FORT KENT – Drew Isaac Dubois passed peacefully Jan. 17, 2014, in the arms of his family. He was born Jan. 9, 2014, and went to meet Jesus only eight days later. No matter how short his time on earth, Drew left a powerful mark on all who met him.
Drew was the son of Justin and Michelle Dubois of Fort Kent. He is also survived by his big sister, Ella, who is three years old; his Mem, Karen Ouellette of Fort Kent; his Papa and Mimi, Dave and Patricia Dubois of Fort Kent; his auntie, Nicole and uncle, Derrick of Bar Harbor; his auntie, Danielle and special friend, Travis, of Wilmington, N.C.; great-grandmother, Stella Ouellette of Frenchville; and great-grandfather and great-grandmother, Albe and Rachel Dubois of Madawaska. He is also survived by many great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Drew was predeceased by his Papa, Norman “Bim” Ouellette; his great-grandfather, Normand “Bee” Ouellette; great-grandparents, Donald and Doris Quigley; great-grandparents, Hercules and Jeanette Levesque; and great-grandmother, Therese Dubois.
However short Drew’s life was, he changed the hearts of many. In his short journey, he brought so many to their knees in heartfelt prayer. It is those prayers that sustain his family today. Throughout Drew’s journey, family praised God for his precious life and allowed Him to lead their path. The family reminds those who felt overcome with prayers for Drew to continue in that prayer filled life. While it might not be for Drew, find something and seek God in it. Prayer is powerful.
Drew had amazing strength and power. He underwent more tests, more needles, had more blood drawn and more medical hands touch him than most do in a lifetime. Through it all, the little trooper won the hearts of many. The family owes tremendous gratitude to the medical teams that cared for Drew- from the NMMC staff to the EMMC staff and finally the team at Boston Children’s.
A celebration of life will take place 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Family and friends may make donations to Northern Maine Medical Center OB Unit, 194 E. Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743; or St. John Vianney Parish, 26 E. Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743.