OLD TOWN AND MILLINOCKET - Janice Thaxter McIntosh, wife of Peter McIntosh of Bangor, died May 1, 2014, at Orono, Maine. Janice was born in Millinocket, Maine, on March 4, 1961, the daughter of Richard and Charlotte Fowler Thaxter.
Janice was a participant in Pilgrim Fellowship and the Sunday School program of Millinocket First Congregational Church and a graduate of Stearns High School, class of 1979.
She is survived by her husband, Peter; her friend and mother, Charlotte Thaxter, of Millinocket; her mother-in-law, Dorothy McIntosh, of Brewer; and brothers-in-law, Richard, Jr., and Jason McIntosh. She is also survived by special friends and cousins, Ona & Tom Byther of Old Town and Patten; her uncle, Fred Fowler, Sr., of Millinocket; many other cousins; and her lifelong friend, Sarah Larlee Jandreau of Canaan, Maine. Her father, Richard Thaxter, and her father-in-law, Richard McIntosh, Sr., predeceased Janice.
Janice's loves were many. Her life partner, Peter, and their shared hiking experiences in Baxter Park and the Katahdin area, her extended family, dance, and her cat, Moxie, were at the top of her love list. Her active support of causes, groups, and organizations that she believed in was given fearlessly and passionately.
The last two years of Janice's life were difficult as she dealt with many significant health issues. The family wishes to thank those at St. Joseph's Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center who provided her with compassionate health care during this time. The end-of-life care that she received from Orono Commons and the Hospice Program was provided in a loving way.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Janice's memory may make a donation to the American Stroke Association, P.O Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005; Animal Orphanage, P.O. Box 565, Orono, ME, 04473; or to a charity of their choice.
A memorial service led by Reverend Bruce Stevens in celebration of Janice's life will be held at the Millinocket First Congregational Church on June 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. followed by a burial in the family plot in the Millinocket cemetery and a reception at the church fellowship hall.