- Miriam Annette Haverlock passed away peacefully April 5, 2017, at her home in Orono after a brief illness. She was born June 2, 1935, in Harvey Station, New Brunswick, the daughter of Wallace and Florence Coburn.
Miriam attended and graduated from the secretarial program at Husson College, where she met Joseph Haverlock. They were married in Harvey Station, New Brunswick, and settled in Orono. Miriam worked part-time at the family businesses they began together while raising their five children. She also loved to knit and sew, becoming especially well known for her dolls.
Miriam and Joe loved to travel. They enjoyed the outdoors and took their family on many camping trips throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2016 Miriam took one last trip to her favorite summer place: Prince Edward Island, Canada. Miriam and Joe moved to Zephyrhills, FL, for their retirement years. Finally, due to health issues, they moved to Dirigo Pines Retirement Community in Orono.
Miriam was predeceased by her husband Joseph, her parents, and her half-brother Eugene Coburn. Miriam is survived by her five children: Gayle Alexson and husband Andrew, Karen Kirby and husband Clay, Joseph Haverlock, Mark Haverlock and wife Leyla, Brian Haverlock and fiancée Janet Howard; four grandchildren: Miles Kirby and wife Katie, Kate Kirby, Bill Alexson, and Austin Haverlock. In March, Miriam became the great grandmother to Ruth Kirby, who brought her much delight.
A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Bruce Stevens, will be held Monday, April 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Baptist Church, 86 Middle St., Old Town, where Miriam was a long-time member. Friends and family may visit together at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service and are invited to a reception in the church hall following the service. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Orono, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607
Funeral services are under the direction of the Greenlawn Funeral Directors, Bangor.
Published on  April 8, 2017