BAILEYVILLE – Bertrand L. Varnum, 93, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died Feb. 4, 2008, at Calais Hospital, after a long and productive life. Bert was born Aug. 11, 1914, in Alexander, to Earl and Mary Carolyn (Dwelley) Varnum. He was a graduate of Wood-land High, Class of 1932. Upon graduation, he partnered with his father in dairy, lumber and blueberry businesses. In 1952 Bert built the first pasteurizing plant, delivering milk to Wood-land, Calais and surrounding towns. He owned and operated Varnum’s Dairy until 1965. He also partnered with Bernie Doten, in the B. L. Doten and Varnum Building Supply Business. In 1969, he joined Georgia Pacific’s scaling department and enjoyed working there until his retirement in 1982. He loved gardening, hosting his class reunions and attending local basketball games. He was a 75-year member of Alexander Grange No. 304, a member of Alexander Crawford Historical Society and Past Grand of Frontier Lodge No. 111. He was predeceased by his wife and high school sweetheart of 46 years, Virginia (Wallace) Varnum, in 1991. He was also predeceased by three sisters, Alda Varnum, Vesta Duffy and Alice Williams; two brothers, Sumner and Albert Varnum; and a cousin, Rex Varnum. He is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Varnum Draper and her husband, Ralph, of Nottingham, N.H., and Becky Varnum of Baileyville; a son, Brian Varnum and his wife, Andrea, of North Windham; a grandson, Jason Draper of Nottingham; a grand-daughter, Nicole Draper Jordan and her husband, Robert Jr., a great-stepgranddaughter, Madison Jordan, all of Exeter, N.H.; and two nephews, Norman K. Varnum of Presque Isle, and C. Dale Williams and his wife, Lois, of Brewer and their families. He will also be missed by his neighbors, Ernest and Gloria Leighton, Don and Gen Smith, Harold Grant, and Debby Hatch; and his dear friends, Harriet Martell, Chester McCray, Kathie Cox, Irene Glidden, Al Cote, and Marion and Brad Hunnewell. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Alexander Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alexander Crawford Historical Society, 216 Pokey Road, Alexander, ME 04694. Condolences and memories may be shared at