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George Basil Guy

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., and BREWER - George Basil Guy, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at his son Dylan's home in Brewer. He was born April 15, 1932, in Debec, N.B., Canada.

He was the son of the late Cecil H. and "Betty" Mary Elizabeth Millar Guy. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by Thelma, his wife of 56 years; a son, Daniel; three brothers; four sisters; and a daughter-in-law, Greggette.

George grew up in Littleton, the ninth of ten children, and graduated from Houlton High School. He married Thelma Ruth Smith of Houlton on Aug. 18, 1952. After serving 20 years in the U.S. Air Force where he made many lifelong friends, he and Thelma retired to Fort Fairfield, where they lived for 27 years before moving to Hendersonville, N.C. George found enjoyment in owning Trader George's in Westfield, where he bought and sold most anything.

George is survived by five sons, Dennis and his wife, Cathy, of Montgomery, Texas, Darrell and his wife, Mary, of Marietta, Ga., Dwayne and his wife, Barb, of Rockland, Dwight of Kent, Wash., and Dylan and his wife, Jean, of Brewer; and one daughter, Dedra Rogers and her husband, Jack, of Simpsonville, S.C. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and one on the way; many nieces and nephews; his brother, Holden of Barrie, Ontario, Canada; and his sister, Gwendoline Gallagher of Woodstock, N.B., Canada. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of life for George will take place at a later date followed by an interment with military honors at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Those who wish to remember George in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children, care of Anah Shrine Center, 586 Main St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.

Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 8, 2014
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