Maxine Kastner

1933 - 2014

Maxine ClaraKastner, 81 - of Oliphant, Ontario died unexpectedly July 2 at the Lion’s Head Hospital where she’d been moved that night from Golden Dawn after enjoying her beloved annual Wimbledon tennis matches on TV. She was born on May 15, 1933 in Kitchener to the late Lorne and Clara Wamsley. She leaves her husband, Paul; daughter, Pamela Crawford, and her husband, Alan, all of Oliphant; and grandson Connor, of Toronto. She was one of a family of six siblings of whom the sole survivor is Shirley Witt, of Waterloo; and many nephews and nieces. Predeceasing her were brothers, Grant and Keith; and sisters, Eileen and Joyce. She and Paul were married in Kitchener on May 30, 1959. Subsequently, when her husband’s job required moving, they lived in Toronto, Pittsburgh, PA, London, England, and Los Angeles. Throughout, she was the efficient, in charge of moving households, wife. Before her marriage, she had been employed by Mutual Life of Canada, Waterloo, and developed a reputation as a capable managerial replacement on occasion in the offices of other well known Canadian insurance companies in Toronto. At her written request no funeral services will be held. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be Balsam Grove Cemetery, Oliphant. Donations in her memory may be made to the Wiarton Hospital or the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Condolences may be expressed online at

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