Hampden - Sienna White Probert, 17, daughter of Brian Probert and Sharyl White and student at Hampden Academy, died May 11, 2018 after two years of intense treatment for a rare pediatric cancer. Her indomitable spirit, optimism, and determination were an inspiration to all.
Sienna’s first love was music. A lovely high soprano, she was proud to have been twice selected to the Maine All-State Chorus, to have lettered in music her freshman year, and for her membership in the Tri-M music honor society. She enjoyed any choral or instrumental ensemble she could fit into her schedule, playing flute, piccolo, bass flute, and piano. Favorites included Chamber Singers, Jazz Combo and Pep Band. She also delighted in teaching flute to younger students.
She adored animals and loved her cats and dogs, reading, creative writing, anime, volleyball, table tennis, tubing, sledding, fishing, hunting, swimming, whitewater kayaking, and all forms of skiing. She rooted for UMaine Hockey and looked forward to board and card games with her family and friends. She had a passion for aviation and planned to obtain her small plane pilot’s license.
Sienna was recognizable for her beautiful smile and 6’1 stature. Mechanically inclined and fascinated by healthcare, she intended to become an innovative expert in the science of prosthetics. She was known for her wit, intelligence and assertiveness and we are positive had she lived she would have eventually been in high office or running her own company.
Sienna recently received the American Red Cross Hero Award for her efforts to encourage blood donation. She would want you to know how important blood donations were to her treatment and ask you to give blood to help others.
She is survived by her parents, Brian Probert and Sharyl White of Hampden, maternal grandparents, Paul and Maryann White of Hilton Head, SC, and paternal grandparents, Bruce Probert and Kendra Newcombe of Searsport, Uncle Brian and Aunt Margaret White and cousins, Alexa and Will of Palmer, MA, Uncle Aaron and Aunt Elizabeth White and cousins Tavish, Findlay and Saoirse of Tampa, FL, and Uncle Ed and Aunt Chris Hiney and cousins Megan and Jill of York. In addition to family she is survived by many, many wonderful friends. Sienna was predeceased by her Grammy, Joan Probert.
A celebration of Sienna’s life will be held at a future date. Should you wish to honor Sienna’s memory with a donation please consider the following amazing organizations that made a difference in her life: Hampden Academy Music Association, Grahamtastic, Make-A-Wish, EMMC Champion the Cure’s Team “Lady Sienna’s Imperial Demon Army”, and your local pet shelter. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com