In memory of

Hemrend Maxine Frances

January 29, 1939 -  May 18, 2023

Peacefully from Alzheimer's on May 18, 2023 at Sunnybrook Palliative Care at age 84. Son Paul Hemrend. Niece Julie Lofthouse (nee Goodman). Pre-deceased by parents William and Kathleen Goodman (nee Butler), brother, Mark Goodman and ex-husband Dr. Bernard Hemrend. Documentary filmmaker at U of T's Media Centre. Wholesaler for Gordon Fraser giftware. Professional organizer. Beloved and dearly missed. Maxine’s ashes to be scattered at Toronto Necropolis in a private service. For more information please visit


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Amy Goldberg-Trim (Extended Family)

Entered June 5, 2023 from North york

I am so sorry to hear about Maxine's passing. She was a lovely lady and will be rememberd fondly. Sending my deepest condolences to the entire family.

Mary Chalmers (Julie Lofthouse's aunt)

Entered June 5, 2023 from toronto

You were so loved Max, especially by Zoe and Jordan..

Jennifer Forde (Friend)

Entered June 9, 2023 from Toronto

I am sad to know such a lovely person like Maxine is know longer in our life. We shared many fond memories together for years.

I extend my condolences to the family for what they going through.

With Love

Marialee Neighbours (Friend)

Entered June 9, 2023 from Benicia, CA, USA

Max, my dear friend you'll be greatly missed. We often said that we "would always have Paris." After being introduced to each other in Paris I enjoyed exploring the city with you. What fun days. I'll greatly miss our telephone conversations--some lasting 3 hours.

To Paul, Julie and the rest of your family and friends, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Much love,

Lerestif Isabelle (friend)

Entered June 10, 2023 from France

Maxine was my dear dear friend for over 30 years. We initially met in Africa (Namibia) in 1991. Since then, we have managed to meet every few years either in France or in Canada. Since 2014, both of us could not, unfortunately, travel any more but we kept in touch via long phone calls, the last one being at the end of this January.
We were very different and still very close.
I had hoped we could meet one more time in Canada in the next future.
My dear Maxine, you will be remembered very fondly in France by our whole family.


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