AUGUSTA ? Flossie A. Panek, 70, of Cony Road, Augusta, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe was born in Chelsea, April 11, 1931, the daughter of Thomas H. and Adelia (St. Hilaire) Magee. \r\r\n\r\r\nFlossie attended the Chelsea school and was employed at Togus Veterans Administration, where she was honored as employee of the year in 1992. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe is survived by her dedicated husband of 51 years, Alexander J. Panek, of Augusta; one loving daughter, Catherine Morrison, and her companion, Pat Boudreau, both of Chelsea; one cherished granddaughter, Shannon Tyler, and her new husband, Jon, of Augusta; two sisters, Ella Nedik, of Chelsea, and Evelyn Lemar, of South Gardiner; many wonderful nieces and nephews; her Downcast extended family, Douglas, Dana, Kelley, Gigi and little Douglas Johnson; and 'her special' Charles Morrison, of Chelsea. \r\r\n\r\r\nFlossie was predeceased by a daughter, Dawna Taylor, on Feb. 15, 2000, and six brothers, Raymond, Alton, Fred, Cecil, Leo and Henry. \r\r\n\r\r\nFlossie touched so many people's lives, she seemed to simply appear and help. Whom or when she helped didn't matter; she gave straight from the heart. Her role of mother and grandmother did not stop with her own family, it spilled over to anyone wherever she was. The number of lives she truly touched can never be measured. She was an avid volunteer, wherever and whenever needed. She loved gardening, entertaining and volunteering (she usually spent more time volunteering than gardening). \r\r\n\r\r\nFlossie had a way of recognizing the true gifts of life in life's simple pleasures and reflected that to all fortunate enough to have known and loved her. \r\r\n\r\r\nRelatives and friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 8, at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church St., Augusta. A celebration of her life will be held at 9:30 a.m., Friday, November 9, at the Kennebec Valley Assembly of God, Hallowell Road, Chelsea with the Rev. Raymond Anderson officiating. \r\r\nBurial will be at the Chelsea Height Cemetery. \r\r\n\r\r\nThe family suggests that those who wish may make memorials in Flossie's memory to the American Cancer Society, Maine Division, 52 Federal St., Brunswick 04011. \r\r\n\r\r\nIrish Journey Blessing: 'May the road rise up to meet you, the wind be always at your back and may God keep you in the palm of his hand until we meet again.' \r\r\n\r\r\nShe will be remembered by the following, 'Count your age by friends, not years; count your life by smiles, not tears.'