We remember you:
Isabel Bécu Lindsay

1982 – 2004

This site is dedicated to the memory of my daughter Isabel, who was only with us for twenty-one years and a few months.

Steve Lindsay

Isabel Lindsay in 2000
Isabel in 2000

The Obituary, 2004

Isabel Bécu Lindsay died on Thursday, March 4, 2004 in Sitges, Spain, where she was struck by a train.

She was born at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine on October 2, 1982.

Isabel grew up in the town of St. George, Maine. She attended the St. George School and Georges Valley High School, which she graduated from in the year 2000.

In the fall of 2000, at age 17, she set off across the United States alone in search of life and adventure. She traveled around North America for the next two and a half years, visiting or staying in a number of places, including California, New Orleans, Oregon, Montreal, Wyoming, Arkansas, New York and Key West, Fla.

In the fall of 2003, she went to Europe to continue her travels. In December, inspired by the bicycle culture of Holland, she decided to ride a bicycle to Spain. Using a hand-me-down bike, she made it to Bilbao on December 27. From there, after a rest, she continued south on her bike to the Mediterranean coast — a total of about 1,200 miles.

Isabel was a photographer, a writer, a poet, a musician, a house painter and an explorer. She brought a spirit of adventure and a unique outlook with her wherever she went.

She is survived by her mother, Lise Becu of Tenants Harbor; her father and stepmother, Steve and Johanna Lindsay, also of Tenants Harbor; her older sister Odette Lindsay of Montreal; her stepbrother Zeb; her grandmother, Mary D. Lindsay of New York; her many aunts and uncles in Quebec and the United States; her nine cousins; and a long string of friends and admirers that zigzags across North America and Europe.

written by her father


How could youths better learn to live

than by at once trying the experiment of living?

Henry David Thoreau from "Walden" - a quote noted by Isabel and sent to home on a postcard


last updated March 5, 2016