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GOLDSBURY, Maxwell (Max):

Passed away on March 21 2017

22.12.1923 - 21.3.2017.
Beloved husband of Betty.  Loved Dad of Jill and the late Mike, Robert and Kathryn, and David and Jackie.  Granddad of Bridget, and Mark; William, and John; Scott; and Granddad Max to Elizabeth. 
A farewell party for Max will be held at the Wanganui Golf Club, Clarkson Avenue Wanganui, on Friday 24 March 2017, at 4pm.

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Firstly my apologies to Betty and the family for not being able to make it today from Nelson.
I would have loved to be there with you all today sharing my stories of growing up with Max and Betty.
My earliest memories of Max began when mum and dad purchased the house on Virginia Road – right next to Max and Betty.
I would disappear most Saturdays and Sundays next door to Max and Betty’s and crawl into their double bed. Max would get up and make Betty and I honey on toast – not just any honey but his honey from his own hives.
Then there was pikelet mornings – sitting around the big dining table with homemade jam and massive pikelets that Betty let me help her make.
Max’s other passion I remember growing up was his garden. I spent many weekends “helping” him which normally involved eating as much as I could get my hands on – especially the beans!
Both Max and Betty continued to be a big part of my life growing up.  Max took pictures at my 21st and also at my Wedding.  Every time I have been back to Wanganui – I always called in for a visit.
Max was the granddad I never had growing up – he packed a tremendous amount into his 94 years and I will be forever grateful I had the opportunity to have him as part of my life.

Sarah Burrell (nee Hutchins) -
Caro and Alistair Hutchins Daughter

By Sarah Burrell (nee Hutchins) on 2017 Mar 22