BANGOR – John L. Doucette, 54, died Jan. 19, 2007, at a Bangor hospital. He was born March 5, 1952, in Bangor, the son of Joseph and Blanche (Duchaineau) Doucette. John attended Bangor schools and the University of Maine. He was an avid basketball player and a great fan of all sports. He loved to golf but was happy to hang up the clubs so he could follow Allison and Meagan’s sports teams. Sports were John’s passion and his passion grew watching his daughters play all sports. He was very proud of Allison and Meagan and their sports accomplishments. He was always at games, always encouraging and after every game, no matter what sport, he and the girls would discuss the game in detail. His coaching was excellent and essential. John always said that the best thing we ever did was have the girls because there is nothing like family. Allison and Meagan were truly the loves of his life. John’s career began at Bangor International Airport more than 30 years ago. He truly liked being at the airport every day. He made many good friends there over the years. He was always ready to help everyone and his advice was always thoughtful and open. John was a very honest and direct person which was one of his strengths. John was an excellent cook and no one would ever turn down his cooking. He was happiest in the kitchen and loved preparing family holiday meals, talking with Viv about recipes. There were many happy days with the eight of us, the Doucettes and the Cammacks. John and Candace, Vivian and Ralph shared the joy of having their marriages blessed together at St. John’s Catholic Church. They started families while living on Olive Heights, John’s old neighborhood. They shared so many happy times and it was like one large family of eight. John loved the water and boating. He always thought everything looked better from the middle of the lake. John loved taking the annual family vacation to Flying Point in Freeport, and his favorite place was Popham Beach. John would go, do, or try anything that Candace, Allison and Meagan wanted to do and sat through many symphonies and Nutcracker productions. John was a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House of Bangor and one of their celebrity golfers. John was a big Maine hockey fan with his best friend, Dave, and truly enjoyed the game and Dave’s friendship. John is survived by his wife and soulmate, Candace, and the pride of his life were his daughters, Allison and Meagan. He is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Vivian and Ralph Cammack, who were true sister and brother to John; nephew and godchild, Ralph Cammack; niece and godchild, Chenoa Cammack; brother-in-law, Maynard Trafton; niece, Jessi Trafton; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Corinne and Maynard Trafton; his sister, Rachel Chase and her son, Damien Doucette; his sister, Barbara Richardson and husband, Scott Richardson, and their daughters, Julie and Kristy; his sister, Sarah Doucette and her husband, Michael Little; and a very special aunt, Tilley Duchaineau; best friends, David and Nadene Moyse and their daughters, Breanne and Rachel; special friends, Dianne and Andrew Murphy; godchildren, Abigal and Drew Murphy. John was predeceased by his father and mother, Joseph and Blanche Doucette, whom he loved very much. He was very proud of all of his father’s sports accomplishments and loved his mother’s cooking, especially peanut butter cake. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York St., Bangor, with the Very Rev. Richard McLaughlin, pastor, celebrant. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments after the services Wednesday in the parish hall at St. John’s Catholic Church. Spring interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Those who wish to remember John in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the John L. Doucette Bangor High School Sports Scholarship Fund, attention Alena, care of Merrill Bank, P.O. Box 925, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at