1930 – 2003

CHINA VILLAGE – With great dignity, courage and strength, Al Turner passed away on May 3. Throughout his life, he brought a sense of spirit, happiness and enrichment to all who were privileged to have known him. His proud heritage and endearing memory will endure for all of his family and friends.

He was born in Lewiston on Nov.. 2, 1930, the son of Alton L. and Ella B. Turner. He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1949. He was blessed in marriage to Pauline Bilodeau on Jan. 8, 1955. He later served in the Maine Army National Guard for 14 years. In 1991, he retired from Central Maine Power Co. after 38 years of employment.

He served on many boards as a representative for the town of Fairfield and was a 30-year member of the Fairfield Masonic Lodge 92. He was past president of the Fairfield Jaycees and in 1968 received a JCI Senatorship which make him a lifetime trustee of that organization.

He enjoyed many pastimes and hobbies including walking, gardening, woodworking, reading, photography and making custom matting for his wife’s artwork. He was especially fond of nature and all of its beauty. He loved the Maine coast and made many trips with his wife to Monhegan Island. But most of all, he lived for the positive challenges that each day brought forth.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Pauline of China; sons, Mark and wife Rene of Albion, Thomas and fiancé Lynn of Woodruff, S.C., Daniel and companion Cindy of Augusta, John and companion Linda of Fairfield; daughter, Susan and fiancé George of China; sister, Lora Clark of Minot and sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Robert Giguere of Lewiston; special grandchildren are Tori Turner and great-grandchild Tianna of Windham, Clayton Turner of Albion, Justin Kasprzak of Palmyra and extended family grandchildren Colin and Justin Murray of Augusta; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

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