BUXTON – Linda Lee Tweedie, age 77, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 24, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family and a beautiful friend.
She was born in Old Town, Maine on November 5, 1942, a daughter of the late France E. (Dunn) Miller.
On June 10, 1959 she married her long-time love of 60 years Clarence Tweedie fondly known as “Tweed”, by Mum.
Dad said the first time he met her that he knew he was going to marry her. Dad nicknamed her Peewee because of her small stature. A nickname that stuck with her for the rest of her life. She loved being called that. Mum would always sign her cards to Dad “love lump.” Only the two of them will know the true meaning of this term of endearment.
Mum loved to make everyone around her happy. She was a very selfless soul always putting others first. That is what brought her great happiness. Bringing a smile to someone else’s face was her reward. She did so many sweet things for others. You could be a perfect stranger and she would still leave a print on your heart. She always made everyone feel like they were the one and only. Her undivided attention would make the person feel so special.
She was always there to lend an open ear and to share her words of wisdom with anyone who needed it. Mum loved the Lord with all her heart and would always find the perfect scripture that seemed to always make things better. One would never leave a conversation with her and not feel a hundred percent better!
Throughout her life she has touched many people with her loving caring ways. Everyone has always said I love your Mum, she’s the best! And without bias, we totally agree!!
One cannot even count how many people that have considered her to be like a Mum to them. She was honored to take on that role. She took that title very seriously! She has even been asked by other Moms if she would stand in for them. She gladly accepted because she felt that she has enough love to go around.
She was fiercely dedicated to her husband, children and grandchildren. They were her world! Her everything! She could not stress that enough!!
Her entire life was dedicated to her family and making sure that it was tight-knit and close. Having family gatherings meant a lot to Mum. She always encouraged everyone to keep the bond going that she created. This family bond is her legacy. It meant a lot to her!
One of her loves was cooking and baking. It would bring her great happiness to put on a huge spread for her family, by herself, singlehandedly. Everybody remembers “Mrs. Tweedie’s box of Christmas goodies “and looked forwarded to being on the recipient list of such deliciousness! Ohhhh she knew that she was good!! It brought her a great sense of pride. One of her famous dishes was her spaghetti and meatballs. She would laugh when we would take pictures and taunt others from afar that we were having Grammas famous meatballs. Her fudge and whoopie-pies were the talk of the town.
Mum was a very talented lady. All her life she has had a love for music, song writing and poetry. She raised her children and grandchildren with a strong love for it as well. When she was a small child, she made her first record. Years later she became a professional country music singer known by none other than Linda Lee. She went on to cut a record that was played on the local radio stations. Initially the record was to be about what was going on in this world. It was titled “That old unemployment line”. The flipside of this record was a song about her life as a child, “Mommy where are you”. This song touched many and went on to be the more memorable of the 2 songs. She even had her own record label Lin-Tweed Records /Lucky Lindy Music. Everyone loved her voice, especially her children. Mum took her talent and volunteered to sing for older folks at nursing homes to bring great joy into their lives. They sang along with her gleefully. That touched her heart.
Mum had a great love for her God and spent a great portion of her life going to church. She knew so much about the bible that she could pull a verse off the top of her head that would heal your heart immediately. Her love for God was unmeasurable. Mum did not have a fear of dying because God spoke with her and told her that her work on earth was not done. She said “when he wants to call me home then he will”. She often spoke of the streets of gold and how she could then see the people that she loved that passed before her. She’s with them now and looking down upon us all.
She is greatly missed by her beloved husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and by all who knew her.
We love you to the moon and back Mumma!! (and yes, we can hear your say” I loved your first!” and I love you more)
Linda is predeceased by her youngest daughter- Amy Lynn Tweedie; and brothers- John Cram, and George LeBlanc.
She is survived by her husband- Clarence “Tweed” Tweedie; children- Kelly Osborne of South Portland, Kristie Gordon of Canada, Karmen Maynard of Buxton, Todd Tweedie of Hollis, and Kathryn Eastman of Scarborough; siblings- Elwin LeBlanc, Eleen Bard, Russell LaBlanc, Cheryl Dalphonse, and Andrew Miller; 15 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 4-6 PM with a service to follow at 6 PM at the Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel, 498 Long Plains Road (Rt. 22) in Buxton. Burial will be in the spring at South Buxton Cemetery.