Paul Maxmen was born Paul Maxmenko on November 2nd, 1928 in Wheatstone Saskatchewan, and passed away on December 10th, 2014. He was the 11th youngest of 13 children. Moving out to Surrey with his parents in the 1940’s he met and married Mary Duzek in 1954. Paul and Mary started building a house on Kennedy Road (now 88th Ave) and eventually moved there in 1957. They then built a house next door on Roslin Place where they lived for the past 35 years. Paul worked for Dr. Ballard pet foods as well as in the stuccoing trade, which became a great part-time hobby for him later on. He was hired as a bus driver for BC Electric and drove city buses between New Westminster and Vancouver for a few years. He transferred over to the railroad division and worked his way up to assistant yardmaster. He retired from that position in 1987. He was very active in the volunteer fire department on Hjorth Road (now 104 Ave). He was very active for the last several years with the Ukrainian Orthodox Culture Centre where he assisted with meal preparations and also bartended for special functions. He is survived by his sister Myrtle, wife Mary, sons Dean (Barb), Dwayne and Donnie (Debbie). Also by grandchildren Hillary (Robbie), Donald, Crystal (Marty), Mathew, Nicole and great grandchildren Jade, Sapphire and Cody. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held in early 2015. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Ukrainian Orthodox Culture Centre – PO Box 163, Surrey, BC V3T 4W8

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