Lindsay Anne Withers

Some people are just born differently and after Lindsay came along they broke the mold. All who came to know her grew to love her. More than a week has passed since January 25th when our beloved Captain Lindsay Withers gained her wings. Family and friends have had a little time to grieve but the heartache remains deep and it’s real. However, we need to remember that grief is not what she would want from any of us. That beautiful face is smiling down on us from above and we all have to remember she’s in a better place now and the suffering remains only for those of us missing her. Individually, we may have lost a loving friend, sibling, child, partner, auntie or soul mate but we have all gained a guardian angel.

Beloved daughter of Christopher and Kimberly Withers, Lindsay blessed this world and all who knew her on her arrival June 6, 1986. Big sister to Heather, Taylor, Drew, David, Brenna and Raymond, she shared a passion for family that was unrivaled. She, along with her best friend Debbie, grew up in the Rehoboth-Seekonk area. Lindsay shared many loving times with her grandparents; William and Suzanne Withers, Donald and Rose Lamoureux, Rab and June Wetherell, her biological mother, Janice Williams of Georgia and god-parents Jim and Jane Carr.

Lindsay, like her father, had a desire to serve, so joining the fire service fit her ideally. Serving as a call firefighter for Rehoboth, Lindsay joined Rehoboth EMS, rapidly advancing through the ranks from EMT to paramedic in 2009, and continuing her career into private EMS to shift supervisor in 2014. She served many communities in Massachusetts, including Rehoboth, Dartmouth, Fall River and Worcester. 

A woman of many talents, she loved to paint, sew, bake, and tend her flowers and vegetable gardens, sharing these passions with all who were part of her life. 

On a beautiful May afternoon in 2013, Lindsay met Captain Shawn Tibbetts. Thus began a ten year adventure of love, laughter, growth and healing for both of them. Lindsay immediately fell in love with the offshore lifestyle, becoming an accomplished tuna fisherman and beloved guide. Like everything else she put her mind to, Lindsay was determined to be the best. She earned her USCG Master Captains license in 2018. The pair thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors together. From ice-out salmon fishing and bear camp in Maine, to fishing Florida’s nature coast, each season brought them new adventures. The two especially cherished their time on the water with Shawn’s father, Larry Tibbetts. 

Lindsay and Shawn were honored guests at the weddings of her brothers, Drew to Danielle and Taylor to Lisa. One of her greatest loves was being an auntie to her nephews Scott, Odin and Lachlan, with a bonus auntie to Teagan.

Our cherished Lindsay will be buried at sea in a private ceremony officiated by Reverend Abby Lynn Haskell. A private beachfront service will be held that afternoon to celebrate her life.

“‘There’s holes in the floor of Heaven,”And her tears are pouring down.
“That’s how you know she’s watching, “Wishing she could be here now.
“And sometimes if you’re lonely, “Just remember she can see.
“There’s holes in the floor of Heaven “she’s watching over you and me.”


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27 Condolences

  1. Cheryl Withers on February 3, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Our beloved Lindsay, may she rest in peace and swim with the fishes, will never be forgotten. Auntie loves you to the moon and back.

  2. Gloria Freeman on February 3, 2023 at 10:17 am

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with her loving family.

  3. Denise Rice on February 3, 2023 at 10:17 am

    She’s beautiful and so strong. Love you all ❤️

  4. Mrs. B on February 3, 2023 at 10:19 am

    May God bless all of you during this time of healing. Take comfort in your memories. She was an inspiration to all she met. Rest in Peace Lindsey. You will be missed. ❤️❤️

  5. Sam Nelson on February 3, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Lindsay was one of the best people and Paramedics I had the pleasure of being friends with. She was a firecracker and was always a blast to work alongside. My condolences to her family. Lindsay, you will be missed, love ya kid.

  6. April Foxworth on February 3, 2023 at 10:31 am

    It has been an honor to be a part of Shawn and Lindsay’s life from Florida through Pink Fishing. We have watched from a distance, as these two grew in sponsorships, charters and love. Our love and prayers are with the family. To Lindsay, Fair winds and following seas💕

  7. Holly Rutko on February 3, 2023 at 10:32 am

    What a beautiful and absolutely fitting tribute to such a one of a kind soul! It’s amazing all the people she touched in her too short time here. But that shows just how special she was. I will always be so very grateful that I was lucky enough to call her my friend. Miss you so very much Lindsay but I’m so blessed you are shining down on all of us. So so much love to your beautiful family 💔❤️🙏🏻

  8. Trina Bright(Bmore) on February 3, 2023 at 10:42 am

    My deepest Condolences go out to you Shawn and both the families. I met Lindsay 5years ago when I visited Maine vacationing made an instant connection great spirit 🫶🏾 R.I.P Lindsey❤🩷❤🩷❤🩷❤🩷❤🩷❤🩷❤🩷

  9. Mark michaud on February 3, 2023 at 10:47 am

    Shark fishing with you two are some of my best times. I am happy I got to share that with you and meet you both. What Lindsay and you did for PHWFF and myself that day was amazing and even more amazing is that we got to be in the presence of you two great souls. Thank you for a long lasting memory and know you and Lindsay touched the lives of so many individuals and really made a difference in many lives.

