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The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME

OBITUARY

Alfred Youland Winslow III

May 22, 1973June 7, 2020

Alfred Youland Winslow III 1973 – 2020 Minot- Alfred Youland Winslow III (Al) 47 of Jeffrey Rd. Minot died Sunday June 7, surrounded by his loving family, after a very courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born in Melbourne, Fl on May 22, 1973 the son of Alfred Youland and Claudette (Couture) Winslow II. He graduated from Lewiston High School class of 1991. He then went on to proudly serve his country in the US Marine Corps. He then started serving his local communities. Starting as a corrections officer with the Androscoggin County Jail, then became a police officer with Mechanic Falls Police Department, then Auburn and later transferred to Rumford. For the past 18 years Al has been a Deputy with The Cumberland County Sheriff’s office, most of that time as a K-9 officer. He retired on July 3, 2019 due to his failing health. Al married his true love, the former Shelby Nolin on June 22, 2013 and together they settled in to raise their families. They spent many happy times together with family and friends. They were best friends and loved each other fiercely....no matter what Al loved having a good time, especially hanging out with family and friends. His children were his life, he was a loving and devoted father and followed all of them in all their sporting events. He also enjoyed his time outdoors, hunting and fishing up to his camp in Moosehead. Al always had a louder than life personality and was the life of any party, he also was willing to give you his opinion whether you wanted to hear it or not. He was a courageous man that fought hard and never gave up. He touched so many life’s in his short time on earth and will be missed by so many. He is survived by his wife Shelby Winslow of Minot, his children: Hunter Winslow of Auburn, Payton Winslow of Auburn, Adeline Fabian of Minot and Gunnar Winslow of Auburn, His mother Claudette Winslow of FL, an Aunt Anette Chenard, his first wife Amanda Winslow and his K-9 Ruk. He was predeceased by his Father Alfred Winslow II and his first two K-9’s Jag and Paco. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Alfred’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com A memorial visitation will be held on Friday June 12, from 2-6 and celebration of life to follow at 6 PM all at his home at 31 Jeffrey Rd. Minot, ME 04258. Arrangments are under the care & direction of The Fortin group Funeral Homes, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, June 12, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, June 12, 2020

Memories

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Ronnie Robinson

June 10, 2020

To Shelby and family
Although I did not know Al well I was so impressed with his outgoing great personality. I met him at my daughter, Stephanie Campbell and my son in law, Ryan Campbell's wedding. He was a lot of fun and very upbeat. He was a great friend to Ryan and Stephanie and they spoke of him often and enjoyed his company and Shelby's too. So very sorry for your loss and especially at such a young age. I am sure he will be well remember by all that knew and loved him. You put up a helluva fight. RIP Al.

Chris Chase

June 10, 2020

Shelby and to all the friends and family of Al. My sincerest and deepest condolences. I will never forget that Al and his family assisted me and my family at a time of need. I spent countless hours with Al, both in a uniform and out of one. Hours that were never short of laughter. I will never forget these times. I will fondly remember our time spent together.

Robert Harmatys

June 10, 2020

Godspeed AL.
Thanks for all the great memories.
Semper Fi. Rest easy my brother....

Peter Grant

June 10, 2020

All though I did not know Al and family I did hear lots from his sister in law Julie. I worked with Julie and what a wonderful person she is. She came to me one day and talked about Al and his diagnosis with tears in her eyes. With all that I have read about he and his family it sure sounds like he was a gentle giant. I was given some of the paw stickers to pass around and I did from Maine to our home in Florida. Shelby and family I feel your pain. Now Al is in a better place and can watch over his family each and every day.

John Couillard

June 10, 2020

Brother, you will be missed and remembered by all of us from 1st Battalion, 25th Marines. It is an honor to know that you were part of us all having each other's backs. Semper Fi, our brother.

David St Pierre

June 10, 2020

My sincere condolences to Shelby and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. Al, thank you for your many years of dedicated service to our Country in the military and as a police officer!

Maurice Hyde Jr

June 10, 2020

Al, you were a one-of-a-kind student of mine. I can remember Don Bourgoin and you in my classroom at LHS. You two were best friends and made my day many times with your antics and fun-loving attitudes. It was my honor to push for you and Don to join the USMC to make men out of you both. It did! I wish your family the best and to Gunnar, you can contact me any time to talk.
Al, I know that you are already giving your advise to our Lord and he is probably reacting to you the same way I did. You kept me alert and ready for your antics. :) I will miss you Marine!

Larry Cote

June 10, 2020

Shelby, though there are many miles between us please know you and the children are in my thoughts that are filled with love. Al was a wonderful partner who enjoyed assisting me in K9 calls when he first started with Cumberland County. Not only our "brotherhood" as LEOs but we both had served our Country as United States Marines, and we were quick to let everyone know. I will miss "Big Al" though I have comfort in knowing exactly where he is! If you drive by and I am sitting on the front porch with my eyes closed and smiling, know that I am reliving a time with Big Al. Al.... I will see you again, until then know Shelby will always be loved and taken care of! God bless and Semper Fidelis Larry

Nadine Williamson

June 10, 2020

Goodbyes hurt the most when a story isn't finished. Your story, my dear friend, was certainly not finished. Nate and I were blessed to have you in our life. We are holding dear to the lifelong memories that were made. Know that Shelby, Mumma Claudette and the kids will always be our priority. Fly high

sheila smith

June 10, 2020

Thank you for your service, Sir RIP

FROM THE FAMILY

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