ORLAND - Austin Wayne Ashmore, 18, passed away suddenly on April 25, 2016. He was born on May 6, 1997 in Blue Hill the son of Joshua W. Ashmore and Janice (Lawless) Dean.
Austin was known as a loving, an old soul, and a young man who loved gardening, fishing, spending time in his kayak and writing poetry. He enjoyed working with computers and working with his hands to build things. He had a love and passion for photography. Austin loved to cook and this left a lasting impression on those he met. Austin was an avid animal enthusiast especially that of exotic birds. He invented chicken and duck clothes for his animals. He was a fan of Lady Gaga.
Austin is survived by his parents, Joshua W. Ashmore and partner Pam Sinclair of Brooklin, Janice Deans and husband Brooks of Orrington; grandparents, Bruce W. Ashmore and partner Jody of Verona Island, Onna Allen and husband Paul of Verona Island; great-grandfather, Dick Wilson of Orono; five siblings, Jackson, Aiden, Brittany, Brice and Kalie Deans; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Donations in Austin's memory may be made to the Bucksport Humane Society P.O. Box X Bucksport, Maine 04416
A graveside service will be held Saturday April 30, 2016 at 10:00am at Riverview Cemetery with Pastor Peter Remick officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services. (mitchelltweedie-young.com)