Fern's Story

CARIBOU AND WINSLOW - Fern Elizabeth Ouellette Michaud, went to meet her Lord on November 12, 2015 at her residence in Winslow. Fern was born February 10, 1933, in St. John Plantation, the daughter of Edwin and Mable (Keaton)Ouellette.

Being the oldest daughter of eleven she learned at an early age the importance and responsibility of family. She was blessed with the discovery of religion at an early age and carried her faith throughout her entire life. She has made a profound impact in many people's lives, sharing the fruits of religion and introducing them to the Holy Spirit. Fern was a gentle woman and brought peace into the lives of everyone she met. She in turn was blessed with numerous visits and calls from family and friends in her final months.

Fern was predeceased by her loving husband Ben of fifty one years; her parents Edwin and Mable Keaton Ouellette; her siblings Bernard, Claude and wife Joyce, Nelson and wife Angie, and Evelyn ("Toots") and husband Galen Martin; her brothers in-law William Michaud, Dana Bartlett, Wallace Pelletier, and Bernie York; and her son in-law Gary Crews. She is survived by her siblings Edmond and his wife Winnie Ouellette of Florida, Jean ("Jane") Michaud of Presque Isle, Bernice York, Geraldine Bartlett, and Kenneth and his wife Mae Ouellette all of Connecticut, and Barbara and her husband David Caron of Mars Hill. Her children Dale Michaud and his wife Michelle of Winslow, Tina Ellis of Florida, Della Crews and her partner Paul Elsmore of Florida, and Ben Michaud and his partner Kelly Segerson of Maine, her grandchildren Angela (& Forrest) Grant of Massachusetts, Emily (& Tucker) Hill of New Hampshire, Sarah Michaud of Massachusetts, Richard (& Miquel Geller) Michaud of Arkansas, Samantha (&Thomas) Provencial of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Burns of Skowhegan, Micah Michaud of Bangor, and Haley Michaud of Skowhegan; and nine great grand children. Fern also leaves behind her loving sister in-law Germaine Michaud; neighbor Marylyn Wilcox, her Burning Bush Prayer Family, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Fern was an active participant in the Parish of the Precious Blood and deeply involved in the Sacred Heart Healing Service, the Burning Bush Prayer Family, Daughters of Isabella, Ladies of St. Anne, Catholic Golden Age, the funeral and Saturday night choirs and many other activities. Fern found especially rewarding her twenty-five years of weekly communion service at the Caribou Veterans Home. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Warren Anderson Farms.

Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home 24 Reservoir Street Caribou 6-8 pm Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00am Monday, November 16, 2015 from the Parish of the Precious Blood Holy Rosary Church. Burial will be in the Old Holy Rosary Cemetery, followed by a celebration of her life at the Parish Center. It is Fern's wish for her service to be a time of celebration, joy and love. She invites all attending her service to wear joyful colors in celebration of her leaving this world to meet her Lord and dearly departed family members who are waiting for her. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mrs. Michaud may do so to H.O.P.E. (Social Actions), Holy Rosary Church, 31 Thomas Ave., Caribou, ME, 04736, or to the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery Corporation (NMVCC), PO Box 312, Caribou, ME, 04736. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
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