Kimberly's Story

BANGOR - Kimberly R. Coffin, 45, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at a Bangor hospital. She was born June 21, 1969 in Presque Isle, the daughter of James A. and Violet M. (Langley) McLellan.

Kimberly grew up in Presque Isle and graduated from Presque Isle High School. After graduation, she went on to enroll in Eastern Maine Community College. Kimberly's caring nature led her to take a position as a residential caregiver with OHI, where she was employed for over 10 years.

Kimberly was a very nurturing and caring to all those she met. She was a wonderful mom to her daughter, Sierra, and loving wife to Andrew, who passed away December 18, 2013. Kimberly loved animals and being outdoors. She loved going to rock concerts and traveling, taking her daughter to New York City and touring the Bronx Zoo and Times Square. Kimberly was very meticulous in both her appearance and her housekeeping, and she kept both pristine.

Kimberly was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Andrew, and her brother, George McLellan. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Sierra Coffin; her sisters, Tina, Deneen, Shelley and Carla; her brothers, James Jr., Dwight, Robert, Kevin, Michael, and Kent; as well as many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A memorial service celebrating Kimberly's life will be held, 2pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 1pm Saturday, September 27, 2014 until the time of service. The family invites friends to share in conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor, immediately following the service. Those who wish to remember Kimberly in a special way may make gifts in her memory for the continuing care and education of Sierra to Sierra Coffin, 114 Falvey St. Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


Life can be sweet; life can be sour

Life can rip you apart like you're a delicate flower.

Sometimes there is good; sometimes it's bad.

Sometimes you will fight through it very mad.

But it doesn't matter how you feel.

It's how you fight through all your ordeals.

You'll wish for sun when there is only rain.

Following you around, causing your pain,

Life can chew you up. Then it will spit you out.

Making you feel like there is nothing but doubt.

You will laugh; you will cry

As you watch happier people walk on by

Some have wealth; Some just don't need a lot.

But some have things happen to them they do not deserve.

Only filling them with a life of hurt.

Some are struck with illness, some with fate.

Some don't have anything to ease their pain.

But all you can do is live through the pain; don't give up.

Whether there is sun or rain.

Get off the ground, put a smile on your face

Then walk it off, because you have what it takes.

Written by Kimberly's daughter, Sierra
Published in Bangor Daily News
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Brookings-Smith Funeral Home

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