David C. Whitmore

15 years ago

Whitmore, David C., 66, Caribou and Cross Lake, at Fort Kent, December 21, 2009. Following David’s wishes, there will be no services at this time. Arrangements are in the care of the Mockler Funeral Home, Caribou.


Image    Caribou and Cross Lake – David C. Whitmore, 66, found peace and rest after a year long struggle with lung cancer December 21, 2009, at Fort Kent. He was born at home on the Bowles Road in Caribou August 4, 1943, the son of the late Colby and Helena (McQuade) Whitmore. Dave spent his life following in his father’s footsteps and raising potatoes on the home farm on the Madawaska Road in Caribou. His love of working the land and watching things grow as he said “was one of the most important things in his life”. Family and friends were the things he treasured. His love of playing golf always reached its peak when he played a round or two with his sons and grandsons. Whether it was playing golf, mowing fairways, spending time with the guys at the Caribou Country Club or spending time at his “second home”, Guerrette Sales, it rounded out his life to  his complete satisfaction. He liked having the opportunity to help out his friends and neighbors and he enjoyed the good times that brought to him. 
    Surviving in addition to his wife, Deanna (Day) Whitmore of Cross Lake are two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Donna Whitmore Jr. of Bangor and Lee and Jamie Whitmore of Portland Ore.; one daughter, Bonnie Whitmore and her fiancé, Barrett Willey of Cross Lake; his stepmother, Frances Whitmore of Caribou; two sisters, Geraldine Dubay of Delevan, N.Y and Betty Holdsworth of Caribou; seven  grandchildren, Colby and Brittany Whitmore, Cole and Mac McElwain, Teale Panian, and Phil and Kevin Laughlin; three sisters-in-law, Goldie Whitmore of Presque Isle, Marilyn Whitmore of Tilley, N.B. and Aline Durost of Woodland; many wonderful nieces and nephews. Mr Whitmore was predeceased by five brothers, Gilbert, Robert, Norman, Paul and Harold.
    Following David’s wishes, there will be no services at this time. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring when everything is starting to grow again 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.