GIFFORD, Max Allen

 Went to be with his Lord on Sunday, October 18, 2009.  Max was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on October 1, 1921 and raised on a farm in Liscomb, Iowa.  After high school, he attended North Western Bible College in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was always very active in church work as a deacon and teacher. After farming, he owned and operated a coin laundry, then in later years he retired and lived in Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he worked as custodian for schools. Max enjoyed a lapidary hobby with the beautiful gem rocks of Arizona. He had a good base voice and always sang in church choirs and men’s quartets, as well as his teaching and outreach work. Max was especially proud and happy to have obtained his Canadian Citizenship on July 1, 2009 in Peachland and was the oldest candidate of 60 people. He is survived by his wife Bette Jean; son Ted and daughters Gwenda of Iowa, Cheryl of Idaho; step-daughter Candace of Kelowna; eight grandchildren: Joshua,

Jacob, Lauren, Alissa, Audrey, Jenna, Aaron and Christal and three great grandchildren. A Funeral Service will

be held on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11:00 am at the

Lakeview Heights Baptist Church, 2630 Alhambra Drive,

West Kelowna, BC with Rev. Lyndon Dojohn officiating.

Interment to follow in the Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB, 247 Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6L2.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-7077.

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