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Max George Maier

April 28, 1935 ~ May 12, 2020 (age 85)

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Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, the mass will only be attended by immediate family.  A memorial with a eulogy and celebration of Max’s life will be set for a future date when all his family and friends can attend. For everyone’s health and safety we would invite you to join us at this later gathering and will formally announce a date when it is safe to do so.  For those of you who want to join us by Zoom please download the app ahead of time and use code 874 590 8938.  We are socially distant but still together at heart and in spirit!


Maximilian George Maier was born on April 28th, 1935 in Middle Lake, SK to Maxim and Katherine Maier.  He married Irmgard Welzel on June 10th, 1953 and they settled on their farm in Barthel, SK.  They would spend the next 60 years lovingly raising and welcoming their 9 children, 28 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren!

Max “maxified” everything he touched!  He was an inventor, enforcer, hunter, trickster, jokester, farmer, plumber, electrician, welder, barber, veterinarian, dentist and self-proclaimed Sheriff of Barthel.  He was the “Mac” of all trades!! 

He drove school bus for 35 years . He spent hours in his Suzuki hunting, driving through fields, ditches and swamps just to see if he could actually get stuck.  He was always available for a neighbor who needed help with a farm animal, a broken piece of equipment, getting rid of nuisance animals (bears and skunks were his favorites!), a tooth pulled or even a haircut, he was the man to call.  He spent lots of time in his garage inventing and creating.  His welded artwork and inventions are on display throughout all of Barthel and will surely last the test of time, because everything he created was most importantly built to last. Spending time with family was what he enjoyed the most.  He loved seeing and teasing all the grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Our family gatherings are always centered around music, stories and a whole lot of laughter! The family band, The Gypsies, where Max played the accordion made him very proud.  This love for music has become part of a foundation that holds our family together and will continue to thrive in all of us in one way or another.  

He will be sadly missed by: his children, Lambert (Judy), Harold (Erika), Valeria (Terry), Linda (Greg), Leslie (Sharon), Bernice (Vince), Marvin (Charmaine), Alvin (Shawna), and Julie (Corin); all his grandchildren, great grandchildren, his sisters-in-law, Fran, Lil and Agnes; many nieces and nephews; his hunting buddy, Len; and by all those who knew him.

He has long awaited to be re-united with: his wife, Irmgard; his parents; and his brothers and sister.  He was the last link in a chain of an era that will always be sadly missed. Be good up there!

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Mass of Christian Burial
May 16, 2020

3:00 PM
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
Barthel, SK S0M0C0

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