CARMEL AND BREWER - Donald M. Heath Jr., 54, returned home to rejoin his heavenly Father and his only sibling to beat him in the race to heaven, John Heath. Donald was born November 21, 1960, in Island Falls.
Those who knew Don know he was the kind of man who would give you the shirt off his back. If you had a project that needed completing, he was always there. If you needed someone to talk to, he always lent an ear. He was wise beyond his years and had such a gentle way sharing his wisdom with others. Throughout life, Don faced many challenges and he faced each challenge with unwavering faith; faith that inspired those around him; faith that brought his loved ones peace in the darkest times; faith that the good Lord's plans for him were true and that each step he would see him through, until his time on Earth was complete and then off to the Heavens where he and his Heavenly Father would finally meet.
Don was a loyal husband to his wonderful wife, Irene (Qualey) Heath; dedicated father to two fine young men, Donald Robert Heath who is engaged to Christine Thoms, Lucas Heath who is married to Jacinda (Brake) Heath; a proud grandpa of three cherished grandchildren, Janaya, Anameca, and Keenan Heath; his parents, Donald and Doris (Blakely) Heath; a sister, Lisa Heath, a brother, Robert Heath, and scores of nieces and nephews who love him dearly. Donald Heath you will forever be alive in the hearts of all you touched.
Relatives and friends may call from 7-9 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 S. Main Street, Brewer. A Funeral Mass will be held 11 AM, Thursday, Oct. 1, at St. Paul the Apostle, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 768 Ohio Street, Bangor, followed by the Rite of Committal at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.