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MAXWELL, Rita “Nadine”

June 6, 1958 — July 17, 2017

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Rita “Nadine” Maxwell on July 17, 2017 at the age of 59, in West Kelowna BC. Nadine was born on June 6, 1958 in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. She was the youngest of 3 children to Jack Maxwell and Lorraine McFee. Nadine spent most of her childhood in Nova Scotia before moving to Oshawa, Ontario. It was in her early 20’s when we gypsy soul took hold and brought her to Empress, Alberta. A few years later she found herself in Caroline, Alberta managing a liquor store where she met her husband Doug Cameron and had 2 beautiful daughters Sara and Stephanie. Nadine’s gypsy soul never stopped and her and her girls lived in Cranbrook, British Columbia for a time before coming back to Caroline. It was in Cranbrook where Nadine found her true calling, helping people. She worked on the Suicide Crisis Line and Canadian Mental Health for a number of years before moving back to the Caroline/Rocky Mountain House area and starting a career at the Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter, where she spent the next decade of her life helping women and children in need. In 2015 Nadine packed up and moved to West Kelowna, British Columbia with her daughter Sara, where she opened a new chapter in her career, working with the homeless as well as relief at the Kelowna Women’s Shelter. The last few months of her life were also spent working with an organization helping children in need. Anyone who knew Nadine knew how much she loved helping people. She was a shining bright light in many people’s dark tunnels. She is survived and lives on through her daughters Sara (Brandon) and Stephanie (Brandon), her grandchildren Kohen, Jack, Brittney and Brayden, her husband Doug Cameron, mother-in-law Loraine Harris and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. She is predeceased by her mother Lorraine McFee, brother Greg Maxwell and father-in-law Mel Coleman. She is going to be greatly remembered and forever missed. Any donations can be made in her name to the Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter in Rocky Mountain House, Kelowna Women’s Shelter or any homeless organization of your choosing. A celebration of life will be held on August 5th in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta at the legion at 2:00PM.  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.”


August 5th at 2:00PM

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The service for MAXWELL, Rita “Nadine” is scheduled for August 5th at 2:00PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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4911 - 49 Street Rocky Mountain House, Alberta


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  • Beverly says:

    My thoughs and prayers for the loving family and friends you have Darlinrest in peace sweetie

  • Janet Larsen says:

    I first met Nadine decades ago when we were young and free spirited. We shared a friend or two that became part of our lives. Nadine always had a smile and gave all around her a sense of ease and fun loving. One could always sense she was compassionate and trustworthy. I am not surprised at all that she pursued a career of helping others. As it is too soon for her to leave, the people in her life can be at peace knowing and remembering the time they did have and the memories we all can share. Rest in peace Nadine.

  • Hans and Marietta Rietz says:

    Ouer deepest condolences to Nadines family, we will keep her memory in ouer hearts. Ouer thoughts are with you.

  • Karen Mason says:

    On behalf of the entire staff and board of directors at Kelowna Women’s Shelter, please accept our loving condolences. Nadine was a shining light of human goodness who cared deeply for others, particularly those lucky souls who got to be on the other end of her skills through her work with the homeless, troubled youth and victims of intimate partner violence. She was a valued member of our counselling team staff at Kelowna Women’s Shelter and she will be missed.

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