1977 – 2015

LEWISTON — Shawn Henri Levesque, 38, of Lewiston passed away at home on Wednesday, April 8.

He was born on Jan. 18, 1977, to parents Gerard and Deborah (Worthington) Levesque. Shawn graduated from Lewiston High in 1995 and enrolled in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry Scout. He served at Fort Hood, Texas, and did a tour in Kuwait as an armored reconnaissance specialist.

After his military service, Shawn worked as a security officer at CMMC for several years, while also working on a degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies at USM. Since then he searched for work he’d actually enjoy, including stints at the Auburn Public Library, Lee Auto in Topsham and more recently as a Community Leader with the Maine Conservation Corps. Additionally, Shawn’s love of learning led him to teach English in China for six months.

A voracious reader, philosopher and poet, Shawn’s mind was constantly running at full speed. He was always on a quest for knowledge and new experiences. Many will remember deep conversations they’ve had with him during walks through Thorncrag or over a pint. Several years ago, Shawn fulfilled a life-long dream of traveling to Greece. He also dabbled in music and could often be seen playing his flute with friends at open mic nights or even while simply walking around town.

Shawn had a sincere love of nature, which led him to learn all that he could about herbs and foraging. He shared this knowledge, whether you wanted it or not, through numerous postings and conversations. His mother never knew what naturally plucked plant or animal he would be cooking up in her kitchen next. The direction the world is heading in troubled him deeply.

He is survived by his parents, Gerard and Deborah Levesque; his brothers, Keith Levesque, and his wife, Colette, of Greene, and Ryan Levesque, and his wife, Elisha, of Bowdoinham; nephew, Kayson Levesque; and nieces, Dezirae, Olyvia and McKayla Levasseur of Bowdoinham; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is predeceased by his grandmother, Flora Worthington St. Laurent; grandparents, Henri and Jeanne Levesque; and a special uncle, Roland Levesque.

Shawn was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to so many. We’ll miss his infectious smile, his whole-body laugh, his beautiful music and poetry, and enlightening lessons and debates. The world missed out on Shawn’s tremendous untapped potential.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Shawn’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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