SEARSMONT – Kenneth D. Lavoie, 56, passed away Feb. 19, 2010, surrounded by his family at his home. Ken was born Oct. 31, 1953, in Caswell, the son of Alphonse and Adelia (Ouellette) Lavoie. Ken was an ardent patriot and student of American history. His interest in politics was legendary, and a source of comment among family and friends. He and Jody recently completed a trip to his mecca in the west – The Ronald Reagan Library. He was a master electrician and a skilled troubleshooter of intricate electrical components. For 10 years he was co-owner of a large construction firm. Later, as a mill manager for Pleasant River Lumber Co., he envisioned and incorporated a multimillion-dollar upgrade bringing in state-of-the-art forest products manufacturing technology. At the time of his death, he was back in the construction industry he loved. Ken will be sadly missed and is survived by his childhood sweetheart of 33 years, Jody (Ward) Lavoie; his beloved children, Jessica Snyder and her husband, Todd, of Hope and Laurie Merrill and her husband, Derrick, of Dover-Foxcroft; and grandchildren, Joshua, Emily, Samantha, Leah and Tyler. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one brother, Roger Lavoie and his wife, Nancy, of Standish; three sisters, Marcelle Lavoie of Manchester, Conn., Lynne Lavoie and her husband, Maxwell McCormack, of Unity and Lisa Lavoie of Caribou; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father; two brothers, Maurice and Raymond; and one sister, Sylvie. Friends are invited to call 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home, 11 Clover St., Caribou, where a celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22. Those wishing to remember Ken in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care & Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.lancastermorgan.com.