Guy Maxwell

Obituary photo

Guy Maxwell
aka Gene Boles
17 Nov 1946 - 20 Dec 1993
Squares Across the Border


of Vancouver on December 20, 1993

Survived by his loving family, partner, Larry. mother Thelma, 3 brothers, 1 sister, 9 nieces & nephews and many loving friends. Memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Marilyn Knipe, Sunday, January 2, 1994 at 7pm in Gordon Neighborhood House, 1019 Broughton St., Vancouver. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of memorial donations towards a park bench, to Box 10-06 c/o Xtra West. 501 - 1033 Davie St., Vancouver V6E 1M5. Walkey and Company Funeral Directors.[1]

November 17, 1946 - December 20, 1993.

Guy arrived in Fergus, Ontario, where, as a child, he sang in the choir and played piano, thus beginning his long career. It was in the Toronto area that he began to develop his unique sing-a-long comedy act that was to delight audiences throughout the East coast, Edmonton (where he changed his name from Gene Boles) and then on to Bermuda and Oregon, before coming to Vancouver in August, 1988.

Here he began his association with BCPWA Society, where as a peer counselor project leader, he initiated a successful volunteer training programme. In 1990, he was elected as a member of the board. All this while continuing to entertain throughout the Vancouver area at such places as Heritage House and St. Paul's Hospital.

Donations are being gratefully accepted toward a park bench, to Box 10-06 c/o XTRA West, 501 - 1033 Davie St., Vancouver, B.C. V63 1M5.

Guy is survived by his mother, Thelma; his partner, Larry and many relatives and friends who miss him.[2]



  1. X-tra! West (Vancouver, BC) Thursday, 30 Dec 1993, p.8
  2. Blue Sheets (Vancouver, BC) February 1994, p.26