AUBURN – Hector N. Bournival, 88, of Rosedale Acres in Lewiston, died Sunday, April 12, at Clover Manor with family at his side.

He was born in Biddeford, March 16, 1921, a son of Joseph E. and Emma L. (Hersom) Bournival. He was educated in Biddeford schools, lived and worked in Biddeford and later moved to Lewiston in October 1975.

On Sept. 6, 1964, he married the former Marie A. Cyr. She predeceased him on Oct. 17, 2004. He was a military veteran having served his country in the Army during World War II.

He worked for the Biddeford Fire Department from 1942 until 1965, where he served under chiefs Arthur King and Frank Cantara and then worked as a truck driver for Biddeford Public Works until his retirement.

He was proud to have served his country and continued to be very active in Veterans’ affairs and local organizations year after year. He was a life member of the American Legion, a life member, past commander and again, current commander of the DAV (Emilien Hamann Chapter), and served for several years in the 103rd Infantry of the Saco National Guard as a radio operator.

Year after year, he consistently raised the most money for the DAV’s “Forget Me Not” Drive. Whether it was the DAV or the American Legion, he was always there for his fellow members. He was vice president and then president of the Lewiston Housing Tenants’ Council, past president of the Rosedale Acres Housing Development, and was a member of Lewiston Senior Citizens, Holy Cross Church and the Sacred Heart League of St. Andre’s Church in Biddeford.

He leaves his children, Rachel Tellier of Portland, Hector N. Bournival Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Biddeford, Susan Demeule of Lewiston, Rita Caron and husband, Philip, of Lisbon, Gilbert Ringuette of Lewiston, Roland Ringuette and wife, Patricia, of Lisbon, Roger Ringuette, Patrick Ringuette and his companion, Susan Blair, of Auburn, Bertrand Ringuette of Winthrop and Louis Ringuette and wife, Linda, of Lewiston; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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