David's Story

On, what I can only assume was a beautiful, crisp day, in the dead of winter, my father, David Arthur LeRoy McVicar, joined the adventure of life on February 15.1948. He was welcomed into this world by his parents, Arthur and Beatrice McVicar, in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick. An only child, he would not suffer this distinction for long. He was soon joined by Patti, Freddie, Gerri, Hughie, Debbie, Mary, Jackie, Bessie, and finally, Cindy.

Then, 22 years into this adventure, he met someone to share it with for the next 45 years, Elizabeth Mae Hunnewell. Apparently feeling this adventure was lacking a little...adventure, they brought David Arthur LeRoy McVicar Jr. into this world, and four years later, much to Jrs chagrin, Shawn Patrick McVicar (that would be me). Still not satisfied, they welcomed into their family Robert Gaudet, Jason Gaudet, Tommy Moore, Jack Hill, Sam Henderson, and many other special children that needed a loving home for however long they needed.

Not content to merely live this adventure, my dad filled it to the brim with whatever he could find. He held many offices, including Grand Chancellor for the State of Maine, in the Knights of Pythias, was a member of the Dramatic Order of the Knights of Khorassan, became a Scout Leader (and, as a boy himself, earned the rank of Queen Scout, the Canadian equivalent of Eagle), acted as Lieutenant for the Alexander Volunteer Fire Dept., became a first responder and served as a member of the L.E.P.C., and was President of the Washington County Firemens Association.

Despite all of the people and experiences keeping him here, on July 12th, 2016, David Arthur LeRoy McVicar Sr. left us to join his parents, sister Cindy, and granddaughter Khristin McVicar, on a new adventure. And while his wife, sons, siblings, daughter Michelle, grandchildren Amethyst, Kyle, Kayla, Ashleigh, and Willow, great-grandchildren Gabriel and Sophia, and many, many, many friends, including lifelong friend Wes Anthony, must continue this adventure, it is much less of an adventure without him in it.

For anyone who wishes to celebrate the life of this amazing human being, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 2:00 pm at the Alexander Elementary School. A memorial mass will also be held at the St. George Catholic Church in St. George, NB on Monday July 25 at 2:00 pm (Atlantic time). In his memory, donations can be made to the Alexander Crawford Scholarship Fund C/O Rhonda Oakes 1332 Airline Road Alexander, Maine 04694,or the Alexander Fire/ First Responders , 50 Cooper Road. Alexander, Maine 04694.
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