LEWISTON — Shirley Chaplin Sr., 78, of Norway went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 26, at Central Maine Medical Center.

He was born in North Fryeburg, July 29, 1933, the son of Alton and Gertrude Adams Chaplin. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy and had been employed as a skidder operator in the woods for many years. He married Madeleine Morin on July 29, 2000. He faithfully served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of the Waterford Grange and Pamona Grange, where he was an officer in both. He attended Oxford Advent Christian Church and had been the maintenance man there for 11 years. He loved life, people and all of God’s creatures. He was hardworking and loyal. He enjoyed dancing, gardening, hiking, canoeing, camping, being outdoors and watching birds. He was a bright light in this world and will be greatly missed by friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of Norway; his children, Shirl Chaplin and his wife, Chris, Wendy Bruins and her partner, Peter Robinson and Belinda Woitko and her husband, David and their mother, Evelyn Chaplin; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Earle and his wife, Mauretta, Robert, Burton and his wife, Renee and Kenneth and his wife, Gerry. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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