BRADLEY – David Francis Fortier, 63, was called home by the lord following his courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 11, 1952, the son of Harold and Doris (Comeau) Fortier.
David worked for the Old Town school system for 32 years. He enjoyed watching all of the children from town grow up and play sports. David especially loved spending time with his family, gardening, tying flies, archery and playing cards. No matter what the hobby, he was sure to master it to perfection.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Nancy (Morin) Fortier; children, Wendy Weymouth and her husband Christopher, Heidi Ketch and her husband Matthew, and Tiffany Dutton and her husband Richard. He enjoyed spending countless hours with his grandchildren, Cassie, Mariah, Keeara, Simon, and Toby.
David is also survived by his father, Harold Fortier; sisters, Carol Shaw, Mary Lacadie and her husband Stephen; sisters-in-law, Betty Morin, Annette Parady and husband Ronald, Rita Stewart and husband William Sr., Donna Wickett, Carol Cirard and husband Paul; two brothers-in-law, James Morin and wife Linda, and Patrick Morin and wife Maria; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother, Doris Fortier; mother-in-law, Margaret Morin; four brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law and four nephews.
His Dad may not have thought he could protect him from the harm or prevent the pain, but his daily stories, companionship, and unconditional love still made him a superhero.
The family would like to extend special thanks to everyone who helped in the wonderful care for David: Dr. Christopher Ritter, friend and physician; Dr. Sufana Alkhunaizi; Dr. Catherine Chodkiewicz; St. Joseph Homecare and Hospice and many caregivers throughout their practices.
Friends may call February 22, 2016, from 6-9pm at Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St. Old Town, ME 04468. A mass of Christian Burial will take place 10am Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at The Parish of the Resurrection of The Lord, Holy Family Church 429 Main St. Old Town. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, a place near and dear to his heart.