Thomas Dickson Webster Sr. passed away September 8, 2023, at Calais Community Hospital. He was born in Portland at Mercy Hospital on May 1, 1944, to Earle and Dorothy Webster.
At a young age, Tom’s family moved to Calais where he attended school, graduating in 1962. Tom worked at Comstock and Russell’s garage and worked for Alva Cousins garage. He entered the Air Force and was stationed in Texas, England and Libya. He left the Air Force in April of 1966. His plane went to Vietnam, but he decided to come home to Calais where he worked at Georgia-Pacific for 34 years. Tom met Carol Bassett in April and got married in October of 1966.
Tommy had a wonderful sense of humor. He had many interests and hobbies, most notably antique cars. In his lifetime, Tom owned over a hundred antique cars. He was a past president of Maine Obsolete Auto League and was a member of the Corvettes of Southern New Brunswick. He had a wealth of knowledge concerning antique cars and was always willing to share it with others. He loved to hunt and fish. He had hundreds of friends and was never too busy if anyone needed him.
Tommy lived life on his terms, including dealing with cancer. He wouldn’t take any medicine, chemo or radiation. He was still active until a few months ago. Calais Community Hospital kept him comfortable for the last week of his life and we are grateful for that.
He was predeceased by his parents Earle and Dorothy Webster, mother-in-law Katherine Bassett Marini; father-in-law George Bassett Sr.; brothers-in-law Mackie and Richard Bassett. He is survived by his wife Carol Webster, son Tom Jr. and his wife Tamsen Webster, grandson Sam Webster and Sam’s mother Dr. Miriam Braunstein, sister Elaine Nease (walt), sister Marjorie Thomas, brother-in-law George Bassett Jr. and step grandsons Thomas and Peter. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and our chosen families, David, Lauren, Luca, Lane, and Mason Accursio, and Cassie and Faijul Mowla.
Tommy wanted no funeral, only a private burial. A celebration of life will be held in the summer of 2024. To those friends of Tom who did kind deeds for him or helped him in any way, it’s greatly appreciated.
The family would like to thank Sally Johnson and St. Croix Regional Family Health Center for their caring support. It means a lot to us. Thank you to the ambulance crew who always came when they were needed. Most of all thank you to our dearest and closest friends Mary and Albert Parks. Words can’t express our gratitude for everything they did to help us get through this summer. Condolences may be sent to P.O. BOX 120, Calais.