Augustine B Bombard
Stillwater - Augustine 'Gus' Bombard, 83, of Stillwater, Maine, joined the Heavenly Choir on March 17, 2018. He passed away at the Maine Veterans' Home in Bangor. He was born in Lewiston on Apr. 4, 1934, to Bernard and Margaret (Boulanger) Bombard. Gus graduated from Saint Leo College Preparatory School in Saint Leo, Florida, in 1952. He then enlisted in the Air Force and served from 1952 to 1956 as a radio operator on B-29 aircrafts. Gus attended the University of Maine, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1964 and a Bachelor's Degree in English in 1965. He continued his education at the University of Maine until 1991, when he received his Master's Degree in Counselor Education. He worked as a dispatcher for the University of Maine Police Department and became a Police Officer, service from 1975 to 1979. One of his proud accomplishments was that he was a Certified Instructor in Advanced First Aid and EMT. As a result, he trained the University Volunteer Ambulance Corps. After leaving the University, Gus worked as an Intergroup Relations Instructor and Residential Advisor for Job Corps in Bangor from 1979 to 1988. He then taught French to students in the Hospitality program at Beal College from 1988 to 1989, and then coordinated educational services at the Katahdin Area Training and Education Center in East Millinocket from 1991 to 1993. Finally, he provided Substance Abuse counseling services at Job Corps in Bangor until he retired in 1996. During his retirement, Gus devoted his life to writing poetry and helping others in need. He was predeceased by his parents, and his ex-wife, Carole. Although Gus has no remaining living relatives, he is leaving behind many people whom he has touched. These special individuals include, but are not limited to Sean Murphy, his Godson; Thomas Murphy, Elizabeth Shiva, David Walas, neighbors, Ron and Judy Hybarger, and Theresa and Mark Richards; Claire Lint and her children, Andrew, Marie, Matt, and Kris, who called him Uncle Gussy; and many friends. In Gus's name we would like to give thanks to the caregivers at Orono Commons and the Maine Veterans' Home for the wonderfully loving care given to him. Gus will be remembered for his outgoing personality, his kind and loving soul, and for his infamous sense of humor. He will be missed more than words can say. A funeral service will be held at a future date at Holy Family Church, Old Town; interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Old Town, Maine. Memorial donations in his name can be made to the American Red Cross.