PASSADUMKEAG – Charles Roger Tourtillotte, 92, husband of Gertrude (Walker) Tourtillotte, passed away Sept. 27, 2013, at a Bangor health care facility. He was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Enfield, the son of Charles and Beulah (Tourtillotte) Tourtillotte.
Roger and Gertrude were snowbirds, spending many winters in Florida and enjoyed traveling around. He built his own home and was very proud of that accomplishment. Roger was active in the community, being a member of the Passadumkeag Grange, and serving on the board of both the Community Center and the Historical Society. He was a great stepfather to Gertrude’s children. The family would like to express their appreciation to Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the love and compassion shown to their father.
In addition to his wife of 67 years, Gertrude, he is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Tourtillotte of Juneau, Alaska; a grandson, Christian Peters and his wife, Tara; great-grandson, Troy; great-granddaughters, Maraiya and Ashlee; great-grandson, Cole; four stepchildren, Larry Evans and Jean Barrows, Robert and Joan Evans, Kathy and Earl Squiers, and Patricia Cole and Robert Provencher; a sister, Lois and Jessie Goss; a brother, Shirley Tourtillotte; a sister-in-law, Becky Engstrom; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an older brother, Leon Tourtillotte; and a grandson, Troy Nason.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Gould’s Ridge Cemetery, with the Rev. Michele St. Cyr officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate in his memory to Passadumkag Historical Society, care of Calvin Innes, 210 Gould’s Ridge Road, Passadumkeag, ME 04475. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.