Berdan, Irma “Maxine” (nee Marr)

BERDAN- Irma “Maxine” (nee Marr) of Shedden, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the age of 88. Maxine is survived by her husband John; her children Linda (Wayne) Kilmer of Aylmer, Barry of St. Thomas, and Paul of St. Thomas; by her grandchildren Suzanne (Matthew) Scott of Beamsville, Darren Kilmer of St. Thomas, Tanya Vernackt of Thamesville, and Jerrod (Heidi) Berdan of St. Thomas; her six great granddaughters; her brother Bruce (Charlotte) Marr of Ottawa; sister Beulah (late Gary) Galivan of Kitchener; sister-in-law Diane (late Tom) Marr of Midland; and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by five other brothers and sisters. Maxine was born in Shedden, the daughter of the late Glover and Dorothy Marr. She was a member of the Frome U.C.W. Cremation has taken place and a private gathering to celebrate Maxine’s life will be held on a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570). If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Elgin – St. Thomas would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at

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  1. Lindsay MacPherson

    Omgosh..I’m so sadden to this news. She was a wonderful lady. So kind. My condolence to the family. Much love from your neighbors and the Shedden Community. Big hugs to the Berdan Family.

  2. Joe Walker

    Rest in peace aunt Maxine.

  3. Christine Carswell Rapelje

    John and family,
    So deeply sorry to hear that Maxine has passed on
    I have some very fond memories of her as well as the whole family. Mom and Dad always said that we had the best neighbors. Rob and I send our sincerest sympathies Chris Carswell (Rapelje)