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CASTINE - Truth Margaret Redette Pedersen (nee Cornell), the wife of the late Oskar Pedersen, went to be with the Lord on Friday November 7, 2014, following a brief illness. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children and family who love her.

Redette found comfort and joy at the Bucksport Church of God. Her church family offered constant hope, prayer, and love. The Pedersen family is ever grateful for their unconditional love, and faith in Jesus Christ and His Word.

She was born August 30, 1928 in New York City. She was raised by her beloved parents, Thomas Hilary and Truth (Binns) Cornell, with her two brothers Edward Binns and Thomas H. Maher in Haverford, Pennsylvania. The Pedersen family moved to Castine, Maine in June 1973 and have remained part of the community ever since. Redette served the Bangor and surrounding areas as a caregiver to those in need throughout her life.

In addition to her late husband Oskar, Redette is predeceased by her beloved daughters, Madeleine Gaynor Leach and Truth Margaret Pedersen, and one son, John Rhode Pedersen. Redette is survived by her cherished children, Gyda DePeppe and her husband, Harry; Son in Law, Timothy Leach; Katrin Teel and her husband, Sam; Allyson Darlington and Jan Lazeski; Matthew Pedersen and his wife, Theresa Kudlak; Christine Kelsey and her husband, Michael; and Amy Wardwell and her husband, Michael. She is also survived by her beloved Grandchildren: Christopher Sharik and his wife Beth; Rachael Teel; Joshua Teel and his wife, Lynsey; James Darlington; Bret Leach; Christopher Leach; Emma Pedersen; John Pedersen; Brian Kelsey; Shannon Kelsey; Heather Kelsey; Anna Wardwell; Melanie Wardwell and one great grandchild, Kingsley Oskar Teel. In addition, she was loved by many nieces and nephews, including Hilary Cornell, Liz Antoch, Sandy Miller, Amy Cornell, Thomas Hilary Cornell, Rebecca Ranieri, Theodore Cornell, Christopher Cornell, Michael Cornell, and Stephen Curtis Cornell.

Visiting hours will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday, November 10, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. A celebration of Redette's life will be held at the Bucksport Church of God, 94 Race Course Road in Bucksport on Tuesday, November 11, at 10 AM.

One of her favorite scriptures was "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:37-39). Redette was a woman of faith, hope and love. Her kind heart, calm spirit, and wise words welcomed all who knew her. She is dearly loved and will be missed by all.
Published on  November 8, 2014
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