It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Maxine Marie (Mullen) Hooton which occurred peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. Born November 4th, 1934, in Berwick, NS, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Mary (Price) Mullen.
Maxine’s life revolved around family, friends, food and music. She loved her job at Peoples Jewellers, but always loved to help others which drew her to her volunteer work. She was one of the first volunteers for Birthright (which is now First Steps) and her 14 years on the Alzheimer’s Unit at the Loch Lomond Villa.
Maxine is survived by her sons Brian Hooton (Debbie) of Saint John, Christopher Hooton (Susan) of Moncton, Ralph Hooton (Michelle) of Saint John; daughters Wendy Woodhouse (Paul) of England, Pam Ross of Australia, Susan Hooton (Terrie) of Saint John, Heidi Garland (Dana) of Rothesay; sister Betty Henry (Duane) of Quispamsis; grandchildren Denise, Andrew, Jason, Ryan, Catherine, Heidi, Angela, Amanda, Kristal, Kyle, Sara, Meaghan, Katie, R.J. and Courtney; many great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and close friends. Besides her parents, Maxine was predeceased by her husband Reginald, daughter Heather, brothers Ralph, Howard "Bud" and Edward, granddaughter Kelsie and her precious grandmother Blanch.
A special thank you to LLV Willow House for your kindness, care and compassion.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) with visitation being held on Saturday, October 12th from 4 to 8 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place from the Fundy Funeral Home chapel on Sunday, October 13th at 2 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Maxine may be made to The Alzheimer’s Society or to the Loch Lomond Villa Foundation.
Alzheimer Society Inc. Saint John
221 Ellerdale St., Saint John NB E2J 2M1
Contact: Mark Harris
Loch Lomond Villa Foundation, Inc.
185 Loch Lomond Road, Saint John, NB E2J 3S3, AB