FORT KENT – Bertrand G. Raymond Sr., 78, died peacefully April 18, 2009, surrounded by his family at home. He was born Nov. 22, 1930, in Fort Kent, son of Alphonse and Modeste (Dumond) Raymond. Bertrand worked for Sylvio Martin and Don Martin farms for 30 years, and also worked as a heavy equipment operator for LeClair Construction. Bertrand had been an active third degree member in the Fort Kent Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed working with his hands on small machinery; one of his favorite pastimes was riding motorcycle. He will be remembered for his smile, and for being a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his special companion, Claudette Trembly of Fort Kent; three children, Bertrand Jr. and his wife, Myra, of Fort Kent, Normand and his wife, Violet, of Winthrop and Lorraine and her husband, Marvin Deschaine, of Fort Kent; five sisters, Isabelle Nadeau of Biddeford, Theresa Raymond of Canaan, Lucielle Raymond of Biddeford, Rena Adams of Madison and Cecile Theriault of Fort Kent; one brother, Augistin Raymond of Kenduskeag; 12 grandchildren, Angel, Robin, Daisey, Burt, Amy, Ryan, Sheila, Lauralee, Tara, Travis, Davis and Curtis; 10 great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Mitchelle, Natalie, Benjamin, Abby, Abe, Dawson, Kaden, Lexey and Aiden; nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Welda Raymond in 1978, he was predeceased by six brothers, Roger, Phill, Rene, Romeo, Albert and Roland; and one sister, Jeannette Dubois. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Daigle & Nadeau Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Committal services will be at the parish cemetery. In his memory, those who wish may donate to Edgar J. “Guy” Paradis Cancer Fund, 194 East Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.