John B. Foster Sr.

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John B. Foster Sr.

February 18, 1929 - December 04, 2018

Fort Fairfield John B. Foster Sr., 89, husband of Natalie M. (Rideout) Foster, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, December 4, 2018, at a Caribou healthcare facility. He was born February 18, 1929, in Fort Fairfield, the son Kenneth S. and Marion H. (Haines) Foster. He attended Fort Fairfield schools and was married to Natalie M. Rideout on June 14, 1950.
John enjoyed a 35 year career with the state of Maine as a seed potato inspector, retiring as supervisor. He had been a member of the Fort Fairfield St. Paul's Episcopal Church for many years. He was also a member of the former Fort Fairfield Frontier Masonic Lodge, the Anah Temple Shrine, the Anah Temple Shrine Band, and the Maine State Employees Association. He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth S. Foster; his mother, Marion H. (Haines) Foster Conant; one daughter, Rev. Beth Ann Findlen; one brother, Neal Foster. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Natalie Foster of Fort Fairfield; two sons, Dan Foster and his companion, Darlene, of the Villages, FL, John B. Foster Jr. and his wife, Beth Pfeiffer, of Southwest Harbor; four grandchildren, Richard Foster of North Carolina, Sarah Roy and her husband, Michael, of Winterport, Matthew Findlen and his companion, Angie, of Miami, FL, Prof. Joshua Foster and his wife, Shannon, of Appleton, WI; three great-grandchildren, Alexander and Emma Roy, and Rhone Foster; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 170 Main Street, Fort Fairfield, where a memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Kevin Kinsey officiating. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held at the church following the service. Spring interment will take place at the Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Foster to the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Organ Fund, c/o Gloria Towle, P.O. Box 737, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742. Envelopes will be available at the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. Online condolences may be expressed at
Published on December 5, 2018
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Jay & Susie Burkette
Dec 12, 2018
Rest in peace Mr. Foster until we all meet in glory one day. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
BETTE and Dick Peterson
Dec 08, 2018
That good man ,a keen observer of everything and everyone around him, and your dear Father is gone and we send our condolences to you and your Dear mother . May
Peace and memories be yours to keep . Xxoi
David and Dianne Dill
Dec 07, 2018
Dear Natalie, Dan and John,

All of you know how much I loved my cousin John and along with you will miss him greatly. I have so many wonderful memories of visiting the farm and spending time doing some of the chores with he and Neal...too many to recount here. He was always so positive when we would talk and we both enjoyed them a lot. He had a good life with a wonderful loving wife and children. He will be missed by so many, but never forgotten.

Our love to all of you at this most difficult time.

David and Dianne Dill
Nancy Richardson Magee
Dec 06, 2018
Dear Nat, Dan and Johnny,

We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. The years pass to quickly but we have fond memories of the family ski trips to Canada and the laughter and friendship shared.

Our thoughts and condolences are with all of you at this difficult time.

Nancy, John and Jill Richardson
Alison Yada
Dec 06, 2018
What a lovely, gentle and kind person John Senior was. Last conversation with him was an excited one (me, that is!) about Katahdin area potatoes. Me talking about making hash browns. He just smiling. Poignant moment for me. My condolences, prayers and love to the family.
Beth Bolster O'Connell
Dec 06, 2018
To the family, how lucky you were to have such a wonderful father. He was a big part of my childhood always seeing him Sunday morning at St. Paul's. So Sorry to hear of his passing and may he Rest In Peace.
Anne Conant
Dec 06, 2018
Nat Dan & John
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
He was a wonderful man and we were truly blessed to have known him..
Ginny and Bob White
Dec 06, 2018
Dear Natalie, Dan, and John, Jr., and Family,

We grieve with you as you mourn the loss of husband and father, grandfather, and friend. He was always a role model of kindness for us. I loved watching him with Natalie, to whom he was clearly devoted. We also live in the assurance that John is in heaven now, resting in the arms of our Savior. God bless and keep you all through the present sorrow in the wake of his passing. Bob and I will miss him. We will also keep him in our hearts forever.

Love, Ginny
lynne christensen gilbert
Dec 06, 2018
My Dearest Aunt Nat and family. I am so so very sorry. My most sincere sympathies to all. Lynne
Beth Pfeiffer
Dec 06, 2018
I feel blessed to have known Papa John. A kinder, gentler, more thoughtful human being did not exist. I met him in 2015, shortly after John and I did, and I immediately saw the apple did not fall from the tree. How fortunate I am to be a part of this family.
Cam Hayward
Dec 05, 2018
So sorry to read about John’s passing. He was such a dear man. Nat, you and the family are in my prayers.
Debbie and Steve Bird
Dec 05, 2018
We are so sad to lose this wonderful friend. We send love and condolences to the whole family.