Charles Henry Gilman

15 years ago

    CARIBOU – Charles Henry Gilman, 89, died December 19, 2009 at a Caribou health care facility following a long illness. He was born in Caribou April 2, 1920, the son of the late Charles and Eldina Nylander Gilman. Mr. Gilman was a self employed farmer and potato grower having farmed on the East Presque Isle Road in Caribou for over 60 years. Charles had a true passion for farming as well as his John Deere and Ford Tractors. He enjoyed camping, especially with his grandchildren and he also loved his trips to Bangor as well as going to Forty Acres Restaurant in Canada for pie and coffee. John was a longtime member of the Greenridge Grange. He married Ertstine Louise Perkins in 1952 and she predeceased him in 1984.
     Charles is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Henry Gilman and Randy and Kathy Gilman all of Caribou, and Alan Gilman of Fort Fairfield; four daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Russell Johnston and Jean and Sheldon Brooker all of Fort Fairfield; Charlene and Troy Savoy of Brewer and Cherie and Michael Garman of Fort Fairfield; ten grandchildren, Alaska St. Peter, Troy Dewitt, Bessie Williams, Shelley McEachern, Adam Brooker, Jessica Thibodeau, Randy Gilman Jr., Sarah Gilman, and Alyssa and Michael Garman; twenty great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews including a special cousin, Keith Nylander. Mr. Gilman was predeceased by three sisters Ella Maynard, Helen Stokes and Charlene Gilman and a grandson Neil Dewitt.
    Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Greenridge Cemetery at a date and time to be announced by the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou. For an online registry please go to www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.