Max Lancaster

21/06/1927 - 04/05/2022


Obituary For Max Lancaster

June 21, 1927 – May 4, 2022

Max was born June 21, 1927 on the family farm south of Bluesky. He passed away at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital May 4, 2022 at the age of 94.

Max was the 5th of 7 children born to Laura and Fredrick Lancaster. He attended Little Burnt school, Fairview High School, Vermillion Agricultural School and took automotives at what is now SAIT in Calgary.

Easter 1952, at his sister Rachel's home, he met Doris and immediately knew she was the one. They were married Sept. 20t h and settled in Calgary where they started their family. In 1959, Max was offered the elevator at Belloy (near Wanham) which he managed until 1964 when the family, now 4 daughters, moved to Grande Prairie. There the family grew to include a son. Max worked at the City of Grande Prairie. With 3 daughters married, Max, Doris and the 2 younger children moved to Calgary to manage rental properties for his brother Bill. Later he worked at schools and Doris nursed at
the Calgary General Hospital. They were active in their church, TOPS, Shaklee and delivered Tim Horton's day old donuts to Mustard Seed. Upon retiring they hosted International students, took aqua exercises and made visits to inmates in Drumheller. They still hear from some students. In 2006, Max and Doris returned to Grande Prairie to build at The Shores where many family gatherings were held. In 2012 they downsized to Emerald Gardens.

Max loved to tell stories; was a formidable opponent when it came to playing marbles and will be greatly missed by his wife Doris, his children Sharron (Jim Pope), Joan Forget, Brenda Curtis (Bruce Galenza), Laura (Danny Band) and John (Renee) Lancaster; 17 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Max leaves his brother Bill (Sue) of Vancouver, B.C., brothers-in-law Frank Stent of Bridesville ,B.C., Gordon (Laura) McNaughton of Red Deer and many (grand)/nieces, (grand)/nephews of Jessie, Joe, Helen, Rachel, Laura, Bill and sister in law Audrey (Albert) Schultz of Lamont.

The family of Max Lancaster would like to thank all of the staff at Emerald Gardens; Unit 23 of Grande Prairie Regional Hospital and Dr. Richard Martin and Dr. Ian Renfree for their excellent care.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church 105 Ave and 100 Street, Grande Prairie.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742


14 May

Celebration of Life

02:00 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church 10407 100 Street Grande Prairie, AB Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 05/19/2022

    To the Lancaster family - so sorry to hear of your Dads' passing, my deepest sympathy to you all. Lots of love, Levola Sedore

  • 05/17/2022

    Doris and family I'm so sorry for your loss Max always made me laugh you both were very wonderful I think of you both often Lots of love and hugs Karen the handi bus driver

  • 05/16/2022

    Jim and Sharron My condolences in the loss of your Dad; Sharron. Shannon Andrews

  • 05/13/2022

    Max and Doris' decision to move to Belloy blessed my family. Numerous meals together, Sunday School class in old Belloy school.....or Lancaster living room; support offered our family in times of illness, the list goes on. Thank you for being part of my life. Love Naida & Wayne

  • 05/12/2022

    Auntie Doris & family, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead & loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Much love, Dwayne & Annette

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