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In Loving Memory...
Peter M. Cyr, of Durham, Maine, passed away peacefully in his sleep unexpectedly from a heart attack, and was found on February 21, 2017 in his bed, with a book next to him. Peter, born on October 31, 1964, in Bath, Maine, to Lynda L. "Deering" and Camille M. Cyr, of Brunswick, Maine, was a private person, but enjoyed his regular get togethers with his friends and family. Peter was a beloved big Brother to his sister, Cheri "Cheryl Cyr, Ashland" Collins of Brunswick, Maine, and her daughter, his niece Hope Lynn Ashland-Brown, and Mia Lynn Brown, his Grand Niece, alongside his nephew-in-law, Dakota Brown. Peter recently enjoyed spending time with his Mother at the 'slot' machines in Oxford, Maine, and time with his Dad over the years with various home oriented projects and family functions. Peter had delighted himself with coin collecting for his niece, nephew-in-law, and Grand niece.
Peter felt a kindred-ship to his Brother-in-law, Scott Collins, of Brunswick, enjoyed his step-niece Eden Collins, and step-nephew Scottie Collins, and felt connected to his many close life-long friends including Peter Footer of Lewiston, Rick Wolfe of Topsham, Shane Moeykens, Andy Heir, Jim Goldsberry, Steve Gaudreau, Al & Mary Leeman, Charlie & Angelena Hehn, Jon & Ellen Clinesmith Carr, Gary & Amber Grenier, as well as Peter's first wife, Nicole "Joy" Walker and her husband, Seth Walker, and so many other friends from high school, and friends on oil rigs, and ships, all over the world.
Peter loved time with his extended Cyr family of his Uncle Roland & Betsy Bicknell Cyr, of VA, their children, his cousins Erik & his wife-to-be Erin Cyr, and Owen Cyr, as well as his other Uncle, Jerry Cyr and his long-time mate, Barbara Roth, of Turner, ME, and his son, Steven Cyr, his Stepchildren Christine Harvey - Worcester, her husband and children, and Patrick Harvey with his wife and children. Peter inherited his sense of humor from his Uncle Jerry, and a love of education from his Uncle Roland. He inherited his love of family from his Dad, Camille, the elder of Cyr men, and hands down, did anything for his family that he could possibly do, to help out.
Peter enjoyed many Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations at cousin Marjorie "Margie Black" & Duane Helmbolt's home, in Brunswick, including with their daughter, Haley Helmbolt, and her boyfriend Mike of Wyoming. Pete enjoyed surprising Margie and Duane with varied dinner guests from all over the world during those gatherings. Joseph "Joey" and Joy "Pippy" Black, of Damariscotta, cousins, enjoyed many fun times of playing pool, and reminiscing of family times.
Pre-deceased by maternal Aunt, Anita L. "Deering" Black, and her husband, Edgar "Joe" Black of Bath, Uncle Harry Deering, Jr., Bath, and maternal Grandparents, Harry & Mary "Holbrook" Deering, of Bath, as well as paternal Grandparents, Camille & Yvonne "LaJoie" Cyr of Augusta, as well as Great Aunt Ruth "Holbrook" Valley, of Bath, ME, and Great Aunt Doris "Holbrook" Dunton, of Boothbay Harbor, ME, as well as cousin Ruth "Ruthie" Constant of Boston, MA, and cousin Robbie Brey of Boothbay Harbor, ME.
Peter leaves behind many many cousins, including Dawn "Dunton, Brey" and Jim Murphy, William, "Billy" Brey" and his wife Mary, Cyndee "Brey" Sandvill and her husband Mike, as well as Carl Murphy, Lori Murphy, and Dan Murphy, and many young cousin children from those family members.
Peter loved all things mariner, from the legacy of the Deering Shipbuilding ancestory, and not only owned boats, but worked on them as a boat mechanic locally as a young adult. He attended Maine Maritime Academy, in Castine, to receive his Bachelor's Degree in 3 years, for his 4 year degree, as an adult. He worked on oil rigs around the world, including the infamous Deepwater Horizon, where he was a Chief Mate, but became the Captain of his own rig starting with Discover Enterprise, and with many other oil rigs, and ships, all over the world. He enjoyed travelling to Asia especially, but loved working with people of all backgrounds, and only expected of his crew what he would do himself. A fair boss, and more than fair in his personal life, he was very generous with everyone that he came into contact with, and with a personality that wanted to make things better for everyone involved.
Peter loved to tease his sister, Cheri, about their opposing political beliefs, and was excited to attend the then-President-Elect Trump's rally in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and was very happy to tease his sister at any time, especially on social media, about the elected President. He enjoyed a lot of varied activities, including a personal business venture with his sister, writing & promoting for a wrestling group, coin collecting for his family, and himself, as well as enjoying time watching movies, reading relentlessly, chatting with friends, and spending time with those whom he loved. He also enjoyed writing Facebook posts using the title "I went out to get some smokes..." Referring to his outings surrounding Durham, Maines' store "The Get and Go" and adding experiences thereof.
Peter was the kind of Brother, and best friend, that let his sister and her ex-husband and daughter (niece) live in a rental unit he owned/lived in, as well as helping out later on with his sister and niece. A true and faithful Brother and Uncle, and Friend, always. Peter even befriended life-long friends of Cheri to keep an eye on his sister, and had friends' of his keeping an eye on his sister, throughout the years. Peter was also lucky to have our parents' friends that looked in our us both throughout the years.
He had spent a lot of life in a short time, of 52 years, with travelling for work, but will always be remembered as the faithful family member, and friend, that could be counted on in any moments' notice. He leaves behind a family that wishes dearly they could have more years with him, but cherish those moments that occurred. The last time he spent with his sister was filled with a lot of fun, a great meal out at a local restaurant, and time spent watching a funny television show. They typically met every two to three weeks for those gatherings. His sister, and his parents, are devasted by the loss of their Brother, Son, and Best Friend, but are grateful for those wonderful family moments, including his Grand-niece's first Birthday party celebrated with the entire extended family in November.
This unexpected passing has been very emotional for all of Peter's family, and close friends, and in lieu of flowers or calls, please donate to either Petfinder.com (as Beau Buddy Rescue, Bath, Maine, where he had rescued an amazing lab mixture, Trixie, he gave to his sister and brother-in-law when he was called away to work over-sea's on a rig, apparently has gone out of business). He also loved his two cats, that have since been adopted by a family friend, that he initially received from Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick, Maine. A family member is staying in the residence until the property is sold. The Family will hold a private Celebration of Life at a date to yet be determined. ** Hold your family tight, always say I love you. **
Published on March 9, 2017
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