December 11, 1941 – January 26, 2023
In loving memory ~
With much sadness we announce the passing of Maxie on Thursday, January 26 at the West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni.
Maxie leave behind to forever miss him his wife of 50 years, Nuka; children, Dickie and Betina; grandchildren, Lisa and Thomas; brother, Dickie; many extended family members and friends all over the world.
Maxie was a real wandering craftsman all his life. In 1956, when he was 15 years old, he took on a job on a tanker. The ship was in Oslo, Norway and was going to Iran. Because of the crisis in Suez, they had to go all he way around Africa. When he returned home, it was with a certificate of equatorial baptism. Maxie Mieth was trained as a carpenter. After completing his apprenticeship, he went to Greenland and was a master carpenter in Umana for 5 years. Then he came back to Denmark and built holiday homes around Europe for 8 years for a Swedish company.
After that he emigrated to Canada and traveled around British Columbia as a construction manager for 20 Years, from the West Coast Trail to paper mills in the province. During the lean years, Maxie worked several times in Japan, Russia, Uruguay, and the South Pole. Maxie ended his travel time working locally with artist, Connie Watt.
The last 7 years, Maxie really enjoyed training with her personal trainer Neil from Time2Train and his assistant Luna. Maxie was proud to be a member of the Gilt for Well-Travelled Craftsmen in Denmark. And now he is on his last journey.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesmemorial.ca
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