PRESQUE ISLE and WASHBURN – Charles Herbert “Herb” Jardine, 99, died Sept. 25, 2009, at a Presque Isle health care facility. He was born Sept. 12, 1910, in Washburn, the son of Charles Henry and Margaret (Mooers) Jardine. Herb was a graduate of Washburn High School and attended Beals Business School. He farmed for many years on Jardine Brothers Farm, Washburn, with his brother, Jasper. He was well known for his sense of humor, his dry wit and his storytelling. He was a lifetime member of Lidstone Memorial United Methodist Church, Washburn, and Salmon Brook Historical Society. He held the Boston Post Cane for being the oldest person in Washburn. He and his wife of 64 years, Lois, loved to travel after their retirements. He is survived by his son, Charles and his wife, Lorraine Jardine, of Orrington; his daughter, Leah and her husband, Joe Tafolla, of Schertz, Texas; four grandchildren, Lori Tafolla, Mark Tafolla, Charles Jardine and Michelle Jardine; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Lois Abbie Staples Jardine; three brothers, William, Herman and Jasper; and four sisters, Eldora Jardine, Verna Sloat, Anne Grant and Autice Jardine. He had a very special caretaker, Laurie Fisher who brought him much love and care. A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Crouseville Cemetery with the Rev. Dorothy Matson, of Lidstone Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating. Those who wish may make donations to Lidstone Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 241, Washburn, ME 04786. Arrangements are in care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.
CHARLES HERBERT ‘HERB’ JARDINE
Posted Sept. 25, 2009, at 7:48 p.m.