Passing of retired Fire Chief Max Hussey, Waterloo Fire Rescue

Obituary for Maxwell Scott Hussey

Maxwell Scott  Hussey
Passed away suddenly on February 15th 2016 Maxwell Scott Hussey age 67 years. Predeceased by father Mackenzie Hussey, step-father Lloyd Renwick, father-in-law Randolph Wellon, Aunt Mona Granter , Uncle Malcolm Hussey, Cousin Barry Granter , Grand-parents Alfreda and Scott Coles and Max and Bessie Hussey.

Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Grace Hussey (nee Wellon), mother Dorothy Renwick, mother-in-law Marie Wellon, sisters Linda (John) Landry of Gander, NL, Betty (Rick) Miller of Heidleberg, ON, Pam Renwick of Kitchener, ON, brother-in-law Randy and sister-in-law and Sylvia Wellon of Ladle Cove, NL, nieces Jennifer, Kelly, Felicia, Yolanda and son Lukas, Angie (Corey) and their children Abbey, Alex, and Gabe, nephew Byron.

Max/Mac was born and raised in Gander and after graduating from Gander Collegiate he studied automotive mechanics at Gander District Vocational School. He moved to Ontario in 1968, where Grace and Max married on April 13, 1973. That same year he started Firefighting College when he joined the Waterloo Fire Department where he worked as a Fire Fighter, Lieutenant, Union President for several years, and Fire Chief for 12 years until his retirement in 2004. He was recognized by his peers for his leadership, and dedication across Canada where he was known for his problem solving and mediation abilities as well as for his great sense of humor and positive outlook.

Upon retirement, Grace and Max moved back to Newfoundland where he led a very busy life. He often golfed twice a day in any kind of weather and loved having coffee with the boys, especially breakfasting with the ROMEO Club (Retired Old Man Eating Out!!). He will be missed so much at the Gander Golf Club where on Wednesday evenings he co-ordinated “men's night”, an evening of golf, fun, food, and fellowship.

Max and Grace's favorite place was their cabin in Ladle Cove where he loved feeding the birds and wild animals. His favorite winter time passion was planning snow mobile trips with friends and family all around the local area, as well as several times each winter to other areas of the province. He loved to make nature trails and cut the blowdowns for firewood. He greatly enjoyed his fishing trips with Randy, and the boil-ups on Duck Island with friends.

Max and Grace travelled all over North America, the Caribbean and Mexico, and especially cruising. In the summertime they enjoyed spending time with their friends in the Explorer Motorhome Group travelling all over the island.

Max had so many passions in life from his obsession with the Blue Jays to his absolute enjoyment of country music but none of these things measured up to the “love of his life” his wife Grace. Max had a larger than life personality and embraced life fully.

Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander, on February 18th, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M., and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Funeral service will take place on February 19th, 2016 from the St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral, Gander at 2:00 P.M. Interment following the funeral service at the United Church Cemetery, Ladle Cove. The community of Ladle Cove invite you to a reception at the Fire/Community Hall across the road from the cemetery immediately following the committal service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Max's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit