NORWAY — Lawrence W. “Gus” McAllister of Waterford passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Norway rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family.

He was born at Stoneham on Oct. 27, 1925, to Winfield I. and Edith (Crouse) McAllister, the oldest of five children. He was educated in Waterford Schools.

On Aug. 27, 1954, he married Pauline Hosmer.

Dad worked for R. K. Brown as a truck driver for many years. During that time he helped maintain the roads in Waterford, Albany and Sweden during the winter and also worked building the road for the Earth Station at Andover. In addition, he worked for Cianbro Corporation, and retired from Pike Industries.

Dad and Mom moved from the village of North Waterford to Jewitt Pond in 1966. They loved their life at Jewitt Pond and made many friends. Dad loved to “putter” around, and was always busy. The”camp,” as it was called, was the scene of many happy get-togethers and family celebrations. He and Mom loved the outdoors, enjoying fishing and camping in the Jackman area and the North Maine Woods. Dad courageously took care of Mom over the last several years and he lived at home until late January of this year.

He is survived by his children, Jeffrey McAllister and wife, Kathy, of Boise, Idaho, Carol Miller and husband, Wayne, of Sweden, Vicki Millett and husband, Leslie, of Norway, and Paul McAllister and wife, Natalie, of North Waterford; his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Melissa McAllister and husband, Dale, Courtney Gibney and husband, Adam, Maressa McAllister and husband, Tony, and Jennifer Richard and husband, Kyle; and many nieces and nephews.

Dad was predeceased by his mother and father; his brothers, Irving, Erlon and Eugene; a sister, Celia (Sue) Littlefield; and his loving wife of 56 years, Pauline, who passed away in December 2010.

The immediate family would like to give special thanks to all the wonderful people at the Norway Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care they gave Dad. The family would also like to thank our Aunt Kathleen, Cousin John and Heidi, Cousin Kyle and neighbors, David and Janet Berry, April and Bruce Swett, Ally and Barb Davis, and Cynthia Tolley and so many others for all you have done for Dad and Mom over the past several years. You are special people and we have been blessed with your acts of kindness.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

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