Douglas A. Record

Nov 26, 2018
Douglas Record

North Havsen — Douglas Arthur Record 63, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Sussman House, Rockport, after losing a short battle with lung cancer. He was born in Lewiston April 4, 1955, the son of Edwin Herbert and Leatrice June Millett Record. He graduated from Oxford Hills High School in 1973. He served in the Navy, as a quartermaster stationed at Argentia Naval Base, Newfoundland, and was honorably discharged in 1977. He graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with an associate degree in forest management technology in 1981.

He became a licensed forester and worked for Wagner Forest Management and Diamond International. Many were lucky enough to receive Doug’s forestry guidance in sustainable land use management on properties throughout Maine. In 2000, Doug married his longtime partner, Julie Catherine Newman, in Belfast Oct. 24, They inspired each other for 31 years.

He was passionate about genealogy, an avid outdoorsman, spending time at his cottage on Prince Edward Island and serving his community. Doug loved ice hockey, playing in men’s leagues, coaching youth hockey and traveling with his Jackman buddies to the Frozen Four. He followed the Iditarod, NASCAR bull-riding and horse racing. He shared his love for horse racing with his grandson, Odin. He made lifelong friends in PEI, enjoyed walking the red sand beaches, exploring the island, and sitting around the campfire sharing stories. He served on the North Haven Planning Board, was North Haven Grange Master, and was involved in Southern Harbor Eldercare and the North Haven Historical Society.

He is survived by his friend and wife, Julie, of North Haven; his father, Edwin; his brother, Bradley A. Record, and “sister-in-law” Wendy Jensen; his stepdaughter, Catherine E. Corson, and husband Kenneth Jr.; grandson Odin Sawyer Corson; and his host son, Jack Walker; nephew Shane Record and wife Artemis and their son, Ben; niece Jenny Record Grover and husband Casey Grover and their children, Jackson Fitts, Casey Grover Jr., Kamryn Grover and Della Grover; niece Linsey Record and wife Alison Record and their children, Deven and Dakota Rogers; in-laws Jack and Shirley Newman; as well as many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Leatrice June Record. He was well loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St., South Paris. Family and friends may attend visitation Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences and the complete obituary will be available at

Funeral services will also be held at the North Haven Baptist Church, 18 Mullins Lane, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m.

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