Ruth E. Slowik, 82

CHEBEAGUE ISLAND - Ruth E. Slowik, 82, a lifelong resident of 39 South Shore Drive, died August 8, 2004 at Island Commons on Chebeague Island following a brief illness.

She was born in Portland, a daughter of Cecil and Nettie Doughty Mansfield. Mrs. Slowik attended school of Chebeague Island and graduated from Chebeague Island High School.

She was a former trustee of the Chebeague Island Hall, currently known as the Chebeague Island Community Center. She was an avid bingo and card player. She also enjoyed dancing and for many years enjoyed doing needlework and knitting. She will be remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother.

She was predeceased by her husband, John E. Slowik Jr., in 1986; and a daughter, Helen L. Slowik in 1997.

She is survived by a son, Stephen E. Slowik and his wife, Christine of Hudson; a daughter, Dianne M. Brewer and her husband, Hartley of Chebeague Island; two granddaughters, Sally L. Brewer and her husband, Keith of Cumberland, and Pamela A. Brewer and her husband, Rich of Chebeague Island; and also by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held from 6-8 p.m., on Friday at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday at Chebeague United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Chebeague Island Cemetery. The Chebeague Island Ferry departs Cousins Island at 8:15 a.m., and departs Chebeague Island at 12 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Island Commons

Littlefield Ave.

Chebeague Island, Maine 04017