Obituary: Joan Virginia (White) Wight

Joan Virginia (White) Wight

LIVERMORE FALLS – Joan Virginia (White) Wight, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, with her daughter by her side, at MaineGeneral Medical Center Alfond Center for Health after a brief illness. Joan was born February 27, 1936 in Mt Vernon, the daughter of Waldo and Lora (Gordon) White. Joan graduated from Kents Hill Preparatory School in 1954. She married Arthur ‘Bruz’ Wight on August 5, 1956. Her children, Scott and Colette, arrived in the 1960s. A daughter-in-law, Jamela, joined the family in the 80s, a grandson, Hadji, in the 90s, and a great-grandson, Kaizik, in the new millennium. She was a “Jane of everything”, from blueberry fields to apple orchards, from caregiving to housekeeping, from office work to small business owner to roofer and painter with her brothers, she did everything. A woman of many interests and talents, she was powerful, cunning, intelligent, and capable. Whether it’s driving his father’s bucket loader, shoveling his roof, stacking his lumber or feeding his birds; from his days of painting and carpentry with one brother to his days of music with his other brother and their mother. She bowled, skied, “ski-doo”, played cribbage, knitted, baked, drank cocoa (not coffee), drove her truck with her playing tunes, loved to fly, camp and explore every stream, pond, river and ocean where she could fish a trout, a ray, a blue or a salmon. Joan’s love of fishing is a legacy that is carried on by her son, grandson and great-grandson in their home state of Alaska. Joan was predeceased by her parents; husband; in-laws Donald and Freda (Foss) Wight; sisters Evelyn ‘En’ / Arthur ‘Artie’ McCann, Marion / Merle Goucher; brothers-in-law Milton Hill, Ervin ‘Tunny’ Leighton; and many other beloved family members, friends and neighbors. She is survived by her children and family: sisters June Leighton, Bessie Hill; brothers Gary/Marjorie White, Theron/Kim White; sisters-in-law Beverly Wight-Smith, Marjorie/William ‘Bill’ Farrand; and all their families. The family is forever grateful for the care and compassion shown by those involved in Joan’s final days. All are very popular. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2022 at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta, with a reception to follow at Elks Lodge, 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta. Arrangements are entrusted to Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St. Winthrop, where condolences, memories and photos can be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.comInstead of Flowers, Do Something in memory of “me” – Joan. Go bowling, fishing, stealing, playing cards, apple picking, camping. inhabit.

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