Calais & Largo, FL – Barbara Ann Maenhout, 74, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Barbara was born in St. Stephen, NB on November 17, 1942, daughter of the late Ralph and Elva (Clement) McLean.
After graduating from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1961, she worked for JJ Newberry in Calais until she married her love, Robert “Bob” Maenhout, on June 15, 1962. Since Bob was in the U.S. Navy, they lived in Brunswick and Newport, RI. Upon his discharge, they returned to Calais where Barbara worked as a Tinter for Harvey Studios. When their children started school, she became a Librarian Assistant for Washington County Vocational Technical Institute, retiring as Head Librarian with 28 years of service. Once retired, Barbara took a more active roll in assisting her husband and son in the family business, Maenhout Monuments. She was a member of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Calais and enjoyed gardening, wintering in Largo, FL, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and William Hornbrook. Surviving are her loving husband of 54 years, Robert Maenhout; two children, Kirk Maenhout and wife Susan of Alexander, and Kerry Edwards and husband Allen of Calais; six grandchildren, Valerie Guinn of Warner Robins, GA, Jennifer Love and husband Josh of Massena, NY, Jonathan Edwards of Carmel, Ashley Wilcox and husband Tim of Hermon, Brittney Lafavor and husband Jerry of Tampa, FL, and Jake Randall of Milford; eight great-grandchildren, Wesley, Cameron, Nathan, Braelynn, Landon, Brynn, Brady and Jeryson; three sisters, Norma McLean of Calais, Linda Shreve and husband Mike of Nova Scotia, and Jean Bacon of Old Town; brother-in-law Larry Maenhout and wife Brenda of Ontario; many nieces and nephews; and her many dear friends on Steamboat Street.
A special thanks to her loving caregiver, Freda McIver of Lambert Lake, and the many hospice workers who went above and beyond in caring for Barbara.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Calais Cemetery. Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090, or Down East Hospice, 24 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.