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60 Roe Ave
P.O. Box 539
Gander, NL A1V 2E1
Phone: 709-256-8585 or 1-888-256-8585
Fax: 709-256-7606
Maxwell F. Lush

Maxwell F. Lush

Wednesday, July 1st, 1936 - Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
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Maxwell Frederick Lush
July 1, 1936 - April 7, 2021

Passed peacefully away at home on April 7th, 2021, at the age of 84, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Predeceased by parents; John and Henrietta Lush, son baby Richard, sister Blanche (Hennis Shivers), twin brother Peter (Yvonne) and brothers; Dr. Norman Lush (Greta) and Wilfred (Virtue), niece Hilda Shivers, and mother and father in law; George and Annie Turner.

Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories: His wife Nora (nee Turner), son Craig (Cynthia), daughters; Stephanie (Dean Cull) and Joanne (Shawn Laite) all of Gander. Grandchildren; Megan Laite (Alex Winsor), Emily Laite, Abigail Lush and Jared Lush. Sisters in law; Gloria (Eddie Philpott) and Beulah Thorne. Nieces and nephews; Cindy (Andrew Lathigee), Nancy Lush, Sandra (Malcom Simpson), Janet Lush, Linda Faulkner, Terry Thorne (Edna), Tim Thorne (Leigh), Robin Thorne (Olive), Ruth Bishop, Leah Philpott, and Ryan Philpott (Ceri).

Max was born in Harbour Grace on July 1st, 1936. He moved to Gander as a young boy with his family where he lived in various locations in the old town site, including the American side, Deadman’s Pond, and the Army side. Deadman’s Pond, was a place where he enjoyed boating, swimming, and gathering with friends and family. In 1947, Max’s family took ownership of the log cabin at Deadman’s Pond. The log cabin became the “social spot” for residents in Gander as many weddings, events and formal gatherings were held there.

Max met the love of his life, Nora, in high school at Hunt Memorial Academy. They were married October 25,1958 and enjoyed every minute of the 62 years they were married. In the same year, Max and Nora were one of the first residents to build a house in Gander, and developed cherished relationships with their neighbours that continue today. Max worked at the Banting Memorial Hospital as the purchasing director until the hospital closed, he then worked at The James Paton Memorial Hospital when it opened in 1964 until he retired in 1992.

Max Lush was an exemplary man in every way: generous, kind and patient beyond measure. A loving husband, who made sure his wife, Nora, knew every day how appreciated she was. He was his children’s role model, and grandchildren’s hero. He was tremendously proud of his town and had a great appreciation for the people in it. He was well known for his friendly nature, quick wit, and informative stories. He was a man of simple pleasures and spent countless hours fishing, hunting, and enjoying nature, especially with his buddy Bert.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the palliative care team and continuing care nurses at Central Health, the James Paton Memorial Cancer Clinic, Gander Pharma choice Staff and Dr. Tony Gabriel for their support that allowed Max to live out his last days at home surrounded by his family. A special thanks to his favourite nurse, his daughter, Stephanie and son Craig and daughter Joanne.

Max was a very caring man and his giving nature was evident to all who met him. Max supported many national charities annually and volunteered his time to many organizations until the age of 83. One of the organizations he volunteered with in which he took great pride was the Breakfast Program at Gander Academy. In lieu of flowers we ask that you donate to the Breakfast Program. You can specify you want to do it in memory of Max Lush and there is also a space there that you can specify which school, we ask that you please specify Gander Academy.

Funeral service will take place at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Gander on Saturday, April 10th at 2:00 P.M. Due to the Pandemic restrictions, attendance will be by invitation only. However, the Funeral Service will be live streamed through St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Gander Facebook page.

Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander - Carmanville.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9th, 2021 | 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday, April 9th, 2021 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander
    60 Roe Ave
  • Service

    Saturday, April 10th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, April 10th, 2021 2:00pm
    St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Gander
    58 Elizabeth Dr.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Brian Candow
  • Interment

    All Saints Cemetery, Gander


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Marg Tetford

Posted at 10:12am
To Nora & Family

So sorry to hear of Max's passing , You all in our thoughts and prayers , Max did a wonderful favor for me on the day of my wedding , He made sure I got there on time and I have always had wonderful thoughts of Max , he was truly a kind and caring man. May you find comfort in knowing he will be remembered by all his friends.

Bessie ( Norris ) Harris
New Chealsea , NL

Ray Lebeau

Posted at 08:20am
To Nora, Craig, Stephanie, Joanne, Family Members & Friends,
Muriel and I were deeply saddened by the news of Max passing. His warm and pleasing personality and special knack for story telling will be greatly missed. I remember one time, several years ago, when he accidentally got a really good black and blue shiner. I snapped a picture of him standing with Bert. I took the picture to WalMart (without Max knowledge) to get an enlargement and had the wording 'You should see the other guy' printed on it. We all had a great laugh. When I spoke with Bert's wife Florrie, a few days ago, I told her I was sure that Max and Bert are talking it up once again about all of their hunting and fishing adventures. Please know that you are being kept in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Ray & Muriel Lebeau
Rockland, ON

Yvonn Lush

Posted at 09:28am
Nora and Family ,
We were so sorry to hear of Max’s passing . He was such a big part of Gander.... so friendly and welcoming to everyone . We always enjoyed Max’s warm smile and good chats whenever we met Church, at the Coop , or out walking .He will be greatly missed . Cherish your many wonderful memories and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time .
Sincerely, Fraser and Yvonne Lush

Chris French

Posted at 08:10am
We are so sorry for your loss.

Marc and Chris French

Angus Bradley

Posted at 10:12pm
To the Lush family. So saddened to hear of Max's passing, Max was a great guy, he always had a welcoming smile and an interesting story to tell.
Angus Bradley

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