1935 – 2015

AUBURN — Jacqueline “Jackie” A. Michaud, 80, of Auburn passed away at her home with her family by her side on Tuesday, May 5, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Jackie had already battled and conquered cancer in 1996.

She was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England on Feb. 22, 1935, the daughter of William H. Schofield and Helen Hewson. She graduated from high school in 1952, and attended two years of post-secondary school before coming to the United States in 1958.

Many knew Jackie as a very strong, intelligent, dedicated, faithful and proper British woman. She worked as a stitcher in a shoe shop, and later became a homemaker, raising her children, while working as a secretary and bookkeeper. Prior to her retirement, Jackie worked for the Maine Campground Owners Association, where she always looked forward to planning, organizing and facilitating its three-day annual conference. Here, she developed many meaningful friendships.

Jackie loved to host large gatherings with family and friends. She loved tennis, dancing and keeping her flower beds in pristine condition. Many didn’t know how beautiful her voice was, as she loved to sing. Jackie was always there for her family, supporting them any way she could, especially her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.

In her spare time, Jackie would knit hats for the babies for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. She also loved knitting sweaters and booties for her grand-babies.

Jackie loved her cats, Sophie and Sooty, who provided unconditional love and companionship.

Jackie is survived by her children, Debbie and Russell Spector of Connecticut, Kim and Michael St. Pierre of Mechanic Falls, Paul A. Michaud Sr. of Lewiston, and Wendy Mends of Australia; seven grandchildren, Jessica Rubashkin, Joshua Spector, Leah Yazmer, Paul Michaud Jr., Craig Michaud, Seth Spector and Samantha St. Pierre; five great-grandchildren, Ellie Rubashkin, Hayden Yazmer, Mitchell Yazmer, Michael Rubashkin and Jonathan Spector; and a niece, Georgina Sankey of England.

She was predeceased by her parents; and a sister, Sheila Carroll.

The family would like to give special thanks to Tammy and Michelle.

You are invited to express condolences and pay tribute to Jackie’s life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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