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Maxine Maude Sabine


Maxine Maude Sabine

It is with heavy hearts that her family announces the passing of Maxine M. Sabine of Moores Mills, NB on November 4, 2012 at the Charlotte County Hospital.

Born in 1928 at Lawrence Station to Wilbert and Ethel (Cleghorn) Johnson, she was the third child in a family of eight. While still in her teens, Maxine began her teaching career in local one-room schools. It was work she loved and continued after she married and while raising her family of four. Devoted to her husband and children, around whom her life revolved, she also valued her close ties to her large extended family.

Maxine is survived by her husband, Waldron; daughters, Karen of Riverview, N.B., and Wanda Coyne of St. Stephen, N.B.; sons, Wilbert (Heather) of Lakeville Corner, N.B., and Robert of Dalhousie, N.B.; grandchildren, Erin and Eric (Erika) Coyne; great-grandchildren, Connor and Paisley Coyne. She is also survived by sisters, Pauline Young, Joyce McArthur, Jean (Roy) Patterson, and Wilberta Fowler-Topple; sister-in-law, Shirley McMahon.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by infant grandson, James Coyne; sisters, Evelyn (John) MacKenzie and Joan (Clarke) Stewart; brother, Seymour (Louise) Johnson; sister-in-law, Joyce (John) McKim; brothers-in-law, Decosta Young, ""Mac"" McArthur, Floyd Fowler, Eric Topple, and Patrick McMahon.

Resting at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home, St. Stephen, N.B. from where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1 PM. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Interment at Moores Mills Cemetery, Moores Mills, N.B.

For those who wish, remembrances to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at