HARTWICK, Maxwell Thomas “Max”

Born on June 6, 1941. Passed away on December 12, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at University Hospital Geelong aged 79 years.
Loving husband of Frances and Audrey (dec). Much loved father of Deryk, Narelle and Fiona.

Safe in the arms of Jesus.

Funeral Notice

Service: Monday December 21, 2020

The Funeral of Mr. Maxwell Thomas Hartwick will be held in the Chapel at Wesley Place, 15 Skene Street, Colac on Monday, December 21, 2020 commencing at 11 a.m.
The Funeral will leave the Chapel at the conclusion of the service for the Colac Lawn Cemetery.

For those who are unable to attend, click here to view the live-stream.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International in Australia. Envelopes will be available at the service.

10 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Thoughts to all Max’s Family on the passing of Max, a kind man who helped many local people over many years, achieve some of their first dreams.

    Simon & Heather Milburn.

    Simon Milburn December 14 2020 6:30 pm
  2. Our sympathy to Max’s family. Such a kind man who loved God deeply. We were blessed to know him during the time we went to the same church that he did in Colac.
    Espi Purdy (Sproules) and Troy Sproules

    Esperanza Purdy December 16 2020 2:28 pm
  3. Our deepest sympathies to Max’s family. He was a wonderful friend for many years. At home with God. John and Jean.

    John Cochrane December 16 2020 5:22 pm
  4. So sad to hear of Max’s passing. Max was a great man of faith who will be deeply missed. Max loved God with all his heart & his kindness was known by many. My heart goes out to Francie and to Max’s family.


    Marni Briffa December 16 2020 7:26 pm
  5. Max was so, so much more than a driving instructor.
    He was a genuine, thoughtful man, who was kind enough to share his wisdom with those he taught.
    His firm faith and positive outlook were inspirational to so many.
    You will be missed Max, you touched so many lives in your time here.
    Thank you for advising me to marry Richard if I got the chance, it was a great idea.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hartwick family.

    Deb and Rich Holland December 16 2020 8:23 pm
  6. Having had the pleasure of working with you as a Gideon for many years, i was always amazed at your love and dedication to the cause.
    You touched the lives of so many.
    Our thoughts are with your family at this time.

    Ray Edwards December 17 2020 5:17 am
  7. A kind and gentle man who loved his Saviour. Our discussions about God’s Word will be missed. “Well done good and faithful servant.” Jonathan, Karen, Juliet and Olive.

    Jonathan Feldman December 17 2020 6:45 am
  8. Max was so thoughtful and a great support in the Apollo Bay Church. He will certainly be missed by many, but we rejoice that He is now with his Lord. Our sympathy to the family.

    May, Penny & Jerry Hilsman and David & Glenda Stanislaw December 20 2020 12:50 pm
  9. We were so sad to hear of Max’s recent passing. Our condolences to Francie and Max’s family on your deep loss. I only got to know Max during the last few years at Apollo Bay Uniting Church during weekend visits, or when he asked me to speak at the church some times, but what an impact he has had on me. Such a lovely, gentle, encouraging, consistent man who shared with me how he gave his life to Jesus Christ earlier in life (his only worry at the time was what his mates might think of him but he found he couldn’t resist God’s offer of eternal life and made the decision anyway). The evidence of Max walking with God as his Lord was very real. His desire was for others to experience the same personal relationship with God without pushing them – “there is nothing better” he said one Sunday. He quietly did everything to honour his God, his family and serve others. I will miss Max a lot on those weekend visits to the Bay – it just won’t be the same.
    Roger & Sharon Redford

    Roger Redford December 21 2020 8:29 am
  10. What a wonderful neighbour Max was, he supported me in many ways.
    My sympathy is offered to Francie, and Max’s family. I certainly will miss them.
    God Bless. Lois Steffen

    Lois Steffen December 21 2020 10:35 am

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