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Obituary for Maxine Joy Stockburger (Nobbs)

1937 - Maxine Joy Stockburger (Nobbs) - 2022

Maxine Joy Stockburger of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Harvey Stockburger, passed away on Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at the age of 85 years. She was a loving, kind and sweet dear lady. Maxine was born August 5th, 1937, at Eston, Saskatchewan to Thomas and Florence Nobbs. She was raised in Portreeve, Saskatchewan. She had a beloved brother, Laverne and sister, Valerie. Maxine had strength and determination. Despite losing her sister to polio and her mother to cancer while still a teenager, she and her cousin, Joan Mattice, moved to Medicine Hat to further their education and become Registered Nurses together. Maxine loved being a RN and she worked at Riverview nursing home for 30 years before retiring; she then spent her final two months there, with loving staff, some of whom remembered working with her. She was a fantastic and caring nurse, wife and mother. Maxine valued family above all else and her children and grandchildren were her greatest treasures. In 1959, she married the love of her life, Harvey Stockburger, and together they raised four children. They all traveled in a motorhome throughout BC, down to California, across the USA and Canada, coast to coast. These were great adventures. Harvey and Maxine also went to Barbados, St. Louis, Nashville, Arizona, Florida, as well as Australia to visit their son, Darren and his family. When Harvey passed in 2000, she continued traveling with her children and their families. Maxine loved animals and cared for many pets throughout her life including a goat, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish, and a budgie. She was hardworking and crafty. She sewed matching outfits for her little girls, was involved with Pioneer Girls, did macrame, crochet, knitting and cross stitch. For over 40 years she and a few ladies from the old neighborhood met for coffee almost every week. After retiring, she joined the fun group of ladies known as the Crown Jewels and had many good times and laughs with them. In Maxine’s last years she suffered with dementia, but even through that she remained loving, grateful and able to see the beauty in the world. She loved to go for drives and always remarked on the beautiful clouds, trees, water, deer, and the children playing. All the beauty that Medicine Hat offers was appreciated by Maxine. She saw the best in people. She had a strong faith in God from an early age and that carried her throughout her life. Left to cherish memories of Maxine are her children, Rhonda Stockburger (Randy Aitken) and children, Savannah, Matthew, and Mitchell of Winnipeg, MB; Laurie Straube (Ralph) and children, Kalina, Travis and Shaylee of Medicine Hat; Dena Stockburger (John Acorn) and children, Jesse and Benny of Edmonton, AB; and Darren Stockburger (Louise) and children, Madison and Jasmine of Adelaide, Australia. The family sends heartfelt thanks to Extended Family Services who provided patient and loving one-on-one companionship for mom during her most difficult times. Also, thank you to the staff at Riverview Age Care and to the many compassionate people who cared for Maxine. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Maxine Stockburger.
“Rest in Peace Dear Mama”