WINTERPORT – Ernest Henry Tuttle, 99, husband of the late Irene (Goody) Tuttle, passed away March 8, 2008, at his home, while being lovingly cared for by his family. He was born Feb. 15, 1909, in Jolicure, New Brunswick, the son of Walter and Hattie (Oulton) Tuttle. Ernest was a farmer and lived his life doing what he loved, caring for God’s creation. He also worked for the Hampden School Department, as a bus driver and custodian. Ernest loved the kids and enjoyed them on his bus route and at school. The last few years he worked, Ernest was a dairy herd inspector. He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. Ernest was the holder of the Boston Post Cane for the town of Winterport. Ernest is survived by his children, son, Stephen L. Tuttle and his wife, Nancy, of Yeadon, Pa., daughters, Meredith I. Clements of Winterport and her fiance, William Rodzen, Jeanne H. Foster and her husband, Michael, of Springfield, Mass., and Kathryn R. Peterson and her husband, Gary, of Minot; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Irene; a son, Ralph M. Tuttle; a son-in-law, Timothy Clements; and three sisters. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. A private family celebration of his life will take place in the spring. The family thanks the staff of Gentiva Health Services and New Hope Hospice for their kindness and support. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider New Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 757, Holden, ME 04429, care of Patricia Eye, director. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com.