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HOOGVELD, Maximilian William Fredrick

May 26, 1926 — November 12, 2018

It was an early autumn evening when Elizabeth, Max’s forever caring wife of 66 years and his seven children held hands, sang and prayed together while Max (92), passed peacefully.

Max was born in S’Heeren Bergh, Netherlands, attended boarding school and had his teenage years dictated by war efforts. At 18, the Dutch army promoted Max to Sergeant Major during 4.5 years of service in Indonesia.

At the age 25, Max immigrated to Canada, landing first in Ganders, Newfoundland before settling in Vancouver, beginning a new life and a new family which became 47 strong and still growing.

Max will be lovingly remembered by his spouse Elizabeth; sister Wera in Holland; two daughters Yvonne and Marilyn; and five sons: Raymond, Robert, Perry, Jeffrey and the youngest son, Max. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grand children, including 3 by marriage. Max is predeceased by his youngest sister Betty, two daughters-in-law, Susan and Moira, and son-in-law, Gary.

Before retiring in 1990 to Kelowna, Max, throughout his successful business career, welcomed Dutch immigrants with room and board, was an active volunteer of the Lions Club and Catholic Netherlands Association, Knights of Columbus choir member and life long contributor to the Church.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, www.alzheimer.ca.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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Service Details

The service for HOOGVELD, Maximilian William Fredrick is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077

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  • Jay Weekd says:

    I wish the entire Hoogfelt family my sincere condolinces on the passing of their dad, husband grandfather and family leader. I was so sorry to hear the news. You are all in my thoughts. I will be out of the country December 1 and will not be able to attend the services but I will be thinking of all of you. Rest In Peace Maximilian.

  • Susan Marcotte says:

    We are sorry to hear of Max’s passing Elizabeth. You and Max have been great neighbours to us, both on Curlew Dr. and here in Mission Springs. We will miss him passing by on his walks. Our condolences to you and to all your family. love Sue & Carl Marcotte

  • Dawn Robson & Ron Ramsdale says:

    Our thoughts are with you during this time of loss. May the family that Max so enjoyed find comfort in each other. Love from Dawn & Ron

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