Bernard Afton Stairs


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LITTLETON - Bernard Afton Stairs passed away August 1, 2019 at a local hospital after a brief illness with his family by his side. He was born in Southampton, New Brunswick, Canada to Bessie and Frank Stairs.
He met the love of his life, Minabel (Cougle) and moved to the United States and raised their family. Bernard loved talking on the CB radio, listening to the scanner, and his tractors. He worked as a construction worker for many years at HE Sargent in Stillwater. Bernard is survived by his wife, Minabel, and their three sons: Russell and fiancée, Nancy Kinney, of Monticello and Presque Isle, Roland and Candace of Littleton, and Roger and Jan of Littleton; three grandchildren: Alyssa, Brandon and Zachary; two great granddaughters: Addison and Aubree and many brothers and sisters.
A special thank you to Madigan Home Health Services and his PSS workers over the years. Also to Dr. Older and staff at Houlton Regional Hospital for the care he received over the past few days.
Friends may call from 1:30- 2:00, Monday, August 5, 2019 at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water St. Houlton, with a service to follow officiated by Pastor Steve Straubel. Interment will be held at the Littleton Cemetery. To leave online condolences please visit
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Published on August 2, 2019
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Raelene Page
Aug 06, 2019
I’m sorry Russell to hear of your dad’s passing. Praying that your family will be comforted.
Todd Gerow
Aug 05, 2019
I just learned of his passing. I worked with Bernie a lot during my years with H.E.Sargent. He was a great man. My condolences to the family