FORT KENT and ST. FRANCIS – Lewellyn E. Ouellette, 82, died peacefully Feb. 11, 2009, at a Fort Kent health care facility. He was born Aug. 17, 1926, in St. Francis, son of Albert and Omerielle (Jandreau) Ouellette. “Lew,” as he preferred to be called, was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. His favorite hobby was trapping, but in the later years, he enjoyed bird watching on a daily basis. Lewellyn worked in the logging industry for most of his life. He started cutting wood at the age of 13, with his father, prior to going the Army. After the Army, he worked for Stowell & McGregor Mill Co. for several years prior to a 27-year career as a scaler for Seven Islands Woods Co. He then worked as a maintenance man for Pleasant Valley Apartments until he became ill five years ago. He was also a parishioner and altar server for St. Charles Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Asiatic Pacific Campaign in World War II. Lewellyn was a member of American Legion of St. Francis and VFW Lozier O’Grady Post No. 9609 of Fort Kent. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Edith (Caron) Ouellette; four children, Carlene and her husband, Mike Dumond, of Fort Kent, Darrell Ouellette of New Sweden, Carla and her husband, Gary Thibodeau, of St. Francis, and Jamey and his wife, Judy Ouellette, of Fort Kent; nine grandchildren, Becky Daigle, Ryan Dumond, Corey Thibodeau, Aaron Dumond, Nicholas Thibodeau, Jennifer, Danielle, Jonathan, and Mathew Ouellette; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Leodore Ouellette and his wife, Mary, of Fort Kent; one sister, Valerie Dumais of Rockville, Conn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Daigle & Nadeau Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial with full military honors will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Catholic Church, St. Francis. Spring burial will be held May 12 at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Those who wish may donate in Lewellyn’s memory to St. John Catholic Church Historical Fund, 26 East Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
LEWELLYN E. OUELLETTE
Posted Feb. 12, 2009, at 7:42 p.m.