Maxwell Edward Rossiter


Maxwell E. Rossiter passed away December 31, 2016 in the University Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 72. Born on April 6, 1944 to Fred and Clara Rossiter, he completed the family, joining Elsie, Lloyd, and Fred Jr., in growing up in Carbonear, Newfoundland. Max lived a colorful life, riding around North America on his Harley Davidson motorbikes. He was often telling the stories how Honda bike parts would make the best trike conversions to the Harley’s and were not much good for anything else. Max married Joyce Rossiter December 24, 2004. A splendidly challenging relationship continued until December 24, 2016 where health issues took over his zest and he valiantly fought through the next week to recover, however, the Lord had a different answer to his healing. He leaves behind Joyce, son Ian, step-daughters Shantyl (James) parents of beloved grandchildren Ryan, Jesse, Kane, and Eva; Elizabeth; Cheyenne (Brent) beloved Aleighah with anticipated sixth grandbaby coming in the spring, and step-son Jordan. Max made friends wherever he went, and in 2000 he turned from his old ways, accepted Christ as his Savior and best friend and was committed for the rest of his life to tell The Good News to everyone he spent time with. Grande Prairie Christian Fellowship Church was the next important thing to Max and he always identified the congregation as his family. We, the family of Max Rossiter, wish to extend sincere gratitude to the QEII Emergency Room nurses and doctors for the excellent and compassionate care; to QEII 4 South staff who gave expert care to every need Max had; to Brad and John, who flew Max to Edmonton; to Shannon in the University Hospital Emergency Room who received Max from the air team; to 3E3 nursing staff who were taxed beyond measure but still focused on person centered care; the Nephrology Team who coordinated Max’s care and family needs; and Marshall in Dialysis Unit of University Hospital. A memorial service at his church (CFA) is planned for January 13, 2017 at 1pm. 11449 92st, in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

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11449-92 Street Grand Prairie Alberta T8X 1P4

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Tony and Vida Pike

Joyce and Ian,I was sorry to hear of Max’s passing.Our prayers and thoughts are for you during this sorrowful time.May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. You are safe in the arms of our savior now free from all pain and suffering. I knew you from childhood days ; now Max go rest high on the mountain.Rest in eternal peace. God speed.

Dave Lawrence

So sorry Joyce, he was one of a kind, and I know you had a great time together.
We rode together, worked together, competed , traveled together and laughed a lot.
He was well liked and respected by his customers, competitors and friends .
I will think often and fondly of him.
Dave Lawrence

Derrick Vaters

I knew Max for a few years when he lived here in Carbonear NL. He was a pleasure to talk to. He loved softball and it showed in his umpiring and socializing with the teams and his buddies. My condolences to the family and close friends.

Jacki and Jim Ryan

Dear Joyce and family

Jim and I are so deeply sorry to hear about Max. Joyce you and Max were very instrumental in my and Jims journey to loving and knowing Jesus better in our hearts. You and Max were so funny leading Aloha together and your faith was inspiring. Thank you for that.
Joyce know we are thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace. We loved Max very much.

Love Jim and Jacki

Jermey Kerklaan

You were a scholar and a gentleman. I will never forget you my friend. The first person who ever told me where to go and how to get there, in adult words. 🙂 you will be missed.

Brenda Hansen

Joyce, we are so sorry for your great loss. We pray your heart will be comforted and encouraged by the presence of your loving Heavenly Father who has welcomed Max to his heavenly home, How precious it is to know that we will meet our loved ones again,
Hugs to you from Brenda & Randy Hansen

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