E. Maxine McNeill, 86 years of age, of Amherst, passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre of Monday, August 20, 2018. Born in Kentville, she was a daughter of the late William & Elsie (Diamond) Pethick. Maxine was a big sports fan, loved watching baseball and hockey. She loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Maxine will be sadly missed by her daughters, Belinda Barry (Lee) of Oakhill, N.S., Wanda Dionne (Jean Guy) of Saint John, N.B., Sandra McNeill (Bill Craig) of Quispamsis, N.S.; sons, Jim William McNeill of Amherst, N.S., Robert McNeill, (Lisa Johnson) of Amherst, Alan McNeill of Kawartha Lakes, ON, Chris McNeill (Leeanna) of White Point, N.S.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Allan Pethick (Shirley) of Cambridge, ON; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband James, sisters, Pat Blanchard, Amy Collicutt, infant sister, Marilyn, brother, Robert "Bobby". Arrangements are under the care and direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, N.S. (902-667-8777). No visitation or service by request. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia, Amherst Little League Baseball, L.A. Animal Shelter, or charity of your choice. Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Maxine's online memorial at www.furlongjones.ca or through the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.