KITTERY POINT — John T. Tardif, 65, of Kittery Point and Sabattus died Monday, May 14.

He was born in Lewiston on Sept. 28, 1952, the son of Sylvia (Riley) Tardif of Auburn and the late V. John Tardif Jr.

Raised in Lewiston, he graduated from Lewiston High School with the Class of 1970. He went on to enlist and proudly served four years in the Army.

John worked in construction, managing hundreds of projects throughout New England in a career that spanned almost 50 years. In that time John made many friends and earned enormous respect from clients and colleagues for his dedication and broad range of knowledge.

Second to his passion for his work, John loved eating and stopping in for a DQ ice cream. He enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, the ‘news’ and hiking with his Scotties. He was very industrious and enjoyed many home and car projects, the most ambitious of which was the log cabin he built on Sabattus Lake.

He will be remembered as a kindhearted and gentle man who never complained. He was hardworking and always there to lend a helping hand. He had sparkling blue eyes and he was always smiling. He was a good-natured man who always remembered your name. John enjoyed a positive outlook and a zest for life that was shortened too soon by cancer.

In addition to his mother, family members include his wife, Deborah Tardif of Sabattus; his incredible daughters, of whom he was extremely proud, Destiny McClure and Kylie Rossignol, Destiny’s husband, Cory of Bethel, Kylie’s significant other, Matt Morin of Sabattus, Lynn Davis of Sabattus; sister, Anna Mae Crowley and husband, Anthony, of Lewiston; brother, Tee Timothy Tardif and significant other, Stefine Dyer Christie, of Yarmouth; his wonderful grandchildren Max, Sylvia, Griffin, Kaleb, Emmakate, Ayla, Kylie, Mason, Haley and Colby; and longtime companion, Denise Payne of Kittery Point.

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