- It is with great sadness the family of Elwood A. Tidd announces that he passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on December 26, 2016. Elwood, son of Allie and Jean (Brewer) Tidd, was born March 8, 1939, in Cary.
Elwood was a jack-of-all-trades and was known to lend a hand to anyone in need. After high school, he started working with the Gallop boys at Houlton Truck then onto Cole's Express as a delivery driver. He had many impressive accomplishments including his 20 years of skilled carpentry work, designing and building his family home in 1967, opening a Sno-Jet dealership in 1972 and building Tidd's Sport shop in 1978. He was also instrumental in the building of the Hodgdon Fire Station and Veteran's Memorial in 1993.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marie (Dinah) Tidd; his children Rick (Sandy), Jackie (Jim), Annette (Bobby) and Debby (John); 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; his brother, Francis, and sister, Arlene. He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Phillip, Bob, and Glen and his sister Geraldine. Elwood was a loving, hardworking man and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, December 30th, 2016, from 9-11 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will directly follow at 11 a.m. with Father Dave Raymond officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or the ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007. A spring interment will be at Hodgdon Cemetery. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit