Ed Webber

Ed’s obituary was just posted on the funeral home’s website (http://www.kincerfuneralhome.com/index.html)


Edward F. Webber

Scarborough-Edward Franklin Webber, 77, genealogist and historian, resident of Old Orchard Beach and Auburn, Maine, born June 26, 1935 in Worcester, Mass, son of Guy Stanwood Webber and Alberta Doris (Bolte) Webber, died on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine.

He graduated from North High School, Worcester, MA in 1954, from Worcester Jr. College in 1956 with an Associate of Arts degree, and from Gorham State Teachers College, Gorham, ME in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 1961 with a Master of Arts degree. From 1959 to 1989 he taught Social Studies in grades 7 and 8 in South Paris, ME. Ed joined the Kappa Delta Phi fraternity in 1957. In 1959 he was elected to its Executive Board where he served as National Secretary to the present. In 1988 he helped found its National Alumni Association and was a member ever since. He also received a Crow Award from Iota Chapter at Gorham State.

In 1981 he joined the Masons Village Lodge Number 26 in Bowdoinham, and later became a member of the National Village Lodge. He achieved the position of 32nd Degree Mason. From 1984 to the present Ed was a member of Electa Chapter Number 2 Order of the Eastern Star (OES) in Bowdoinham where he served as Warder for one year, Worthy Patron for six years, and Chaplain for sixteen years. He also served as Grand Chaplain in the state position for one year, and was the Grand Representative of Ohio for a two year period. He often visited other chapters serving pro tem as any officer they needed at their meeting.

Ed’s parents are deceased and he had no siblings, spouse, or children. He will be dearly missed by his cousins, OES sisters and brothers, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, and Masonic brothers. He was revered by countless numbers of individuals and his spirit will live on through all his good deeds and through all the lives he touched. REST IN PEACE, ED. YOU ARE LOVED AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Southern Maine Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, and the entire team at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their compassion and tender loving care. We appreciate all you did for Ed and our family. You are angels among us.

Per Ed’s request, donations to the ESTARL (Eastern Star Training Award for Religious Leaders) Scholarship Fund will be graciously accepted in lieu of flowers. Please contribute in memory of Ed and send to Corley Anne Byras, Secretary, 176 Litchfield St., Bowdoin, ME 04287.

Visiting hours are scheduled from 4 to 7PM on Sunday, November 11th at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held in the same location at 10:30 AM on Monday the 12th. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery in Bowdoinham, Maine.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Maine


RIP Ollie Olsson


Orville Hugh “Ollie” Olsson

TOGUS — Orville Hugh “Ollie” Olsson, 64, died Oct. 19, 2011, at VA Maine Healthcare System Togus hospice unit, after a very long, extended illness. He was born in Waterville on March 27, 1947, the son of the late Orville “Swede” and Mary “Mamie” (Canavan) Olsson.

Ollie worked for many years as an accountant and also owned Ollie’s Tavern in Augusta in the 1970s and Peter’s Little Big Store in the 1980’s. He was also a partner with his mother in Mamie Olsson’s Luncheonette and Olsson’s Catering Service. He retired at age 50 because of ill health from Agent Orange. At that time, his mother took ill, so he cared for her for the next six years. He was a devoted son to his mom and dad, and grandson to his “Gram,” Nina Canavan Patterson.

Ollie graduated from Waterville High School and had a bachelor of science degree in education from Thomas College. He served in the Marine Corps from 1966 to 1969, and was a combat sergeant in Dong Ha, Vietnam, 1968-1969, earning 11 ribbons and two meritorious masts. He was very proud of his service in the Marines and Vietnam.

Ollie served as the lone Republican councilman for the city of Waterville, 1985-1986 and was on the zoning board in the 1980s. Ollie was also a life member of the following organizations: Bourque-Lanigan Post 5, Waterville American Legion; VFW Post 1285 Waterville and 8835 Winslow; Disabled American Veterans; VFW Cooties; Third Marine Corp Division, 3rd Marine Corps (New England Chapter); Marine Corps League of Kennebec County; and the Waterville Elks 905. He also was a member of the American Legion for more than 40 years, and was a member of Kappa Delta Phi National Fraternity as well as the Parish of the Holy Spirit.

