Philip 'Virgil' Bourgoine Jr.

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Philip 'Virgil' Bourgoine Jr.

July 12, 1963 - January 18, 2019

Newport - Philip "Virgil" Bourgoine Jr., 55, passed away quietly in the early morning hours of January 18, 2019 at his Newport home, where he and his wife Cindy have lived for 35 years. Peacefully giving up the battle of congestive heart failure, he slipped from our arms into God's arms. The 16 year old struggle was over, and the peace that shown upon his face was proof enough for his family, that in fact it was time.
He was born July 12, 1963 in Dexter, a son of Philip Virgil and Clarice (Dunton) Bourgoine, Sr. He had been employed as an over the road truck driver, heavy equipment operator, mechanic and a manager at a recycling facility, which fueled a fire for him to start his own business someday. In 2001, he was involved in starting a tire disposal and shredding business that is still in existence today and is one of his proudest endeavors, after his daughter and son, of course.
Virgil was well known for his kind, giving spirit and the patience of Job. Being consumed with health issues at an early age, you never heard him complain. He kept going, even if he had to alter the way he did things right up till the end. He was also known for having a video camera in his hand or close by so he could capture everything his family did on tape. Cindy, Becca and Mathew have buckets of footage and have found it very comforting to watch.
Virgil's biggest enjoyment in his life was his family. They worked hard together and played hard together. Fishing, hunting and snowmobiling filled his time when he wasn't with his daughter at a horse show or with his son at the race track. He traveled New England with his family to these events and created many memories and friends that will continue with Cindy, Becca and Mathew.
He is survived by his wife Cindy (Scannell) Bourgoine; daughter Becca Renee and husband Ian Buzanoski, all of Newport; son Mathew Virgil and wife Brittany (Furge) Bourgoine of Stetson; brother John Bourgoine of Corinna; nephew, Jason and wife Chrissy Bourgoine and their daughter, Paige of Newport; best bud, Dwayne Furge of Levant; plus many other friends and family. He has gone to heaven to see his parents; son, Coty; brother, Kevin; and good friend and mentor Thayne Eastman.
A celebration of Virgil's life will be held at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, on Wednesday, January 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 U. S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Those who wish may leave written tributes at


Dad, you have held on and always fought the good fight
And even though it breaks our hearts you are now gone out of sight.
We have a peace in knowing you have gone to heaven before us, to build a place
For us to spend eternity with you in a very special and loving space.
Cheers, to all our memories here on earth
And for all the lessons you have taught us.
We will carry them in our hearts forever.
We will also fight the good fight and will Never Ever Quit. Never.
Your love and presence will always be felt.
And even with the cards you were dealt
You made the most of every day you had.
A daughter and a son couldn't have asked for a better dad.
In loving memory of an incredible husband, father and friend
Published on January 23, 2019
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Michelle Hartley Wainer
Jan 25, 2019
Although I have not seen Virgil for many, many years, I remember him well and always liked him. I have a photo of him with Glen Gray and Timmy Parker in June 1977 at Corinna Junior High. Sorry for your loss of a super-nice person.
Jan 25, 2019
Losing a loved one is never easy. But God assures us that soon our tears of pain and sorrow will turn to tears of joy and "death will be no more." May that encouraging promise bring you a measure of comfort. (Revelation 21:3, 4)
Jan 24, 2019
I used to work at the same recycling facility as Virgil did so many years ago. I remember him being a genuine and friendly guy. Always pleasant to talk to and had a warm smile. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.
Jean O'Brien Corkran
Jan 24, 2019
So sorry for your loss
Michele Marden
Jan 23, 2019
Jay and I are so sad to hear that Virgil has passed. We have many wonderful memories of all of you, having spent many days together at the kart track watching Steve and Matt race. Virgil was a wonderful man.
Bill & Mary Kay Santoro
Jan 23, 2019
Cindy, Becca and Mathew, we are so very sorry for the loss of your husband and dad. Virgil never ceased to entertain us in the hayfields.
He was a businessman through and through, but his biggest accomplishment in life was his children. Deeply loved, you all thrived under his encouragement and devotion. Know that his love for you is unending. You gave him the best show he could ever have.
Kimberly Sawtelle
Jan 23, 2019
Cindy, I am so very sorry to learn about Junior's passing. I'm glad the two of you found each other and were able to spend so many happy years together. May you find comfort in your happiest memories. As painful as this time of transition is for you and the kids, know that Junior's spirit is always with you.
Willie Furge
Jan 23, 2019
So glad I had the privilege of knowing & being a friend to Virgil! He truly was one of the kindest "big hearted' man i ever met. He was a giant among men. My only regret is that i wish we had got to know him years ago. Virgil always believed in doing things in a "big way" ! We will surely miss the you "big guy"! To Cindy & family, we are praying that the God of all comfort will uphold you all through this most difficult time. Love, Willie & Bunny
Elmer and Jeanne Sawtelle
Jan 23, 2019
Dear Cindy, We are so sorry to Hear about "Jr." We have many memories of him. The last time we saw him, he was sitting in our kitchen, telling stories about the children. He was so proud of them. If they have bulldozers in Heaven, "Jr" and Thayne are making hills.