  10. Jess Scott on February 3, 2023 at 10:53 am

    Our memories will carry on forever. You will always carry that special place in my heart. Make sure you fly high and go to Iceland! I love you to the moon! I love you forever and always. Never goodbye but always see you later! ♥️😘💔 Love Jess

  11. Bourdeau Family on February 3, 2023 at 10:57 am

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful person. She will be deeply missed by many

  12. Melissa & Joe Wells on February 3, 2023 at 11:02 am

    You will be missed greatly in this community! Rest in Peace Lindsay!

  13. Vicki Lowe on February 3, 2023 at 11:40 am

    She touched so many lives. Our deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved her. Such a beautiful tribute and perfect farewell. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Paul Roy on February 3, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    My most sincere condolences…I will miss you and love you forever 💗

  15. Bill Moore, Project New Hope Inc. on February 3, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to Lindsay. May she rest in peace.

  16. Don Wasielewski on February 3, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Although we never met, the love in Shawn’s voice when he talked about you said it all about the kind of woman you were. I look forward to the day where we do finally meet. Until then, may the winds be at your back and the seas, calm. You, your family and friends will remain in my prayers.

  17. Joel Evans on February 3, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Peace and healing to all Lindsay’s family, friends and Shawn. I’m glad to have known her.

  18. P20 on February 3, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Lindsay was a realist and had a great sense of humor. She was one of my favorite partners on the ambulance and taught me many things that I used to help others. She is missed, but her effect on the world is still going.

  19. Robin Thayer on February 3, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    This is a beautiful tribute to a one of a kind, and a life well lived. My deepest sympathies to Shawn, as well as all of her family, friends and co-workers. She was a very special woman who will be deeply missed.

  20. Daryl Keyex on February 3, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Lindsay. I know and admire her Grandmother, Sue Withers. We have been praying for her and her family for quite some time. I feel like I know her. What a beautiful life well lived. Deepest sympathy.

  21. Nicole Reichner on February 3, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss; I’ve heard nothing but beautiful stories about your Lindsay from Tim and Jamie. What an immeasurable loss to the world and her family.

  22. Pam and Ray Choquette on February 3, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Words cannot express the depth of sadness and loss of my cherished friend and art sister Capt Lindsay. She will always be influential and inspiring my work as her voice will ever whisper in my thoughts. Till we meet in heaven my friend, oh what a day of rejoicing that will be!

  23. Betty Benoit on February 3, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    A beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. Lindsay you are missed by all who knew and loved you. In one way or another we all have memories of our time together. My first memory was from a Project New Hope retreat in Maine where I met Lindsay and Shawn when they took our group of Veteran Care Givers out for a ride on their boat. Was a wonderful day and memories to cherish. Sending deepest sympathy to Shawn and those she left behind. Rest in Peace dear friend.

  24. Andrew Lavoie on February 3, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Rest easy Lindsay. I will always remember the countless laughs and fun back in the old Response days, even some impromptu fishing on the shift. I hope you have some amazing fishing and perfect seas where you are. The world will be a lesser place without you.

  25. Donna B eyer on February 4, 2023 at 11:38 am

    I was in the parking lot at work one day in 2016 when I was enveloped in an enormous hug from a stranger “How are you? I’m Lindsay Withers” Somehow, she had found that we shared a fight, and just like that, I had a new sister. Lindsay. was a shining light to us all. I grieve for who have lost her. Lindsay’s fight is over. Ours will be harder for a time. Into the Dawn, my friend. I’ll see you there.

  26. Debra Enge on February 5, 2023 at 11:15 pm

    Chris, Kim and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss💔
    Lindsey was a shining star in so many lives, as the tributes written by friends and loved ones attest.
    All were blessed who knew Lindsey, and the void she’s left is wide and deep. May God give you strength to walk through this storm of grief🙏🙏🙏.
    Mark and Debbie Enge

  27. Norellen Palmer on February 7, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    I am honored to have been an auntie of our beautiful Lindsay . She had more courage than i ever thought of. RIP and fly high with the angels and swim forever in joy with the fishes. Will always miss and love you. Till we meet again Lindsay. 💜💙❤️

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