WOLFE, Maizie Anne (nee Brown)
With deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Maizie Anne Wolfe of Calgary Alberta on March 15, 2011. Maizie was 73. Left to mourn are her loving husband of 52 years, Lawrence (Larry) Wolfe, and her children Maureen Suzanne, Sandra and Jason, and her sons-in-law Colin King and John Shaw.
Maizie was born in Nakusp B.C. Her father Albert Edward (Ed) Brown worked as a deck hand on a paddle-wheeler ship. Her mother, Anna Caroline nee Fesser was a homemaker and an exceptionally talented craftswoman in the arts of crochet and knit work. Maizie was the youngest of six children. She is survived and mourned by sisters Gertrude, Joan, Stella and Esther, brother Bob, and their families.
The Brown family moved to Trail B.C. and settled at Shavers Bench, where Maizie grew up. She was a figure skater with the Trail Figure Skating Club and a valued chorister in the choir of St Andrews Anglican Church. In her teenage years, Maizie worked at summer camps as a cook’s helper, and as a playground leader with the Trail Athletic Association. Maizie graduated from JL Crowe High School in Trail and later worked as a librarian at the Cominco Research Centre. She met and then married her fellow “Trailite”, Larry Wolfe in 1959. The young couple relocated to Edmonton, Alberta where Larry completed his degree in Chemical Engineering.
In 1962, Larry graduated and their first child was born, a daughter Maureen Suzanne. Maizie was an exceptional mother – gentle and devoted to the care of her children. In 1966 a second daughter was born, Sandra Caroline and a son, Jason Lawrence, followed in 1973. Maizie was predeceased by her infant son Michael Robert Benjamin in 1965.
After a number of interesting moves to Redwater, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; and Toronto, Ontario, Maizie and her family moved to Connecticut before finally settling in Calgary in 1974, where Maizie resided until her death.
Maizie was an avid world traveller, a gracious hostess, and a kind and loyal friend. She enjoyed walking and cycling; cruising and collecting curios from her many voyages; and reading – especially historical fiction and biographies. But her greatest joy in life was creating a loving home for her husband and children. Her vivacious spirit, tender touch, and radiant smile will be greatly missed by all. A private Service was held.