Obituary of Jacqueline Edith Anne Cyrway
Jacqueline “Jackie” Edith Anne Cyrway, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Northern Light Continuing Care Lakewood and is now reunited with her husband, Alan. She was born to Alphonse and Emegile (Bolduc) Michaud in Waterville on May 11, 1932 and lovingly raised by her Aunt Agnes “Caddie” (Bolduc) Cameron and Uncle Frank Cameron.
She attended Waterville Schools and worked at Maine’s Best Lobster Pound, Sisters Hospital and Hathaway. Jackie married Alan Cyrway on August 26, 1950. They resided on Drummond Ave. in Waterville until 1962 when they built and moved to their family homestead on Benton Ave. in Benton, where they raised their 4 children; Wayne, Scott, Jay & Pam and started their own business, Suburban Farm Market and Dairy. The family operated the farm stand serving the surrounding community with fresh vegetables, produce and homemade baked goods. They employed many of the local and neighborhood teenagers and adults who still fondly remember and share memories of working on the farm. Jackie’s homemade peanut butter balls, bread and strawberry rhubarb jam were a few of the favorite baked goods sold at the market stand. She loved seeing and talking with their customers. Her smile and outgoing personality was always welcoming and inviting to all.
Some of her many talents were quilting, crafts and baking. She was very passionate about her garage sales, always carefully planning her route and hosting her own annual garage sale. She would often be seen cruising around town in her 1979 Pontiac Trans AM, which she proudly drove well into her elderly years.
Jackie and Alan enjoyed traveling to Florida, stopping along the way in the Amish Country and camping with family in Maine. She was a fan of Elvis Presley and enjoyed country music. Her favorite country singer was Loretta Lynn and she loved the song Rose Garden.
She is survived by her three sons, Wayne Cyrway and his wife Cathy of Benton, Scott Cyrway and his wife Jill of Albion, Jay Cyrway and his wife Cathy of Florida; her daughter Pam Cyrway and partner Khristian Clement of Benton; her grandchildren, Ames (Amy) Cyrway, Jennifer Fontaine, Shawn Cyrway, Jamie Cyrway, Kimberly Ward, Martin Cyrway, Amanda Bolcar, and Megan McCullough; 18 great-grandchildren; her dearest friend Martha Shores and many other special friends.
Jackie was predeceased by her husband Alan, her Aunt Caddie and Uncle Frank, her brothers, Alphonse and Ronald Michaud and her parents.
Our dear Mom loved flowers and the color pink. Her favorite flower was the Forget-Me-Not, not only for the beautiful dainty flower that it is, but also for what the Forget-Me-Not symbolizes, “a testament to your relationships and promises to the other person that you will never forget them in your thoughts.”
Forget me not
Forget me not when I am gone…
Think of me often but carry on…
Talk about the good times,
I know how much you cared.
The wonderful days spent together,
the happiness we shared.
For if you keep these moments
we will never be apart
I will live forever
locked deep within
The Cyrway family wishes to thank Lakewood and Beacon Hospice Staff for the wonderful care of their mom and their compassionate support to the family. A very special thanks to Laila Rowe, who was one of her regular nurses that cared for our Mom for the two years she lived at Lakewood.
A private graveside service and celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Humane Society at https://hswa.org. Jackie was an animal lover and a long-time donor.