EASTBROOK, APACHE JUN-CTION, Ariz., and MACHIAS Maxine (Sinclair) Lakin passed away March 12, 2008, in Eastbrook, after a brief illness. Maxine was born Feb. 13, 1933, in Machias, to Reginald and Kathryn (Magee) Sinclair. As a child, she lived in Queens, N.Y., where her father worked for the immigration service. In 1947 the family returned to Machias and in 1951, she graduated from Machias High School. During her school years she developed her singing talents, was in several beauty pageants in Maine and in Atlantic Canada, and acquired her love of travel. Singing remained a big part of her life to the end, as well as her many trips to Arizona, California, Mexico and England, spending six months in Arizona and six months in Eastbrook. Maxine was a member and past worthy matron of Irene Chapter No. 97 Order of the Eastern Star. She worked at First National stores, Hannaford’s and other local stores in Ellsworth. Her biggest joy in life was her family and the special times at the pond, watching the children grow. Our “Christmas in July, the 4th,” was always a big celebration when the family and their friends came with food from everywhere and for lobsters and strawberry short cake. “Grams” door was always open to her grandchildren and their friends. She was also known as “Gram with the cowbell and horn” at the softball games. Maxine is survived by her loving husband and best friend, Bob, who was always there for her; their children, George Harmon and wife, Kathryn, of Orrington, Kathy Crane and husband, David, of Lamoine; her very special granddaughters, Tracie Crane and fianc?, George Moon, of Hancock and Kimberly Crane of Hancock; two grandsons, Heath and Aaron Harmon of York, Va., her very special great-grand-son, Tyler M. Moon; three sisters, Norma Ramsdell and companion, Perley, of Machias, Connie Drongowski of Machias and Shirlie Rollman and husband, Ralph, of Show Low, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Louise Sinclair of Lincoln; as well as many nieces and nephews in Maine and across the country. Also very special friends, Don and Ruth Larsen of Wisconsin, Charles and Faythe Harmon of Jonesport; and very special “friend and mother,” Mary Franklin of Ellsworth. “I loved you all.” Maxine was predeceased by her parents; sister, Marjorie; brother, Dale Sinclair; and loving son, Master Sgt. Roger Harmon. A graveside service will be announced at a later date. Donations in Maxine’s memory may be made to Shriner’s Children Hospital, P.O. Box 735, Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.