TURNER — Edward J. Ledoux Jr. of Turner, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 2.

He was born on May 25, 1935, in Nashua, N.H., a son of the late Edward J. Ledoux Sr. and Yvonne (Collier) Ledoux. Ed graduated from Nashua High School in 1953 and on June 23, 1956, he married the love of his life, Rachel Cadorette. They raised five children and together built a home on Deering Lake in New Hampshire for their family to enjoy.

Ed and Rachel spent many happy years at the lake before moving to Maine with their sons, Douglas and Kevin, in 1998. Ed loved the lake and was very proud of the home he built there.

He was an avid sportsman and served as the past president of both the Horseshoe Fish and Game Club in Merrimack, N.H., and the 20th Skeet and Clay Sportsman’s Club in Hooksett, N.H. He was an accomplished skeet shooter and traveled extensively throughout the East Coast and Canada competing in and winning many medals in skeet. He competed in the 1988 World Skeet Championships in Savannah, Ga.

Golf and family played a big part of Ed’s life and he once scored a hole-in-one at the Amherst Country Club. He started the tradition of the “Ledoux Golf Weekend,” which brings his brothers, sons, nephews, grandchildren and friends together annually, and the tradition will continue.

He will be remembered for his outgoing personality, sense of humor and his ability tell a darn good joke.

Ed is survived by his son, Daniel and his wife, Debra, of Bennington, N.H.; his son, Douglas of Lewiston; his son, Keith and his wife, Sue, of Merrimack, N.H.; and his daughter, Deborah Ledoux-Randlett and her husband, Mark, of Turner; along with seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his loving wife and best friend, Rachel; and his son, Kevin.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

Edward J. Ledoux Jr.