, George, Denise, all the grandchildren and families. We will miss Art’s welcoming smile, infectious laugh and gentle kindness. Much love to all during this sad time.
From: William, Lynette, and Maclean Crowdis
Thelma and family, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Art. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time ❤️
From: Steve & Leanna Hartigan
The world was a better place with Art in it. Art was a great neighbour and friend. Our condolences to Thelma and family.
From: Rick & Holly Mombourquette
To Thelma and families. Walter and I were so deeply shocked and saddened to read of Arthur’s passing We have wonderful and happy memories of his growing up on Payne Street He was loved dearly and will indeed be missed by all who knew him. God Bless. Walter and Shirley Wojick
From: Walter and Shirley Wojick
I am so sorry to hear that Art passed. He was such a great person, with whom I had the pleasure of working with for many years. We shared many laughs over the years. My sincere sympathy to all his family, I know he will be missed
From: Debbie Brown