Yvonne's Story

Yvonne B. Downes, 88, passed away peacefully July 19, 2016 at Westgate Nursing Home in Bangor. She was born on February 25, 1928 the daughter of Raymond and Edith Atwood.

She was married to her beloved husband Charles Downes for 69 years. Yvone was a loving caring wife and mother who cared for special needs children for 61 years. She loved to dance, snowmobile and spend time at camp in the summer with her family.

She is survived by her sons Richard and wife Sally, Robert and wife Kathy, 9 grandchildren, 15 Great-Grandchildren, brothers; Raymond and Thirty Atwood, Ernest and Maxine Atwood, William and Martha Atwood and Frederick and Betsy Atwood, sisters Barbara Thomas and Joanne Bridges. She was predeceased by her son Raymond and husband Charles, sisters; Shirley Grisby, Ruth Hutchings, Edith Arnold and brother; Herbert Atwood.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Riverview Cemetery with Pastor Peter Remick officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services Bucksport. (mitchelltweedie-young.com)
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