BUCKSPORT – Wayne S. Bridges went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ May 26, 2006, after a long struggle with complications of work related asbestosis. Born April 15, 1931, in Castine, to Beulah Marjorie and Earl Aston Bridges. Dad went to Bucksport schools and most of his further education was on his own. He was involved with the Bucksport Fire Department as an assistant fire chief ambulance director and was fearless and faithful to rescue and serve. Dad spent most of his adult years as a laborer, carpenter workhorse at St. Regis/Champion Paper Co. He was a farmer, lobsterman, loved to fish, “trolling the lakes of Northern Maine” with his wife, family and friends. Print cannot portray all that Dad was, so memories stored away in people’s hearts will have to suffice. Dad would always say, “Measure everything twice before you cut it once.” I guess most of us wish we did that whether it be with a sheet of plywood or a relationship. He was a man with distinct perfections and unhidden imperfections. He wasn’t perfect, to his family he was as close as it gets. I must include to those that worked with Wayne “Bid” Bridges, he loved you all. Dad we’ll all miss you forever until that day we see you with Jesus, where you now are not facing any more pain, heartache, sorrows, but peace, joy and life everlasting. Dad married Patricia (Atwood) Bridges going on 60 years ago. Dad had four children, Martha, Marjorie, Anthony and Scott and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he loved deeply and equally. Dad had two brothers, Victor Bridges, predeceased, and Clarence Bridges and wife, Bellanne, of Kingston, R.I. Dad loved our mom, his wife “until death do us part” and those whom called him friend each know him in heart. At Dad’s request there will be no services and in lieu of flowers and such, he requested donations be directed to Youth Ministries, Calvary Chapel, 154 River Rd., Orrington, ME 04474, that through the Word of God a foundation might be laid that would help guide and direct young people today and forever. Thanks to the nurses and doctors at Waldo General Hospital, the Bucksport Ambulance personnel, and Ed and staff at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Services. A special extended thanks to Dorothy Arnold for the unconditional loving kindness that she has shown to us and to Harry Wade. The coffee is on thanks, Harry. Dad looked forward to you stopping in these last months, weeks and days. May God bless and keep you and His face shine upon you as we gaze into His wonderful eyes. The Wayne S. Bridges family.