Heather Maines – Age 48 – Gray, Maine
Heather died peacefully with her family by her side. She joins those souls lost to capital
punishment, physician assisted suicide and the 60 million children lost to abortion.
God knew her to be a special woman who could endure a grueling battle with rectal cancer.
Please get screened and share your family health history.
She is survived by Mike to whom she pledged obedience and prayed for grace each day to
achieve this highest wifely vocation and faith-filled children William and Michael. In addition,
her parents Joe (Lincoln) and Mary (Ennismore) MacDougall; siblings Colin (Karen of
Glenburnie), Ian (of Ennismore), the late Stephen (Kim of Peterborough), Stephanie (James
Dolan of Scarborough), Leslie (Jenn of Fort McMurray); God daughters Rachelle and Lenin; and
family friend Margaret Simon (of Fredericton) who grew her Catholic faith from the day she was
born. She was born in Glendale (LA County, CA) and lived in Rhodesia, Malawi, Lincoln,
Copenhagen and Maine. Her faith grew with tireless modelling from in-laws Pat, Allan, Kristen
(David Hoyle), Bethany (Dan Klafter) and Andy (Tanya).
She is predeceased by Joe and Kay (Mooney) MacDougall, Alec and Annie (Lorbetskie)
Afelskie, Geraldine, Gertrude, Bronis, John Paul, Hillary Afelskie, Lorraine Ridgen, Leslie
Bruce, Suzanne Cuttle, Ambrose, Sylvie, Anna Mae, Russell ‘Rusty’ Maines, Dave Lamarre,
Kevin’s baby, Anne Walker and Harvey Dryden.
She interned and worked at NB Power (Belledune), Haldor Topsoe, Mead, National
Semiconductor and Texas Instruments.
Heather loved gymnastics, diving, ping pong, football, basketball, volleyball, softball, pool,
tennis, triathlon, hockey, skating, flute, saxophone, piping, guitar with Ari, hugs with Lennin,
singing with Branna, skiing with Keegan and Fiona, golf with Rhodes, wiffle ball with Padraig
and Kieran, The Logo Game with Brogan, organic chemistry with Bronis, the boys playing with
Rielle, twentieth century dystopian novels, political/celebrity/royal biographies, the Olympics,
the Final Four, the World Cup, the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, Toastmasters, Dali, Hopper,
Andrew Wyeth, Michelangelo, French with Kieran, German with Michael, the CBC, Radio
Canada, WSJ, America, Prince, Guns ‘n Roses, Metallica, Gordon Lightfoot, Justin Beiber,
Britney Spears, Dire Straits, Hamilton, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Lincoln
Hilton, SFU Band, Robin Williams, Fluffy, Heller, Salinger, Tolstoy, Atwood, Krakauer,
Danbo, gathering wisdom from William during hunting hikes, getting taught about the space
time continuum and dreaming of an art/religion/language trip to Paris and Rome with Michael (a
veritable disciple of the Technoking of Tesla), paddling with Mike, NFP, Mass, the rosary, Pope
John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla) and especially the confessional.
She deeply thanks the doctors and nurses who explored every avenue to gain her extra days with
her family, and her co-workers who faithfully sustained their health insurance to allow her to
afford the care she needed until her natural death.
Visitation will be at Wilson Funeral Home in Gray at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 4,
2021. She was lovingly prepared by her family for those who would like a viewing. Mass of
Christian Burial will be held at Saint Gregory’s Catholic Church in Gray, at 1:00 p.m., on the
same day. Burial at Gray Village Cemetery, where the boys selected her final resting place with
her, will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7. Heather made many requests of frequent
visitors to the cemetery to also visit her site and pray for her family. She will be sent off in a
beautiful casket, hand-crafted from pitch pine Mike and the boys grew. The casket was
beautifully decorated by special neighborhood friends, nieces and nephews. Bring your voices
and instruments ready to make music at any of the gatherings.
In her honor, donate to Right to Life Maine, Catholic Charities or Holy Family Catholic Church
in Greenville, Maine. More importantly, say a rosary for her or make a confession.
She had the pleasure of writing her own obituary which she does not recommend. It can become
Pax Tibi! (Peace be with you!)
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