Evelyn Redmond (Stewart)
Evelyn Eleanor Redmond passed away on May 27, 2018 surrounded by her family at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. She valiantly lived with COPD for the past 15 years but never let it slow her down; setting an example to all that life was meant to be lived regardless of circumstance.
She was born in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Canada on November 3, 1934 the second child of Gerald and Yvonne (Gauthier) Stewart. She graduated from high school in 1952 and moved to the states shortly after meeting her husband Dick who was playing semipro baseball in Woodstock, New Brunswick.
Evelyn joined the workforce once her youngest child started school, first at Peanuts Drive-in in Augusta and then at Cottles on Willow Street. She advanced to office coordinator at Cottles and enjoyed her work there for 23 years.
In 1972, the family celebrated her achievement of becoming a US citizen.
She was a great bowler and played in many Augusta leagues over her lifetime, loved cheering on her children and grandchildren at sporting events and always took time to nurture relationships with family and friends. She traveled extensively with her husband Dick and her two sisters; visiting many US states, and venturing to Ireland and Hawaii: The three sisters acquired the nickname "the golden girls" during their travels. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and trips to the slots with the family.
Upon retirement, Evelyn and Dick purchased a home in Ocala, FL and spent 27 years as snowbirds. They enjoyed the winter months in sunny Florida, welcoming in many family members seeking relief from the long cold winters in Maine and Canada. Evelyn enjoyed weekly potluck dinners and card games with her dear friends in Ocala. Summers were spent at their cottage on Messalonskee Lake in Sidney, hosting family gatherings and enjoying the sunsets. The July 4th lobster bake brought together four generations of Redmonds every year and a few of the relatives from North of the border. The family celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in August of 20 17.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard W. Redmond, who passed on March 29, 2018, her parents, two brothers, William and Johnny Stewart and her two sisters, Carol Turner and Margaret Ann Clark.
She is survived by one brother, Patrick Stewart, her five children, Susan (Paul Brown), Michael, Barbara (Pete Curato), Kevin (Lori Gardner) and Mary (Mark Lapointe); nine grandchildren; Stacy Brown, Rebecca LaChance (Ricky), Melissa Kronstrand (David), Richard Redmond, Jessica Sanfino (Michael), Aaron Brown, Amanda Lapointe, Heather Goucher (Justin) and Andrew Redmond; fifteen great-grandchildren; Abigail, Isabella, Ashleigh, Olivia, Matthew, Joseph, Frankie, Kai, Adelina, Madilyn, Dakoda, Brayden, Liam, Rylie and Emma and many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. She will be sadly missed by all.
Visiting hours will be held on June 4, 2018 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME, followed by an 11 :30 am Memorial Service. Committal prayers will be offered graveside (Section J) at 10 AM on June 18, 2018 at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, ME.
The family is very appreciative of the care and support received from MaineGeneral Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Lung Association, National Direct Response Headquarters, 1200 Hosford Street, Suite 101, Hudson, WI 54016-9316 or online at http://action.lung.org/goto/eredmond.