Debbie  Adams

Obituary of Debbie L. Adams

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In the early hours of Sunday morning July 31, 2022, our loving mother, Debbie Adams was called home to be with the Lord. She fought a long battle with cancer and she spent her last days visiting with her family and friends who loved her very much. With help from our family, our friends and a great team of hospice angels she was kept comfortable at home, with her cat Sky which was in accordance with her wishes. In the five years since her cancer diagnosis she got in a lot of good living. Hiking, fishing, gardening, dozens of backyard and camp cookouts, countless hours watching the deer and turkeys, tending to our yardbirds, warming her bones by the woodstove, running those old dirt roads out around Kingsbury, Maine, sledding with her grandchildren, cuddling with her granddogs, Sadie, Jacob and Tracker, spending time with her grandchildren at the Harmony fair, making maple syrup, weeding her flowerbeds and shopping with her friend, Sue, visiting with family, playing bingo with her friends and walking with her friend, Kay, at River Bend apartments. She so enjoyed the many large meals we shared with her and our good friends, John and Sharon. Mum looked forward to these gatherings so much and she usually brought several desserts and pies with her, nobody ever left hungry. This was a tradition we made during the last couple years and one that we hope will continue on for many years to come. Many thanks to John and Sharon for being there for us. Love you guys. After her first surgery and round of chemo she told us she had always wanted to climb the Thomas Hill Standpipe in Bangor, Maine, and on a beautiful fall day in October 2018 we did just that. The picture you see above was taken on that day. My mother, my wife, and I were there that day and it was one of those days that will forever stand out in our minds. We were celebrating a big win. We'd like to thank everyone who helped my Mum in the last years of her life. First, the staff at EMMC, CMMC, Northern Light in Dover Foxcroft, Cancer Center in Brewer and Scarborough, and the staff at Beacon Hospice. The care you gave my Mum was amazing and we have nothing but love for those of you who helped her. Thanks to all her friends who came to visit with her at her place in those final days, her son, Joel and his wife, Cynthia; her daughter, Christine and husband, Andy, and her daughters, Elyza and Kyra; and her friends, Kay, Donna, Valerie, and to all the staff and wonderful residents at River Bend Apartments. She enjoyed every minute spent with you guys and we are grateful that she had such loving, caring people to spend her time with. Special thanks to her friend, Valerie. She was helpful right from the very beginning of this cancer battle. Always volunteering for rides and to sit while my Mum had surgery, staying overnight with her in Portland, and just being there for support, she is a great friend. Also, thanks to the folks at Coffee Break Cafe for their help when Mum could no longer work. She was blown away by the generosity and the benefit dinner. Customers and staff alike gave and it was a wonderful gesture that got her through an extremely difficult time. Thanks to everyone who prayed for us and supported us emotionally these last few years. The hugs. The kind words. The pats on the back, and the encouragement. It helped all of us through an emotional time and we are forever grateful for your support. I have to thank my immediate family. My wife, Leeanne, my daughters, Caitlin and Sophie, and my son, Corey Jr. Leeanne and Caitlin stayed with my Mum round the clock for days keeping her comfortable. Sophie and CJ took care of our animals and watched over the homestead while Leeanne and Caitlin stayed at Mums apartment. Leeanne took my Mum to doctors appointments and treatments for many years. Sometimes leaving our house in the pre-dawn hours on the coldest days of winter to make sure Mum didn't sit alone during her treatment. A man could never ask for a better family than the one I have been blessed with and I thank God for 'em every day. If you've read this far and think we may have forgotten you or your kindness please know that we have not. From the man who paid for Mum's groceries that day in Danforths five years ago to the stranger who tried to raise our spirits in a hospital waiting room with a wave and a smile, we thank you and appreciate your part in this chapter of our lives. Debbie was predeceased by her mother, Helen; her brother, Lee; her sister, Ruthe; and her sister, Lois. Mum and her cat Sky will be put to rest in Byron, Maine, to be near her mother, her brother, and her sister. It will be a private service. Any contributions you wish to make could be given to the less fortunate. My mother always helped people out when she could. It made her feel good and it's a good thing to do. She believed that if you give it you'll get it back tenfold because that's how these things work. She was right. I saw it come back to her several times over the last five years. Truly amazing. We love you Mum. Don't wait up for us. We'll see you when our chores down here are finished.

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Debbie  Adams

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Debbie Adams

1959 - 2022

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