Jacqueline F. Lajoie
July 11, 1932 - March 2, 2013
Jacqueline F. Lajoie, 80, formerly of 91 Fairlawn Avenue, Lewiston, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston, where she had been a resident since November. Our beloved Jackie has moved on to be with God, whom she loved so dearly. She will reunite with family members and friends that have gone before her, whom she loved and nurtured during the times before their passing.
Born in Lewiston on July 11, 1932, she was the daughter of Napoleon and Yvonne Vachon Lajoie. Educated in local schools, she worked for many years as a cook at Campus Cuisine.
There are not enough words to describe how special Jackie was. She was very passionate about so much in her life. She was a devoted Christian and lived her life as one. She loved and served Jesus.
Anyone Jackie met, instantly became her friend. She was full of life and enjoyed so many things. Jackie was an avid hunter which she enjoyed with family, and yes, she did get 2 deer, one being an 8 point buck. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping with family. Riding her scooter at the age of 58 with her sister-in-law was something Jackie was very excited about. She started golfing in her sixties, which she loved so much and made so many great friends. Her first “hole in one” was at the age of 73. Jackie’s dancing skills were flawless, whether it be a jitterbug, poker, waltz, or anything in between. As a matter of fact, when Jackie was young, she would teach all the boys to dance. She became a great line-dancer and danced for folks at nursing homes, etc. with her dancing family, who she loved so dearly. Making people happy made Jackie happy. Bowling was another hobby Jackie loved and her bowling family was special to her also. She had a great love for animals, especially poodles. She cared for them and treated them like they were her children.
One of Jackie’s legacies will be her “turkey trot.” Anyone who knew Jackie, knows what this means. She received many requests to do “ her famous turkey trot” and made so many smile and laugh because of it. As a matter of fact, she was planning to do it on her journey to heaven so they would know who was coming.
All who knew Jackie will miss her so dearly. We are all better for knowing her. May she enjoy her life in heaven, which she so deserves with those she so loved. We thank her for making a difference in our lives. May her loving spirit live within us and help us all to continue living our life in the way she would be proud. She will be missed by all.
She is survived by her brother in law, Joe Lavallee of Oregon, four nieces; Vicky Lajoie King and husband Richie of Old Town, Phyllis Lajoie Thibodeau and husband David of Old Town, Bonnie Lajoie of Florida, Cheryl Ann Springer of Oregon, two nephews; Lenny Lajoie and wife Pat of Florida, Dennis Lajoie of Texas; numerous great nieces, nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and special friends, including Muriel Breton, and Rose and Roger Dulac. In addition, there are countless close friends. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Maurice and Adrien Lajoie, and sister Doris Lavallee.