Obituary: Lynda Ann Worster (Née Rancourt)2024



Obituary: Lynda Ann (Rancourt) Worster



Obituary: Lynda Ann (Rancourt) Worster

A Life Remembered

Lynda Ann (Rancourt) Worster, a woman of unwavering spirit and a heart filled with love, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2024, in Skowhegan, Maine. She was surrounded by her cherished family and the comforting presence of those who loved her dearly. Lynda’s unwavering optimism, infectious laughter, and unwavering dedication to her family and community left an unforgettable mark on all who knew her.

Early Life and Family

Lynda was born on November 5, 1945, in Jackman, Maine, to Neil and Phyllis Rancourt. As the only daughter among her two brothers, Murdock Morrell and Wayne “Buddy” Rancourt, she grew up in a close-knit family that instilled in her a strong sense of values and a deep love for her hometown. Lynda’s childhood was filled with laughter, adventure, and the simple joys of life in the heart of Maine.

Lynda’s life took a serendipitous turn when she met Douglas “Hubby” Worster while working at Penobscot Lake camps. Their chance encounter blossomed into a beautiful love story that culminated in their marriage on September 3, 1965. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and unwavering support for one another.

Community Involvement and Active Lifestyle

Lynda was a vibrant and active member of the Jackman community. She dedicated herself to numerous organizations and initiatives, including the Garden Club, the Red Hats, and a weekly Texas Hold’em group. Her passions extended beyond her community involvement, as she loved spending time with her family on camping trips to Attean Lake, fishing in the Moose River, and partridge hunting in the fall.

Lynda’s home was a gathering place for family and friends alike. She took great pride in hosting gatherings where loved ones could reconnect, share stories, and create lasting memories. Her infectious laughter and warm hospitality made her home a beacon of joy and love for all who entered.

A Legacy of Love and Family

Lynda and Douglas were blessed with two children, Douglas Jr. and Melany Gilboe. Her family was the center of her world, and she devoted herself to raising her children with unwavering love and support. Lynda’s bond with her grandchildren, Jasmine Worster, Evan Worster, Baylee Gilboe, and Austin Gilboe, was unbreakable, and she cherished every moment spent with them.

The loss of her husband, Douglas Sr., in 2005 was a profound one for Lynda, but she found solace in the love and support of her family and friends. She continued to live her life with grace and dignity, cherishing the memories they had created together.

Lynda is survived by her children, Douglas Jr. and Melany; her grandchildren, Jasmine, Evan, Baylee, and Austin; her great-granddaughters, Aspen and Leah; her brothers, Earl “Jerry” Rancourt and Allen Rancourt; her in-laws, Edward Worster, Beverly Suntum, Mary Ann Bentley, and Andrea Worster; and a countless number of loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Celebration of Life

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Faustina Church of St. Anthony’s Parish in Jackman on Saturday, August 3, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

In Memoriam

Lynda Ann (Rancourt) Worster will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and the entire Jackman community. Her unwavering spirit, infectious laughter, and unwavering dedication to her loved ones will forever be remembered. May her memory continue to inspire and bring joy to all who knew her.


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