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Maxwell Ross Grandfield

Born: Thu., Mar. 15, 1934
Died: Wed., Sep. 13, 2017


Graveside Service

2:00 PM Thu., Sep. 28, 2017


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Maxwell (Max) Ross Grandfield, a resident of Stettler, Alberta passed away September 13, 2017 at the age of 84 years.
Max was born on March 15, 1934. He grew up working on his family’s homestead farm near Nipawin with his father James and his mother Elizabeth (née Ross), both of the UK, and his brothers Ross and Bruce. At 16 years of age he served in the Canadian Militia, and later as an officer with the Saskatoon Police Department for eight-and-a-half years. Max became an evangelist in 1962. He began his ministry among the First Nations peoples of the north and maintained a great love for them all of his life, especially the Ministikwan Cree people and the family of his dear friend, Chief and Elder Peter Crookedneck (Sr.). Max married Florence (Flo) Whiteside of Stettler Alberta on February 2, 1967, and raised a large family with her. He worked as a Full Gospel evangelist for nearly 50 years. He evangelized with Flo and many of their children throughout the U.S. and Canada, and on his own in South Africa and Trinidad, and finally, with his good friend Mike Thomas in Israel in 2008.
Max enjoyed bible study, archery, canoeing, frontier muzzle-loading, bow hunting, leather working, collecting coffee cups (by accident?), walking for miles a day, playing his banjo and fiddle, watching old movies, making practical jokes and inventing thrilling bedtime stories for his children and grandchildren. Maxwell is survived by his wife Florence, brother Bruce (Penny), children Laura, Robert (Marg), Craig, Angela, Virgil, Joel (Angel), Virginia (Greg), Jonathan (Teri), Veronica (Tom), Tamara (Todd), Elizabeth (Sean), Rachel (Casey), Suzanne (Daniel), their aunt Elaine Carr, 37 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and hundreds of brothers and sisters in the Lord. Maxwell is predeceased by his brother Ross, his father James, and mother Elizabeth.
A graveside funeral service will be held September 28th at 2:00 pm at Woodlawn Cemetery, in the town of Max’s birth, Nipawin, Saskatchewan with Pastor Peter Stuart Crookedneck Jr. of Meadow Lake Bridge Ministries and Ministikwan Youth Bible Camp officiating.  
The family would like to thank individual caregivers in Lethbridge, AB, and the entire staff of Heritage House of Stettler, AB, and hospital for treating Max with such professionalism, respect and love.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be given in Max’s name to the Ministikwan Youth Bible Camp (toward archery equipment, canoes, etc.; Ministikwan Youth Bible Camp - Box 1094, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, S9X 1Y8.), or Samaritan’s Purse (20 Hopewell Way N.E. Calgary, Alberta, T3J 5H5).
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium along with Coventry Funeral Home of Nipawin, Saskatchewan have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call the Stettler Funeral Home at 403-742-3422.

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Carey Thompson
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Flo and family,
Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Max. We remember your time in Texas and the blessing you were to us. We know that you grieve but not as those without hope. God is so faithful in His love and promises to us. Max is with the Lord and I'm sure is hearing, "well done son!"
Much love,
Carey and Mickey Thompson
Kerrville, TX

Sunrise Baptist Church, Kerrville, Tx
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
May fond memories of your
loved one bring you comfort
during this hard time in your
life. The Sunrise Baptist
Church Family extends loving
Christian sympathy to your
family. If we can assist you,
please contact us at
830-893-8731. “The Lord
goes before you and will be
with you; he will never leave
you nor forsake you. Do not
be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deut. 31:8

Galen Wiebe
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Rob: Please accept our condolences on the death of your father. Galen & Valerie

Evelyn Pochylko
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
Dear Florence and Family,
Sending heartfelt condolences to all the Family.
I can't say I knew Max, only met him on one occasion,
but I know he had a wonderful Family and I'm sure they are all
grieving his death.
Florence it is an especially sad time to lose your lifetime mate and
I'm sending special love and prayers your way.
So happy you have a loving Family and are blessed especially with Rob and Marg.

Brother Bob Urbick
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Dear Sister Flo And Family. So Sorry for this late response , but I just found out about this on this site.I truly do not have enough words to say what Brother Max and you also Flo have meant to My wife and I .But the Lord Jesus used Max so deeply in our family.May God Bless you and your family.
In Christ Love Brother Bob Urbick.

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