Elena's Story

ST. AGATHA - Elena Bourgoin, age 59, passed away on Thursday, the 24th of December, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on the 20th of February, 1956, the daughter of Virginia (Pelletier) Bourgoin and the late Jean-Luc (Luke) Bourgoin.

Elena taught special education students during her time as a public schoolteacher and she never forgot the valuable experiences that she shared with her students and peers. Through various hobbies including fishing, traveling and photography, Elena enjoyed all that life had to offer and it was always overwhelmingly evident that Elena's time with her family, friends and pets was her greatest enjoyment. Whether making long treks to connect with old friends, or keeping in close contact with all of her family by phone, mail or in-person, Elena was a person who truly and completely cherished the bonds that she created throughout her life. Elena spent much of her time with her beloved pets. She gave a great home and wonderful company to many "fur babies" over the years, most recently, her dog Nica, and her cat, Tansy.

Elena is survived by her mother Virginia, her sister Jan Young and her husband Steve, her niece Samantha Davis and her husband Joshua, her nephew Derek Young, and many other family members and friends whom she cared for dearly. Elena was predeceased by her father, and by her brother Steve Bourgoin.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10AM at the St. Agatha Church, with condolences at the church from 9am until 9:45am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edgar J Paradis Cancer Fund, 194 East Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743 or the St. Agatha Church paving project, 379 Main St., St. Agatha, ME 04772. Spring burial will be held in the St. Thomas Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lajoie Funeral Home. For online condolences, please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com
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