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Elmer L. Doughty

July 15, 1931 — August 25, 2023

Baileyville

Elmer Lewis Doughty, 92, passed away Friday, August 25, 2023, surrounded by family at Calais Community Hospital.  Elmer was born in Deer Island, NB, on July 15, 1931, son of Harold and Myrtle (Carr) Doughty.

Elmer attended school in Deer Island and in his younger years worked as a lobsterman.  He then worked as a carpenter and in 1958 married Judith Perkins.  Shortly after, Elmer started his career with St. Croix Paper Co., retiring in 1994 as a Millwright from Georgia Pacific.  Elmer and Judy loved traveling in their RV up and down the east coast, spending their winters in Florida.  They belonged to the St. Croix Wanderers where they traveled with many life-long friends, including Ronald Wallace, Irman Thornton, and Lyman Cochran.

Elmer was known for his excellent carpentry skills.  He was proud to have built all of his homes and camps, as well as helping others.  Elmer enjoyed being in the outdoors fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and spending time at his camps on the St. Croix, and later Grand Lake Stream.  He enjoyed watching hockey games and even played hockey for the St. Stephen Amateur Hockey Team until his 40’s. 

In addition to his parents Harold Doughty and Myrtle Bacon, Elmer was predeceased by his beloved wife Judith Doughty; great-granddaughter Danielle; and his companion for the last 15 years, Phyllis Sprague.  Surviving are his four daughters, Wanda Smith of Alexander, Robin Higgins and husband Robert of Bowdoinham, Joanne Fielding of Brunswick, and Patricia Brezovsky and husband Kenneth of Bucksport; nine grandchildren, Robert and Chad Smith, Jamie Crowe and companion Candy Roderick, Jeremy Crowe and wife Denise, Julie Crowe, Jessica McCrum and husband Blaine, Jay Fielding, and Jacob and Emma Brezovsky; 14 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; brother Randy Doughty and wife Faye of Deer Island, NB; sister Sharon Polk and husband Donald of The Villages, FL; and his nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2023, at the Woodland Cemetery, Ryan Rd., Baileyville.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Elmer’s memory may be made to either Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US Rte 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105, or Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, PO Box 322, Ellsworth, ME 04605.  Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. 
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