Kenneth's Story

VENICE, FLA. - Kenneth Richard "Dick" Trenholm passed on to eternal life on March 31, 2015, at his home in Venice, Florida after a sudden illness. Dick was born in Bangor, Maine to Walter and Verna "Banty" Trenholm.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ida Mae Trenholm in 2011.

He is survived by his sisters, Kaye Kinner of Greenville, Maine and Pinkie, and her husband, Tony, of Greenville; his children, Ken and his wife, Judi Trenholm, David and his wife, Elsa Trenholm, Jay and his wife, Susan Trenholm, and Linda Trenholm and partner, Dennis Gears; grandchildren, Daniel and wife, Jocelyn Trenholm, Jason and wife, Grace Trenholm, Hope Trenholm, Jay Trenholm II, Blake Trenholm, Chelsea Trenholm, Hunter Cartwright, Wyatt Cartwright and Georgia Cartwright; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Calleigh, and Laceigh Trenholm. Dick also leaves behind brother-in-laws, Trug and wife, Ilene, and Charlie and his wife, Orice, and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by special friend, Rose Martin of Venice, Florida.

He graduated from Bangor High School and the University of Maine in Orono. He married "Babe" and they built their home in Prospect Harbor where he worked for the family business, Stinson Canning Co., "peddling fish". Mom and Dad retired to Venice, Florida and Camden, Maine.

Dad approached life with organized determination, living it to the fullest. Up until two months ago he was playing 18 holes of golf three times a week, riding his motorcycle every Sunday, and building chairs in his shop for his great grandchildren. Besides being with his family, his greatest joy in life came from time spent with his fishing, skiing, motorcycle and golfing buddies. He built a ski camp for his family near Big Squaw Mountain, Greenville, Maine in the 1960's and he took many a ski trip "out west" and in Europe with his friends; he was able to ski into his 70's. He was an avid motorcyclist and rode with his "gang" on excursions throughout the country. He loved to fish and used his camp on Moosehead Lake in Rockwood as the base for trips into the woods. Many a nice trout, hand of cribbage and glass of bourbon were had with his buddies and son, Jay, during these times and when Dad and Jay were not fishing they were strategizing about the next secret fishing spot. He was passionate about golf and played regularly with his group at his home course at Waterford in Venice and with his family in Maine.

Dad told everyone that he had the best family ever and that is because he was the best and he will remain alive in our hearts.

A spring service in Maine will be announced at a later date. Donations in Dick's honor may be made by sending a check to: H.O.M.E., P.O. Box 10, Orland, ME. 04472. Please put "in memory of K.R. Trenholm" in the check memo.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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