Percy's Story

BUCKS HARBOR - Percy E. Urquhart Sr., 80, of Bucks Harbor (Machiasport), died peacefully at his son's home in Machiasport, on May 24, 2015, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Urquhart was born on May 8, 1935, in Jonesport, Maine, to Albertina and Hallie Urquhart. He was a lifelong lobster fisherman in Bucks Harbor, and was employed for 15 years as a construction worker as a member of Laborer's Local 1377. Mr. Urquhart enjoyed hunting and trapping, watching wildlife programs and the Boston Red Sox, loved spending time with his cat, "Tigger", and looking out his kitchen window at the fishing boats moored in his beloved Bucks Harbor.

Mr. Urquhart is survived by his wife, best friend and soul mate of 62 years, Sandra Jean (Sprague) Urquhart; a son, Percy "Perty" Urquhart Jr., of Machiasport; and a daughter, Nola (Urquhart) Sylvain and her husband, Paul Sylvain, of Euless, Texas.

He is also survived by grandsons Patrick Sylvain, of Machiasport, and Thomas Sylvain, of Machias; great-grandchildren Tyler and Madison Sylvain, of Cutler, and Justin and Jordan Sylvain of Old Town; sisters Francis Kilton of Jonesport, and Albertina "Tina" Ryan, of Addison; one brother-in-law, Lerory "Sammy" Sprague Jr. and his wife, Patricia Sprague, of Bucks Harbor; sisters-in-law, Ramona "Mona" Gatcomb. of East Machias, and Sally Alley and her husband, Milton Alley, of Winterport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, three sisters, and an infant daughter, Jolene Urquhart.

At Mr. Urquhart's request, no viewing or services will be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory and name to the organization or charity of the donor's choice.
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