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Laara K. Maxwell

Laara Maxwell


a Photo of young Laara K. Maxwell

Obituary for Laara K. Maxwell

November 27, 1944 – September 25, 2023

Early on September 25th, Laara K Maxwell departed from this world peacefully at her residence, following a brief illness. She leaves behind her husband and companion of 57 years, Saul Miller, her son, Garfield Lindsay Miller and his wife Ana, her brother, Joseph Wawrykow and his wife Diane, their son Nicholas, and her sister-in-law, Sharon Wolfe, along with her husband Paul and their children, Lisa, David, and Mitchell.

Born on November 27, 1944, in Winnipeg, MB, Laara was a beacon of brilliance from a young age. At just 15, she was awarded a national high school scholarship, paving the way for her to graduate with honors from McGill University at the age of 19. She went on to earn an MA in Psychology from Dalhousie University and a PhD in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics.

Laara's career was diverse. She worked briefly as a futurist for CNRail, as a market researcher, then redirected her focus towards lifestyle and wellbeing. Certified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique, Laara had a profound interest in movement, dance, T’ai Chi, Eurythmy, numerology, and nutrition. She co-authored the book, "Food for Thought: A New Look at Food and Behavior", and generously contributed her editing skills to many of her husband’s books and her son’s screenplays.

Laara's younger years were characterized by her love for travel. While she embarked on numerous journeys across North America and Europe, her ultimate on-the-road experience was a two-year overland adventure with her husband, driving from England to India.

Laara’s legacy is characterized by her pursuit of knowledge, her passion for wellness, and the love and memories she shared with her family and friends. Her spirit, wisdom, and warmth will forever be remembered by those who knew her.

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