Theodore J. Hedstrom

Mar 01, 2021
Theodore Hedstrom

Camden — Theodore John Hedstrom, 14, beloved son, brother and friend passed away at 1 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in a house fire.

Theodore was born March 17, 2006, in Rockport. From the very start, Theodore was the gentlest of souls. He was so affectionate to his family, friends and everyone in his life, always with a kind word, a gentle touch or an understanding smile and look. People were drawn to Theodore because of this. He was a model of how to live life for all of us, even his elders. Theodore was wise beyond his years.

Theodore loved animals, and animals sensed his gentle nature. All the family pets were drawn to him; Even snakes and turtles Theodore caught in the wild were quickly calm with him.

Theodore loved hockey, baseball, golf, fishing, and playing cards with his brothers and sister. He was a great teammate and friend. He was the first to welcome a new teammate or classmate to make them feel comfortable, in his own quiet and confident way.

Theodore was a favorite brother to all his siblings. There is no greater testament to his kindness than the fact that those who were closest to him all loved him the most.

Theodore will be missed and mourned for the rest of our lives.

He was predeceased by grandfathers, H. Dexter Hedstrom, and Phillip Connors. Surviving are his parents, Thomas A. Hedstrom and Carrie F. Connors; grandmothers, Kathleen Hedstrom, and Kathleen Connors; brothers, Connor, Brady, Cameron and Nicolas, and sister, Pearl; aunts and uncles, John and Nancy Smoley, Joanna and Steve Suomi, Chris and Holly Hedstrom, Mike and Meghan Hedstrom, Kate and Chris Orbon, Jill and Cory Schneider; and a special great-aunt, Mary Terese Schelble.

There will be a “drive-in” celebration of his life at noon, Saturday, March 6 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum parking lot.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Camden.

Memorial gifts may be made to:

Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston Burn Care Unit

Donate online at Please include the email address so the family may be notified.

Donations can also be made by calling 844-739-0849, or mail in the donation. The address is: Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886

Five Town Babe Ruth

For donations, call 701-1455or email

Maine Coast Storm Hockey or send a check with "In memory of Theo Hedstrom" directly to: Maine Coast Storm, PO Box 1166, Rockport, ME  04846

Five Town Little League

Website with “donate” link:  Please include a note in the webform: “In memory of Theo.”

Facebook page, for information::

Contact: Rick Thackeray, President, Board of Directors


Description: FTLL provides opportunities for children ages 5-12 living in the towns of Appleton, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, and Rockport to play organized baseball, softball, and tee ball while building the values of good sportsmanship and good citizenship.

Camden Hills Regional High School Golf Team

Camden Rockport Middle School Golf Team

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