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Maitland Renée


Renée Maitland (98) of Riverview, passed away peacefully at the Dr. Georges L. Dumont University Hospital Centre on December 22, 2018. Born in New York City, NY, she was the daughter of William and Mercedes (Thibault) Rolling. Renée is survived by daughters Mercé Wilhelm, Katie, Joanie (Bob); son Dan (Karen) and sister, Wilhemina Roberts. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband Ross and brother Hubert Rolling. Renée grew up in NYC and in France. She came to Canada in 1937 to attend Acadia University, where she met and married Ross Maitland in 1943. Together they raised their family in the United States and Ottawa before retiring in Moncton in 1990. The much beloved matriarch of her clan, Renée possessed a boundless joie de vivre which throughout her long, happy life manifested in many ways: the pleasure she took in gatherings of family and friends; her frequent travels abroad; her appreciation of a fine scotch and a lightly grilled filet mignon; her love of Chopin; her delight in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A lady of gracious Old World manners and charm, Renée embraced the arts, majoring in music at Acadia University and then teaching piano for years. Always active, she was a formidable bridge player, an avid gardener, and an Outdoor Enthusiast who hiked many trails late into life. Her amazing good health allowed her to take up running and cross-country skiing in her mid-fifties, activities which continued into her mid-seventies.  Renée's long wonderful run is now over and she is remembered with love for her generosity, kindness, light, and laughter she brought to the lives of all who knew her. A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Cobb's Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd. Riverview, NB. Memorial donations may be made to Nature Conservancy of Canada or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca