Calais – Richard Gordon Lord, 66, passed away surrounded by family and close friend Neal Bohannon on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Calais Community Hospital. Ricky was born in St. Stephen, NB on January 7, 1956.
Ricky graduated from Calais High School, Class of 1975. While in school, he worked for his father’s business, DownEast Electronics, became a volunteer firefighter with Calais Fire Dept., and married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Lunn. Following graduation, he went to electronics school in Boston. Ricky returned home and continued working for his father until his retirement, at which time Ricky took over the business. In the mid 1990’s, he closed the store and focused primarily on computer repair.
Ricky was a member of Calais United Methodist Church and the St. Croix Bowling Club. He enjoyed stock car racing and even served on his nephew Trevor’s racing team at Speedway 95. Ricky was an avid reader and enjoyed tinkering on cars, golfing, hunting, fishing, watching westerns, and spending time at his camp on Nash’s Lake.
Ricky was predeceased by his father Gordon Lord; father-in-law Norm Lunn; brother-in-law Mark Henry; great-nephew Jacob Hold; and his best friend and canine companion Buddy. Surviving are his mother, Marlene Lord of Calais; wife of 47 years, Ruth Lord; two children, Joseph Lord and wife Shelly of Calais, and Amy Williams and husband Robert Cook of Calais; eight grandchildren, Laura Ramsdell and husband Dillan of Calais, David Lyons of Calais, Riley Beam of Cutler, Nicole Seavey of Trenton, and Kelci Williams, Shayna Cook, Yvonne Cook and Jacqueline Cook, all of Calais; two great-grandchildren, Emileigh Champagne and Katherine Ramsdell; four sisters, Shirley Hold and husband Greg of FL, Betty Burgess and husband Dan of FL, Cathy Henry of NY, and Debbie Niles and husband Bruce of Holden; mother-in-law Gert Lunn of Calais; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Thomas Lunn and companion Ella Young of Calais, Margaret and David Perkins of Baileyville, and Jeannie and Billy Lee of Calais; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and his two canine companion M-E and Hunter.
A Celebration of Ricky’s Life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Calais United Methodist Church, 849 Main St., Calais. Burial will follow in the Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.