FORT KENT – Reynold Dubois Sr., 81, died March 22, 2013, in Bangor. He was born May 9, 1931, in Fort Kent, to Joseph and Emily Voisine Dubois.
Reynold served in the Army with the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War. Shortly after returning from Korea in 1954, he married the love of his life, Rita Grenier. Reynold became a barber and cut hair in his own shop on Main Street in Fort Kent for many years. He was proud to say he cut the hair of many generations of Fort Kent people. Reynold was a lifetime member of Fort Kent Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Council No. 1934. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking and made many beautiful things for his children: hope chests, frames, cribbage boards and remarkable furniture. He loved animals, especially his beloved dogs, Peter, Princess and Pitou. He had a fabulous sense of humor, loved teasing, and was happiest when he was surrounded by family. Like many in the Dubois family, he was an avid card player and liked to gloat a bit about winning, much to the dismay of his opponents. He loved fishing at Square and Cross lakes, and all of his children have incredible fishing stories to tell because of it. Most of all, he was a humble, kind, generous and selfless man. He enjoyed years vacationing in his favorite place, Old Orchard Beach. However, there was no place in the world that could compare to Fort Kent. In Fort Kent, the people were nicer, more polite, more friendly, more everything … It is only fitting that Reynold would want to return to Fort Kent to be buried.
Reynold is survived by his wife, Rita Grenier Dubois, who lives at Phillips-Strickland House, Bangor; and four children, Lisa Colburn and her husband, Steven Colburn, of Orono, Reynold Dubois Jr. and his wife, Annmarie Dubois, of Bangor, Nina Theriault and her husband, David Theriault, of Packington, Quebec, and Marie Dubois and her love, Alan Kuniholm, of Portland; 11 grandchildren, Erik Myers and his wife, Sarah Ficke, of Durham, N.C., Angela Brewer and her husband, John Brewer, of Topsham, Serena Dubois and her boyfriend, Jerome Kirkland, of Atlanta, Alissa Lalime and her husband, Tyler Lalime, of Portland, Shannon Dubois of Bangor, Aimee Dubois of Daytona Beach, Fla., Uriah Theriault of Brooklyn, N.Y., Romeo Theriault of Honolulu, Myra Theriault of Portland, Ore., Ryan Orton of Bangor, and Nina Hall and her husband, Alan Hall, of Hermon; and one great-grandchild, Gabriel Theriault of Honolulu. He is also survived by his dearly beloved sister, Jeannette Michaud; and his brother, Richard Dubois and his wife, Rinette Dubois, all of Fort Kent. The family thanks all of the staff at Phillips-Strickland House, Bangor, for the love, support and respect they provided to our dad during the last two difficult years of his life. Thank you to Dr. Penny Lamhut for her expertise and genuine concern in the care of our dad. Thank you to St. Joseph Home Health and Hospice for their support during this difficult time.
Friends and family are welcome to visit 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 31, and 9-11 a.m. Monday, April 1, at Daigle Funeral Home, 14 East Main St., Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial with full fourth degree honors will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Spring burial will be held Tuesday, May 7, in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Reynold’s memory to Phillips-Strickland House, 21 Boyd St., Bangor, ME 04401.