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CARIBOU – Maynard L. Bouchard, 62, a well-known area potato farmer, died April 17, 2005, at Caribou, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 1, 1943, at Presque Isle, the son of Lionel and Isabelle (Guerrette) Bouchard. He was a graduate of the Caribou High School, Class of 1960. Maynard was involved in growing potatoes for many years in the Caribou area with his two brothers, Darrell and Galen and also with his son, Rickey and nephew, Craig. Maynard’s most enjoyment was working the land to grow his potatoes, then to harvest them and then to pack and ship them. He loved working long hard hours on the farm and also loved working his land with his backhoe and dump truck. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather to his family and he always had a smile on his face and a sparkle in his eye when his grandchildren were with him, which was often. He spent everyday playing with them and enjoying them. He will live on in each of them. Maynard was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church; the Henry B. Pratt Post No. 15 American Legion and was also a member of the Caribou National Guard. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Janet Bouchard of South Thomaston, and Rickey and Danna Bouchard, of New Sweden; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Reggie Michaud of Carmel; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Darrell and Roselle Bouchard and Galen and Althea Bouchard all of Caribou, Wayne and Sandy Bouchard of New York, and Gary and Kim Bouchard of Florida; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Jan and Ken Shives, and Judy and Paul Casio, all of Maryland, Betty and Dale Morin of Caribou, Tina and Fred Newman of Florida, and Diane and Bob Bedard of New Hampshire; his grandchildren, who Maynard adored, Ashley and Jasmine Bouchard, Nicholas, Haley, Alex and Riley Bouchard, Wyatt and Owen Michaud; his mother-in-law, Ida McBreairty of Allagash; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Luwine Bouchard May 15, 2003; and by a sister, Susan Griffiths in 1996. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Fr. Thanh Hguyen, pastor, officiating in a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Maynard may do so through the Jefferson Cary Foundation, Specialty Clinics Pulmonary and Oncology, P.O. Box 89, Caribou, ME 04736-9902. Envelopes may also be obtained through the funeral home.

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