Ollie is survived by his beloved and devoted sister, whom he loved dearly, Joyce Olsson Pinkham, and her husband, Lloyd, of Brunswick and Venice, Fla.; his aunt and uncle, Robert “Spanky” and Marilyn Canavan; his three nieces, Ginger Goodwin of Sebago, Tammy O’Donnell and husband Doug of Cumberland, and Lori Bergeron and husband Mark of Saco; his great-nieces and nephews, Katie and husband Craig Twombly, Kerry and husband Greg Caron, Brenda O’Donnell, Olivia and Austin Goodwin, and Jacob, Holden and Nathaniel Bergeron.

Ollie also leaves behind good friends Ron Quirion, Dick Vashon, Gary Clukey, Joseph Bourgoin, Dan Berard and Brenda Bourassa, as well as many other close friends, and his love, his dog Angel.

He is happy now; he is with the Lord and the loves of his life, his mom and dad, his gram, and his pets, Moocher and Frisky.

His final wish was to be listed in the book at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., as a casualty of the Vietnam War because of illness caused by Agent Orange, which was not discovered until 1997.

Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. At 6 p.m., the American Legion will have a prayer service. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Notre Dame Church, Silver Street, Waterville. Burial with military honors will be at Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, 1 p.m., Oct. 26. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

Published in Morning Sentinel on October 22, 2011



Obituary for Shanon Post


Shanon H. Post

SIDNEY — Shanon H. Post, 34, of Sidney died Monday, July 5, 2010, as a result of a dirt bike accident.

He was born Feb. 22, 1976, in Skowhegan, the son of Harland and Lorraine Post. Shanon was educated at Athens Elementary School and Madison High School. In 1997, he joined Kappa Delta Phi fraternity at Thomas College, and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1998.

After graduating from Thomas, he started a property management company, Mid Maine Maintenance, supervising up to 150 units. After a rigorous interviewing process, he hired his wife to help him manage the business.

On Sept. 21, 2004, he married the love of his life, Kristin, in a beautiful seaside ceremony in Belfast. Cecil Jones, Shanon’s great-uncle, who married his parents almost 30 years prior, presided over the ceremony. The happy couple built their home and settled in Sidney. They became the proud parents of their first son, Ethan, in October 2008; and welcomed their second son, Ashton, into the world in May 2010.

Shanon was passionate about his family and friends and, in addition to being an avid golfer, loved motor sports. At an early age, he spent precious time with his Auntie Lorrie, who devoted her time and love to help support him. He also spent a great deal of his childhood with his paternal grandparents, Robert and Gloria Post, who helped develop his love for anything with an engine that went fast. This love later expanded to include whitewater rafting. As a true sportsman, he enjoyed bragging about taking his test in March, when ice still covered the river. He passed with flying colors, and rafting was added to the list of adventure sports that Shanon had mastered. It was through this outlet that he met Scott Hunt, one of his closest friends, who would later stand beside him as his best man at Shanon and Kristin’s wedding. His pastimes also allowed him to spend quality man-time with his “other spouses,” Ray Dobbins and Jason Quick. Chris Ireland, longtime devoted friend, also shared his love of dirt bikes and motorcycles, and was counted among his closest friends. Shanon truly cherished all of his friendships, and was always the first to offer the shirt off his back to anyone in need. His compassion and generosity were marks of his true character.

His lovely sister, Tonia, and grandmother, Gloria, predeceased Shanon.

He is survived by his loving parents, beautiful wife and children; his maternal grandmother, Sylvia Curtis, of Harmony; his maternal grandfather, Robert Fish, of New York; and numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.

Public visiting services will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 9, at Knowlton Hewins Roberts Funeral Homes, 1 Church St. in Augusta. The service will also be held at Knowlton Hewins Roberts Funeral Home, at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The committal will take place at 1 p.m. at Mount Rest Cemetery in Athens.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the attention of Kristin, Ethan or Ashton Post at Cport, 22 Western Ave., Augusta, ME 04330.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.khrfuneralhomes.com .

Published in Kennebec Journal on July 8, 2010


Rest in peace, Shanon Post


July 5

Sidney man killed in dirt bike accident

AUGUSTA — A Sidney man died tonight from injuries he sustained in a dirt bike accident.

Deborah Turcotte, spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said 34-year-old Shannon Post died at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.

Post had been operating a Kawasaki 250 dirt bike on an ATV trail off Scenic Drive West in Augusta when his bike collided with a tree. He was wearing a helmet, chest protector and waist protector at the time.

Two other bikers were riding with Post when the accident happened around 12:15 p.m. Monday. Post was transported to the hospital where he underwent treatment for hip, rib and other injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Maine Warden Service.