FORT KENT – Edmund J. Potvin, 93, died Dec. 14, 2008, at a Fort Kent health care facility. He was born Sept. 17, 1915, in Fort Kent, the son of Cyprien and Odile (Saucier) Potvin. Edmund was a lifelong resident of Fort Kent. In his early years, he worked in the woods, then served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and then joined the military and served in the U.S. Army from 1937 to 1939. After the Army, he worked as a foreman for several farmers, Mr. White, Frank Shaw and Valshings for 23 years, and his last six years for MacDonalds in Madawaska. He devoted 17 years to taking care of his beloved wife, Flavie. He is survived by his five children, Vernon Potvin and his wife, Mona, of Fort Kent, Herby Potvin and his wife, Susan, of Wintersville, Ohio, Joey Potvin and his wife, Denise, of St. John Plantation, Yvette Daigle and her husband, Richard, of Soldier Pond and Betty Bosse and her husband, Gaston, of East Haven, Conn.; one brother, Alex Potvin and his wife, Rita, of Waterville; 23 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Flavie (Deschaine) Potvin in 2003; one son, Yvon Potvin; three sisters, Rose, Yvonne and Adelaide; and two brothers, Felix and Gerard. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday and 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Daigle & Nadeau Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial with full military honors will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Soldier Pond. Burial will be May 11, 2009. Those who wish may donate in his memory to a charity of their choice.
EDMUND J. POTVIN
Posted Dec. 17, 2008, at 6:41 p.m.