January 28, 1955 – January 31, 2020
Vassalboro - Pamela Kick Powning passed away peacefully at home with the loving care of family and husband David present on January 31, 2020 at 12:30 PM. Pamela was born 1/28/1955 to William P. Kick and Patricia O’Neill Kick of Waterville, ME. She attended local schools, making and keeping many true friends here through the years whose love and support she was blessed with to the end.
Pam broke loose to head west out of high school and worked variously as the housekeeper for the bassist for the Doors in Woodstock, NY, as a produce manager in a co-op in California, and attended The College of the Redwoods and Humbolt University before returning home to Waterville in 1977. Pamela then busied herself with self employment bookkeeping with skills she learned at her dad’s knee at The Kennebec Valley Industrial Bank at age 11. Taking her business degree at The University of Maine Augusta, founding ABC Accounting, leasing to run Squaw Mountain Ski Resort, working in hospital administration as the Vice President of Finance and at the NE Rehabilitation Hospital, reimbursement manager at Maine General and finally as the founder and CEO of Pinnacle IT, a software development company in Waterville in 1996. Pam was awarded the Mid Maine Chamber of Commerce Maine Business Person of the year in 2012 with the success of her creation and her considerable civic contributions to the Waterville Development Corp., Homeless Shelter, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Opera House Renovation and Colby College International Host Family Program.
Pamela met her husband David in 2014 on Match.com, retired her business in 2015, and married David in 2016, so kind and generous she is much beloved of the Powning tribe from New Brunswick, Canada to Maine, Florida, Nevada and California. Pamela was a gifted water colorist, played guitar and piano and was an avid contra and ball room dancer. Fearless in business, the world was no more a challenge: zip lining in Costa Rica, paragliding in Utah, skiing the Alps, mycological forays in Mexico, cruising the Carribean, ball room dancing in Hong Kong, touring Europe and her favorite Greece. This extraordinary woman, who so generously touched the lives of so many, will be much missed.
Pamela is survived by her husband, David, her mother Patricia Kick of Waterville, sisters Catherine Langlais of Winslow, Shelley Kick of Waterville and Kimberly Kick of Augusta; niece Amanda Garay and family of Winslow and nephews Aidan and Christian Connelly and John Williams all from far away.
She is predeceased by her father William P. Kick and nephews Christopher Langlais and Matthew Alun Williams.
Visiting hours will be held at Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street in Waterville on Friday February 28, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday February 29, 2020 at Notre Dame Church in Waterville at 11:00 AM. Following the Service a reception will be held at the church hall. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby Street, Waterville ME 04901
You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Pamela’s guestbook at: www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home
8 Elm St
Mass of Christian Burial
Notre Dame Catholic Church
Greta Garvey Cohen
February 26, 2020
Pam was a wonderfully warm, kind, and giving woman. She was someone special to my husband, Fallon, and myself. My husband went to work with Pam years ago at Pinnacle IT. Over the years their professional relationship evolved. She became Fallon’s mentor. She successfully assisted in taming his fast-paced rate of speech, (which no one previously could accomplish). She provided the positive feedback that built confidence in my husband’s professional capabilities. My husband looked forward to driving to Waterville once a week to the office. We enjoyed dressing up and going to Slate’s for the company party. Fallon fondly remembers walks to Barrel’s and Jorgensen’s, as Pam shared her delight for the town of Waterville.
When the company closed, Pam kept Fallon on to help close out the company. We had the opportunity to visit Pam’s beautiful home. As we look around our own home, we have beautiful hand painted cards that were created by Pam. We have beautiful journals she gifted us. The car I drive was Pinnacle’s company car, I have named her Rory, and I have been grateful for this reliable vehicle every day. We had the pleasure of having Pam and David present at our engagement party, and our Wedding, in Vermont in August 2017, at an Alpaca farm in Vermont. It was wonderful to watch her dance, which was one of her great delights in this life. She was the only person from work that Fallon or I invited to our wedding. She was more than an employer to me and my husband. She gave my husband an opportunity that no one else had up until that point. I don’t say this lightly when I say my husband and I would not be where we are in our life today without Pam’s love, support, and belief in my husband’s capabilities. Her smile was radiant, her sense of style was immaculate, and her heart was pure and giving. We hold David and all of Pam’s family and friends close to our hearts during this difficult time.
With Love, Fallon and Greta Cohen
Mia Brinkler Farrin
February 24, 2020
My condolences to all extended family and friends. I did not know Pamela, but I wish I had, she sounds like such an amazing person. I used to babysit for David’s children, a few years back, and know him from the community here in Lincoln County. I had heard he was remarried and very happy. I am glad you two were able to connect. I just wish you had more time together, as everyone probably does. Love to you David during this extremely difficult time and love to all who loved Pamela.
Mia Brinkler Farrin
February 11, 2020
Pam You were our Sunshine, our only Sunshine
you made everyone HAPPY when our skies were gray
You always knew how much we LOVED you
Although you were taken away from us way to soon
when we See the Sun shining in the sky we all will know it is you shining down on us, protecting us and sending us the love you always had for everyone.
You were my best friend, my partner in crime when we went on our adventures early on when I first met you. I will never know why God took you away from us so soon but, I do know this...….You will never be forgotten. I will always think of you and most of all the memories we made together will be with me forever. Im sorry I never got the chance to say goodbye so I will say UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN . To David and all the family my thoughts and prayer got out to you all. Words from Pam she told me one day when we had our long talks. David you were the love of her life she cherished you an she thanks you for taking great care of her. To mom Pam said you were the best mom there was and for that she thanks you. To her sisters, she loved each and everyone of you and wants to all to get rid of your differences and be closer to one another because you never know when life ends and you don't want to have any regrets. Love each other like sisters are suppose to, Again this is the words that Pamela told me to pass on. I miss you my friend there is a big whole is my heart
February 9, 2020
I was saddened to hear of Pam’s passing. My father and I send our warmest thoughts to Pat, Shelley, Kim and Cathy and David. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
Jill MacLean. (Rines)
February 8, 2020
So sorry to hear about Pam. Condolences to her family.
February 8, 2020
My love and prayers to David, Pat and family. Pam was my classmate. , my friend and my neighbor growing up not far from each other. A few years ago my husband and I were in Caribou visiting family and staying at a bed-and-breakfast. I came downstairs in the morning to have breakfast and there was Pam and her soon-to-be husband, David. We sat and ate breakfast and reminisced about our younger days. Speaking for myself and Waterville High School Class of 73 She will be missed.💜🙏
February 7, 2020
Pam was a very special woman who will be remembered well by all who knew her. She was extraordinary and very giving and kind. When we were young kids in elementary school, Pam was always freindly and kind to everyone. She became a gracious successful and humble young woman and she never forgot her connections and her friends back at home regardless of where she resided. My thoughts and positive wishes go out to her family. I wish I could be in Waterville to attend the memorail service but I will not be here; yet, I will be there in spirit. Pam was lucky to have met her and had her final years with the love of her life as well as with her family. Hugs to all of you, Julie
February 7, 2020
Sorry to hear of Pam's passing. Condolences to her family.
February 7, 2020
I am so very sad to hear about Pam's passing. She was an amazing and accomplished woman -- a role model to every little girl in Maine who wonders how high she can fly!
February 7, 2020
So sad to hear of Pam’s passing. Our condolences to all of her family and loved ones.