On February 21, 2020 Maxine Danroth (nee Johnson) of Swift Current, Saskatchewan was reunited with her daughter, Terry, through death. After a six-year struggle with COPD, she died comfortably, surrounded by her husband, Doug, and children, Neil (Pam) Danroth and Kelly (Kirk) Ringrose. Maxine is also survived by her grandchildren, Kristian (Kara) Danroth, Melissa (Jason) Holderbein, Dani (Kyle) Ringrose-Hobbs, Quintin (Carlie) Danroth, Kerry (Danna) Ringrose, and Riley (Lauren) Danroth; her twelve great-grandchildren, Easton, Cooper and Hudson, Reese, Shea and Boston, Jude, Iver, Ryder and Rosalind, Sheriden and Kipton; and by her siblings, Isabel Cole and Pearl (Dale) Danroth. In addition to her daughter, Maxine was predeceased by her siblings, Ralph, Carl, and Doris.
Maxine was born February 22, 1934 on the family farm near Demaine Saskatchewan. Maxine attended school at Sunray Schoolhouse where she developed a lifelong love for reading and cursive penmanship. Following graduation, Maxine worked at grocery stores in Demaine and later in Outlook. On June 26, 1954 she married Douglas Danroth and the two moved to the Lindgren homestead, where they farmed until 1972. In addition to farming and homemaking, Maxine was employed at the Credit Union. In 1972, Maxine trained Doug, which began a 21-year career for Doug. In 1979, after the high school graduation of their youngest child, Maxine & Doug moved permanently to Swift Current as Doug pursued a loans officer position in a larger center.
While in Swift Current, Maxine continued to work outside the home, including roles at Heartland Livestock and the Wheatland Mall Lottery kiosk (her favorite of all). Her grandchildren remember always knowing they would find grandma there with a scratch ticket, a penny, and a fruit smoothie waiting for them. Together, Maxine & Doug enjoyed travelling — particularly to Las Vegas — and later in life, to the mall for coffee and keno, or to the casino.
Maxine loved to read, write poetry, play bingo, smoke cigarettes, and take naps. She was an excellent painter, with her paintings hanging in many community locations, and giving painting lessons to all of her grandchildren. “The gifts that you left us, so precious to hold, sweet memories forever, they’ll never grow old.” (Maxine Danroth
The Celebration of Life for Maxine Danroth was held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm from the Demaine Community Hall, Demaine, SK with Jason Holderbein officiating. Melissa Holderbein and Dani Ringrose-Hobbs were the storytellers, and a video tribute was given by Quintin Danroth. A poetry tribute was given by Kristian Danroth, Riley Danroth and Kerry Ringrose served as the bingo hosts. The guest register attendants were Reese Holderbein and Easton Danroth, Maxine’s eldest great-grandchildren. The Private Family Inurnment Service will be held in the spring at Waterside Cemetery, Demaine, SK with. In memory of Maxine Danroth, donations made to the Beechy-Demaine Ambulance Service or the Swift Current Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family
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The Salvation Army
780 1st Avenue NW, Swift Current SK S9H 5P9
Beechy-Demaine Ambulance Service
Box 190, Beechy SK S0L 0C0