China- Pamela L. Stickney, 60, passed away peacefully August 24, 2018, at Maine General Hospital with loving family by her side, after a brief and courageous battle against cancer.\r\n\r\nPam was born on July 10, 1958, to Helen Cromwell Stickney, and Ervin W. Stickney in Skowhegan. She grew up in Norridgewock and the surrounding area, then later lived and established her family in Winslow with her former husband James Goodwin, where together they raised their children.\r\n\r\nPam was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, and was described as a kind and gentle soul. Everyone who was fortunate enough to be called family or friend by her knew her unconditional love and how much they meant to her. Pam’s family was the most important thing to her and she always put them first. Pam deeply loved her children Jamie and James. She was extremely proud of their character and the fine young adults they had grown to be. She was blessed with being a Grammy and Mimi to their children, Jimmy, Eli, and Gabriel. Her siblings meant the world to her, including their spouses; she didn’t differentiate between blood and marriage. She had an unbreakable tie with them. Pam had several nieces and nephews, each whom she shared unique bonds with. They all loved their “Crazy Aunt Pam” and she loved them dearly too.\r\n\r\nPam’s giving nature and concern for others was often shown in her good morning texts, silly emojis and pictures that she’d send to her loved ones just to say hi, or to check in on them. These messages brought joy to those receiving them and certainly will be missed, but will continue to bring a smile when needed. For many, she was their “Prayer Warrior”. She sent many prayers up and also would find scriptures to lift their spirits and bring peace. When Pam knew what was treasured to someone she would always find a trinket to send, and she seemed to have a knack—and maybe a slight obsession— with finding special items for them at the Goodwill! In fact, one of the greatest things she loved to do with her partner, George, was to go shopping at Goodwill and lawn sale-ing on Saturday mornings. This had been a lifelong passion of hers, and her son James attests to this, as he recalls being the one she brought along when he was a young boy, and he had no choice but to go! Her gifts will now be cherished memories of her thoughtfulness to those she loved.\r\n\r\nPam worked in various occupations in her life beginning at a young age. She was particularly proud of her time spent working in nursing homes as a CNA, not surprising because she had compassion and respect for anyone in need.\r\n\r\nPam was content with a simple life. She felt no need for extravagant things. She was happy to end her day with a cup of tea and a chocolate. She enjoyed silly hats, word puzzles, spending time with family, collecting strawberries, socializing through Facebook, and making other people happy. Her day could easily be made when someone would bring her favorite drink: an “Extra Large Half-calf coffee, just cream” from Dunkin Donuts. One would think they had given her the world, and they may have, because she thoroughly enjoyed the company that came with the gesture. You never had to try to impress her. Just be yourself and show kindness; she was quick to know who was sincere. \r\n\r\nPam didn’t consider herself to be a courageous person, anyone who was fortunate enough to spend time with her following her diagnosis would have never known. She had overcome many hardships in her life but often downplayed those victories. She faced her death bravely, never asking “why?” or feeling bad for herself. Even in her last weeks of her illness she was concerned she was asking too much from others. During this time she still thought of and prayed for her loved ones.\r\n \r\nPam was predeceased by her parents; her brother Mark Stickney; infant brother Jeffery Stickney; and her best friend Thelma Goodwin. \r\n\r\nShe will be lovingly remembered and missed by her daughter Jamie Goodwin of China; her son James Goodwin and his wife Randi of China; her grandsons Jimmy, Eli and Gabriel, her partner George Clemmer Jr.; her sister Barbara Bell of Skowhegan; her brothers Bernard Stickney and his partner Diane Glidden of Mars Hill, Gordon (Tom) Stickney and his wife Debbie of Chelsea; and Galen Trask Jr. and his wife Lisa, of Akron, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and many cousins. \r\n\r\nThe following is Pam’s favorite scripture and represents her beliefs that guided her:\r\n“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6\r\n\r\nThe family invites friends and family to come celebrate Pam’s life on Saturday, September 8th, at 2:00pm at the Fairfield Community Center.