CALAIS- Charles E. White, 87, passed away in the early morning of Monday, May 18, 2020 at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Charlie was born in Weld, Maine on November 11, 1932, the youngest son of Coolidge and Eva (Osborn) White.
Charlie went to work in the woods with his Dad at an early age and went on to serve 3 years in the National Guard. On November 17, 1951 he married Marguerite Keenan in Woodland and together they raised 4 daughters. After working in the woods, he went to work for Georgia Pacific as a millwright for several more years. He then opened and operated White Bros. shop in Baring.
Charlie was one of the founding members of the Breakneck Mountain Sno-Riders and ATV Clubs in Alexander, remaining a member for 20 years, and also serving as Trail Master. He was a member of the St. Croix Wanderer’s RV club for several years. And was also a member of the Church of the Open Bible in Alexander. In his younger years he raced stock cars and snowmobiles. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage and spending time outdoors, especially working and riding on the club trails. Charlie liked watching westerns and NASCAR. And most of all, he loved time spent with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Rowena and her husband Everett Bates, sister-in-law Dot White, brother-in-law Everett Dwelley, and three grandsons; Leslie Knowles II, Charles E. White, and Charles M. Wallace.
Surviving are his loving wife of over 68 years, Marguerite White of Calais. Sister, Viola Dwelley and Brother, Calvin White both of Alexander. Four daughters; Vicki Grant and her husband George of Alexander, Doreen Wallace and her husband Bob of Princeton, Donna Harvey of Calais, and Darlene Norman and her husband David of Baileyville.
Grandchildren; Betty Jean Wallace and husband Joey, Andy Knowles, Pam Ramsay, Gina Pryor, Jason Wallace, Paul Wallace and wife Lily, Megan Cavanagh and husband Tim, Rebecca LaChance and husband Mike, Amy Gaudet and husband Rob, John Harvey II, and Carrie Norman and fiancé Dustin Sullivan.
Great Grandchildren; Kaitlyn and Heather Leeman-Kenyon, Leslie Knowles III, Lucas Knowles, Lesliann and Mike Barnard, Josie Wallace and Nathan James, Ashley Knowles, Tiara Knowles, Rand Pryor, Sonia Wallace, Owen Cavanagh, Madison Cavanagh, Raymond LaChance, Jack LaChance, Liam Wallace, Colin Wallace, Andrew LaChance, Christian Wallace, Grace LaChance, Tim Linton, Gavin White, Rachael Harvey, and Wyatt Sullivan.
Great, Great Grandchildren; Michael Barnard, Eric Barnard, and Edward Wallace.
Many nieces and nephews, as well as his church family, especially Pastor Chip Howell and wife Judy.
A celebration of life will be planned for a later date at The Church of the Open Bible. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie’s name can be made to the Church of the Open Bible or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.