EAGLE LAKE - Lucien Dube, 82, A great lover of life and laughter passed away December 26, 2014 at a Fort Kent Health Care Facility. He was born on November 30, 1932, the eldest of Rene and Vina (Ouellette) Dube's thirteen children. From a young age, Lucien was a hard worker, hauling wood, picking potatoes, and eventually starting his own trucking business.
In the spring, when he couldn't run his trucks, he worked night and day at his "sugar camp" making Dube's Pure Maple Products.
Before raising his family, He enlisted with the US Marines. He served in the Korean War as "Sargent of Arms" including a world tour aboard the USS Tarawa. He reflects fondly upon this time as a Marine often saying "Once a Marine, Always a Marine." Lucien continued to support his Military comrades as a member of American Legion Post 176 and the VFW Lozier O'Grady Post 9609.
He thoroughly enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing, gardening, the great outdoors and sharing stories and jokes with family and friends. Lucien will be known for his infectious laughter that could be heard in any crowded room.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Doris "Lamarre" Dube; his children & their families, Lucy, Lorraine & Bob, Lester & Wendy, Elaine & George Holden, and the youngest Bruce; his siblings and their families, Emily Saucier, Patrick Dube, Al' Dube, Mary Ann Raymond, Jude Dube, Roland Dube, Bernadette Gamblin, Gloria Lento and Tony Dube; his grandchildren, Christina, Angela, Kim, Megan & Stephanie Dube, Samantha, Rebecca & Levi Holden; great grandchildren, Devon, Zoe, Robbie, Mckayla, and Brady with two more precious great grandsons soon to be born.
He was predeceased by his brothers, James, Rene and Jean Louis; one grandson baby, George Holden. May he watch over us, guiding us; that we may continue to find humor in our lives, to laugh, love and enjoy life!
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 to 10:30 am. Tuesday December 30th at the Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial with full military honors will be celebrated 11 am Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Eagle Lake, Spring burial will be held in the parish cemetery. In Lucien's memory those who wish may donate to the Maine Parkinson Society, 359 Perry Rd, Bangor ME 04401.