VEAZIE – Alex Quimby, 18, left us unexpectedly and much too soon, Nov. 16, 2009, while visiting with his father in Orlando, Fla. He was born Jan. 20, 1991, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, to Sherry (Ellis) Williams and David Quimby. Alex was a very special son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. He will forever leave an empty space in all the hearts that he has touched throughout his life. Alex attended John R. Graham School, Veazie, from kindergarten-eighth grade. At his eighth grade graduation, Alex received the Humanitarian Award for being such a kind person. He loved baseball and basketball. In eighth grade his team won the basketball championship, something Alex was extremely excited and happy about. Alex attended Brewer High School, where he played basketball and football. He went to Orono High School his senior year, where he graduated in 2009. While in school, Alex made many, many friends. Alex always wanted to hang out with his friends. It didn’t matter what day or what hour. His friends meant everything to him. Alex had a special place in his heart for his nanny. He loved her more than words can say. Not because she spoiled him rotten, which she did, but because she understood Alex and was always there for him no matter what the circumstances were. Alex loved his sister, Taylor and little brother, Nick very much. He would always say Nick was “crazy” and Taylor was “perfect.” Alex’s favorite sport was snowboarding. Flying down the mountain, free, jumping moguls like a crazy fool! He loved to wakeboard behind Papa’s boat with the wakeboard that he cherished because Uncle Ryan gave it to him. Alex is survived by his father, David Quimby of Bangor and Orlando, Fla.; his mother, Sherry Williams; stepfather, Mike Williams; his little sister, Taylor; little brother, Nick, all of Veazie; his nanny and papa, Ray and Sandy Lynch of Veazie; Uncle Ryan Lynch of Los Angeles; great-grandmother, Joyce Karp of Glenburn; Auntie Beth and her husband, Josh Cottrell and cousins, Sedona and Ali Cottrell; his Auntie Lisa Dorr and two cousins, Jacob and Lindsay Dorr, of Bangor; Uncle Wayne Quimby of Portland; several stepaunts, stepuncles and cousins, and many, many friends. He will also be missed by his dogs, Chipper, Pepper and Ruby. Alex was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Linda Quimby; paternal grandfather, John Quimby; and paternal stepgrandmother, Peggy Quimby. Alex will most certainly be overwhelmed with open arms and love when he arrives in heaven. Knowing Alex, he will most likely take his time getting there because he will be too busy listening to his well-loved rap music! Many of the lyrics were written by Alex, himself. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family 11 a.m-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a celebration of his life will begin 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert T. Carlson sharing stories about Alex’s life. Those who wish to remember Alex in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Veazie D.A.R.E. Program, attention Mark Leonard, 1084 Main St., Veazie, ME 04401 or Veazie Rec. Program, attention Rob Young, 1084 Main St., Veazie, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.