PRESQUE ISLE – Llewelyn H. Kidney, “Lew,” age 80, died Dec. 6, 2013, at the Presque Isle nursing home. Lew was born in Washburn, lived in Connecticut and Eagle Lake.
Lew had an accomplished work career. He started driving truck at 16 years old, was a proud business owner as an arborist in Connecticut and Maine and farmed potatoes before making his way to Eagle Lake where he resided with his wife, Arlene Sirois Kidney of 30 plus years. He was known for his sense of humor and stories. His later years he was known as the “Apple Man” selling apples out of his Dodge pickup from Presque Isle to Fort Kent.
Lew was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Francis Stoddard Kidney; wife, Audrey Duchesneau Kidney; three sons, Shawn, Lew, and Timothy Kidney; and a sister, Lynette Kidney Johnson. He is survived by five children, Kevin Kidney of Webster, Fla., April and her husband, Stephen Kenney, of Mapleton, Kelly Granville and her fiancé, Mark Blackman, of Springfield, Mass., Lee and her husband, Mike Doody, of Woodland, and Julian and his wife, Karen Kidney, of Fort Kent. Lew also has nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Castle Hill Advent Christian Church. Friends are invited for calling hours held 1 p.m. until the time of services and a celebration lunch will follow. Please send donations to Castle Hill Advent Church, 323 Turner Road, Castle Hill, ME 04757.