FREEPORT – Isaac J. Voutour, 84, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Monday, Sept. 13.

He was born in New Brunswick, Canada, Oct. 17, 1919.

In 1964, Isaac moved to Maine where he met his future wife, Thelma Merrill. They were married on Feb. 19, 1972, and together they raised 12 children.

He was a brilliant accordion player and guitar player, and never had a lesson in his life. His passion was the old-time country music. Isaac spent much time in his workshop fixing televisions and building lawn ornaments.

He is survived by his loving wife, Thelma Voutour, of Freeport; his sons, David Voutour of Ontario, Canada, Jack and his wife, Debbie Voutour, of Nakomis, Fla., and Troy and his wife, Sonya Voutour, of Freeport; as well as his daughters, Melvine and her husband, Ralph Pollick, of New Brunswick, Canada, Marilyn and her husband, Harry Holmes, of Ontario, Canada, and Josephine and her husband, Larry Ring, of Lewiston. He is also survived by his step-sons, Barry and his wife, Sarah Bernard, of Freeport, Randy and his wife, Jeannette Bernard, of Old Town, and Rocky Bernard of Freeport, as well as step-daughters, Christy and her husband, Mike Diaz, of Waukegan, Ill., Mary Ellen and her husband, Edward Arsenault, of Bath, and Mona and her husband, Rolland Riehn, of Virginia. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; four brothers; and four sisters.

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