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The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME

OBITUARY

Jay R. Beaudoin

January 31, 1964June 13, 2020
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CRAWFORD-Jay Raymond Beaudoin, 56, of Crawford, Maine, passed away June 13 at his home on Love Lake. He was born January 31, 1964, the son of Diana (Moore) Beaudoin and Raymond Beaudoin. He graduated from Lisbon High School class of 1982 and went on to graduate from the University of Maine at Machias in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies. Jay pledged Kappa Mu Alpha in the fall of 1982 where he made many lifelong brothers, sisters and friends. It was in college that he met his soul mate, Dixie, who he fondly called old sea hag. Jay had a long career as an Environmental Superintendent/Lab Director at Woodland Pulp, LLC. He especially enjoyed his work as a wetland scientist and professional botanist. He earned many recognitions for his environmental accomplishments and was very well respected in his field. Jay was extremely talented and held many interests. He enjoyed identifying plants, collecting, gardening, fishing, boating, hunting, four wheeling, writing and anything in nature. He had a superb mind and his intellectual depth was amazing to anyone who knew him. He was a talented carpenter and electrician who rebuilt three homes. Jay could accomplish anything to which he put his mind. No matter where Jay went he could find plants to examine and identify. From memory he would share the latin name and medicinal value. If Jay loved you he would tease you and if you were really lucky you got a special nickname. He will be long remembered for his goolash, corned beef hash breakfasts and his “special license” from Governor Baldacci. Jay loved anything related to the military and especially war movies. He had several special dogs: Baby, Daisy, George Washington and Bella. Jay will be greatly missed by his daughter, Caylin and partner Shane Cline; sons, Jay II and Benjamin (Benji); twin grandchildren Leighton Jayde and Ryker. Jay is survived by his mother, Diana; father, Ray and wife Jane; Aunt Lorraine and Uncle Bob Poirier, Aunt Venise Morin, sisters ShellyRae and husband Arthur Kesaris, Jessica and husband Brian Wagner; his special great uncle, Joe Fillion; nephews Nicholas, Owen, Mason, Wesley, Jeremy and Paden; nieces Alexa and “MandaShaena”; special in-laws, Vera and John Martin and Terrilyn Bassett, numerous cousins, friends and KMA brothers. He is predeceased by his beloved grandparents Edith and Florian (Shorty) Moore and Uncle Gerald (Jerry) Moore, Uncle Eugene and Aunt Theresa Beaudoin, Uncle Roger Morin and Uncle George and Aunt Germaine Morin. . Condolences and fond memories of Jay may be shared at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com Visitation will be held at Fortin\Lewiston on Friday June 19, 2020 from 10-12pm with Words of Remembrance at 11am followed by a Graveside Service at 12:30pm at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Lisbon. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests you buy a scratch off ticket and think of Jay. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston, ME 04240.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 19, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 19, 2020

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Dennis LaBare

July 4, 2020

I am the author of Tagewahnahn: The Landlocked Salmon at Grand Lake Stream (2007). When doing research for this book, Jay was of inestimable help in finding and providing crucial information that made the book its best. He understood the importance of the project. My condolences to his entire family. He was taken too soon. RIP.

Angela Murgita

June 30, 2020

To Dixie and Family. I am so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. It just seems like yesterday that I was pledging an Matt + Jay kidnapped me and bought me cookies. Never to tell the Sisters. With all my love. Peace be with you. Angela Murgita PTP S85

Claire Breton

June 22, 2020

I was so sorry to read about your loss. Living in a small town like Lisbon, our families have known each other almost since our children were born and started & graduated from school. Such a sad loss to all of you, at such a young age. My condolences to all the family.
Claire Breton & Family

Summer Hodgdon

June 18, 2020

I remember when I was young and Jay gave me a vase made out of an old bottle he had found. I thought it was the coolest thing and I still use it to this day. His love of nature and history was very apparent and I admired that. Whenever I was out and about on my own nature outings and would find an old bottle, I'd think, Jay would know the year of this one no doubt. I will always remember him as the bottle master and will be brought back to those fond memories whenever I find bottles of my own. He will be greatly missed.

Barry Mower

June 18, 2020

Although Jay worked for the mill and I work for DEP and it would be expected that we might be on opposite sides of mill issues, it never felt that way in all of the decades we worked together. We both had the same goal, to protect the St Croix River while paper was made. We last worked together to sample sediments from the St Croix in 2017, but spoke a few times in the years that followed.

Jay was one of my favorite people to work with from industry. He was down to earth and very smart and talented and I learned a lot from him. I will miss him. He was a good guy.

To his family.

Know that he made this world a better place.

Cherish the memories.

Barry Mower
DEP

Gary Gauthier

June 18, 2020

My deepest condolences to all of Jay Jay’ s family and friends. My memory of Jay Jay was as kids when we had family outings and in Lisbon neighborhood where we grew up. Peace be with you my cousin.

Dawn King

June 17, 2020

Your in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss..

Scott St Laurent

June 17, 2020

My deepest sympathy to all family and friends of Jay.

God bless-Scott

Debra Morin/Hiscock

June 17, 2020

My deepest condolences to family and friends of Jay!! 💔 🙏 Jay was my cousin. His Dad and my Mom were brother and sister!! May you Rest In Peace and know that you where loved and will be missed by so many❤️

Ron Morin

June 17, 2020

My Condolences from the Morin Family....Jay was my Cousin...His Dad and my Mom where Brother and sister...I didn't get to see him much in our later years....But I have a great Memory of him...My Dad and his Dad and My Uncles went Hunting together in a Camp near Bingham Maine....He stayed in the Tent we had set up with a co-worker of Mine...He did not want to stay with the older guys...It was a Great Weekend....One I will always cherished...God Bless you Jay.....

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