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Herbert Johnston Maxwell


Signalman, RCNVR


Born: 28 May 1925, Assiniboia,Saskatchewan


Died: 12 Jan 2022, Prince George, British Columbia


MAXWELL, Herbert Johnston - In Loving Memory of Herbert Johnston Maxwell May 28, 1925 - January 12, 2022 It is with extreme sadness and heartbreak that we announce the passing of Herbert J Maxwell, in his 97th year. Herbert went to be with the lord peacefully at his home in Prince George, surrounded by family. Herbert was born on May 28th, 1925 in Assiniboia Saskatchewan. In 1935 Herbert moved West with his parents and two older siblings, settling in Vancouver. Herbert enlisted for service with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1944. He served as a signalman mainly on The Chambly, a Corvette ship escorting convoys from Halifax to England during WWII. Herbert was a pioneer and long-time resident within the Prince George community and spent his life dedicated to hard work. Herbert moved to Prince George in 1950 and was involved in many business endeavors throughout the years. Herbert began as a salesman selling cigarettes, fire extinguishers and subsequently life insurance policies throughout Northern BC and the Yukon. Herbert later developed the initial application to the CRTC and was successful in getting approval and licensing to bring both CJCI Radio and Central Interior Cablevision services to Prince George and surrounding areas in the early 1970's. Herbert then took on the Real Estate market becoming a Realtor and then Broker of his own Agency, SaveCom Realty. Real Estate was a passion and he purchased and sold multiple residential and commercial buildings throughout the city. During this time he also owned and operated Western Staging Ltd, a local Scaffolding operation. Herbert was married to Carol G Maxwell (nee McDermid) in 1956 and had a wonderful and loving 63 year partnership until Carol's passing on May 5th 2019. Herbert was a man of many talents, from singing tenor in a barbershop quartet to restoring antique furniture and woodworking. Herbert was also very active in the Masonic lodge for over 50 years. One of Herbert's proudest accomplishments was providing a legacy for his family to enjoy. An acre of land was purchased site unseen in 1956 on the shores of Cluculz lake. Herbert used his and Carol's Honeymoon money to make this transaction and although Carol was not enamored with this decision at first, she came to love it at "the Lake" as much as he did. The Maxwell Family cabin was designed by Herbert and mostly built by himself and his son Shawn in 1977. Herbert was a quiet and honest, proper gentleman and earned the utmost respect from family, friends, peers, business associates and all who knew him. Herbert was a man of great wisdom, integrity, disposition and fortitude. Herbert is predeceased by his loving wife Carol, his parents Nellie and Samuel Maxwell, sister Marjorie Drummond, brother Noel Maxwell, and grandson Shawn Roy Dumonceaux. He is survived by son Shawn Maxwell, daughter Grace Dumonceaux (Lowell), grandchildren Lauren Apps (Cody), and Adam Dumonceaux (Hannah) great grandchildren Brynlee and Bentley Apps as well as nephews, Michael Drummond, Ray Maxwell and families. The family wishes to say a heartfelt thank-you to the staff of Classic Life Care, Dr. N. Bartell and the Home and Community Nursing team for their professional care and kindness over the past seven years. Because of this outstanding care, Herbert was able to stay and enjoy the comforts of his own home. No service by request. (The Prince George Citizen 17 Jan 2022)


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