Leslie A. Steeves

Jan 08, 2021

Camden — On Dec. 28, 2020, Leslie “Porker” Allen Steeves passed away peacefully and comfortably at his residence, Bella Point in Camden.

Born in Rockland April 7, 1945, Leslie “Porker” was the son of Charles Steeves and Edna R. Lathrop-Steeves. From a young age, Porker learned hard work created success, after working for Rockland Ford as a mechanic for over 30 years.

Leslie, also known as “Porker,” worked out of the garage of a longtime friend, Raymond Robinson, also helping work on his dump trucks.

In 1984, Leslie was set up on a blind date, where he met Elaine Edith Gamage. Soon after their first encounter they would find each other sitting on Porker's dirty work bench in his garage, making sure he always wiped her seat off before she sat down. Four years later, in 1988, Leslie Steeves and Elaine Gamage became husband and wife.

After buying property, Leslie and Elaine’s “American Dream” happened! They finally where able to open their own businesses, a garage for Leslie with the name that rightfully suited him, “Porker’s Garage,” and a hair salon for Elaine named “Hair Dynamics,” which she successfully ran.

Leslie was known to be seen in his red truck with the signature pig on the side, which usually resulted in one of his “mechanic road calls.” This also meant a stop at Kaler's Corner Store to get his coffee and scratch tickets, making sure to always catch up with the store crew, seeing what the new gossip was around town.

Leslie wouldn’t only stop at Kaler's. One of Porker's favorite spots was meeting the guys at McDonald's, sharing gossip and cracking jokes over coffee. Leslie supplied the world with his sense of humor, even when he had to face life-changing events, like most recently this past year, when he moved into Bella Point Camden.

Leslie was a man of the Lord and would always praise “the good man above,” stating how much he has done for him.

On Dec. 21, 2020, Leslie's health took a turn for the worse from what he thought was the unimaginable to the now reality he had to face. Though Leslie's health declined quickly, he was still the funny, spirited “Porker” we all grew to love! Porker will be missed by so many, from family to caregivers and others from the community who knew Mr. Steeves.

Leslie Allen Steeves was predeceased by his parents, along with 17 of 23 siblings; his wife, Elaine Gamage Steeves, who passed in 2005; and two grandchildren, Derek and Nicole.

Leslie Allen Steeves is survived by his sons, Fredrick Steeves and companion Lindsay of Portland and Dale and Michelle Adkins of Thomaston, and daughter Renee Adkins of Warren; siblings Alaide Hopper of Minnesota, Priscilla Lundevall of Rockland and Ruth Knight of Florida; three sisters-in-law, Judith Steeves and Carla Steeves, both of Rockland, and Nancy Steeves of Vassalboro; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date for close family and friends when Porker's resting place is more accessible. Memories and condolences may be shared at directcremationofmaine.com.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: James Clinton Leach | Jan 13, 2021 17:48

If you never met Porker you missed a true Character, always a smile ...... So long , God Bless

Posted by: Daniel Purdy | Jan 08, 2021 15:38

I knew Porker and some of his family for a long time. He was a good man and someone good to talk to. Rest in Peace, my friend.

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