M. Maxine Wheeler
1930 - 2023
M. Maxine Wheeler
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday March 25, 2023
Service Time
Service Location
Christ Church Parish Church, 245 Westmorland Street, Fredericton NB
Burial Information
Burial Date
At a later date
Requested Charity
Farraline Place Fredericton
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Updated:  Memorial Service

A Memorial Service for M. Maxine Wheeler will be held at 2pm,  Saturday March 25th 2023, at Christ Church Parish Church, 245 Westmorland Street, Fredericton NB.

All are welcome to attend. 


The death of Maxine Wheeler, age 92 of Fredericton occurred on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the DECH. She was the daughter of the late David and Annie Bird. She passed surrounded by the love of family.

Maxine was pre-deceased by her daughter Anne Wheeler, her son Walter "Buddy" Wheeler and her granddaughter Paige Bishop. Also the father of her children Milton Wheeler and her second husband Edward Ludford. Her loving brothers John, Glenn, Aubrey and Laurel "Bud" Bird.

She is survived by daughters Cathy Martin (Jim), Laurie Price (Frank), 12 wonderful grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She will be missed by a large extended family who she loved dearly.

Dedicated and hard working, Maxine was a long term employee of UNB. Gifted with intelligence, a keen sense of humour and sharp wit, she was well liked by faculty, staff and students. She was deeply honoured one year to be invited to speak at convocation of behalf of the UNB Staff Association of which she was President at the time. Maxine also was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary Branch #4. Her Pythian sister’s involvement was important as she served on scholarship committees.        

Mothers Anglican faith carried her through the ups and downs of life. Nana’s words of wisdom and sage advice was "go with the flow".

She loved nature, animals, sweets, playing bridge, crossword puzzles, getting "dressed up" the Bird family corn boil, jewellery and bling, a good book, travel and people of all cultures.

A favorite trip found her in Treasure Beach, Jamaica with daughters, granddaughters and good friends listening to reggae music and dancing at a goat farm/villa accommodation.

Most important were love and pride in family. Her nurturing and supporting ways were our treasure. She touched our lives forever.


                           "When tomorrow starts without me

                           Don’t think we’re far apart

                           For every time you think of me

                           I’m right there in your heart."


A Celebration of Life and interment will be held at a later date. Donations in Maxine’s memory can be made to Farraline Place.  Online condolences and sharing of memories may be made at www.bishopsfuneralhome.com   


M. Maxine Wheeler