Winslow, ME – Glenn A. Lumbert, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Oak Grove Center in Waterville, Maine with his loving family by his side. He was born on October 22, 1933, in Moose River, Maine, one of seven children of Charles P. Sr., and Mae T. (Hall) Lumbert. He was educated in Jackman schools, graduating from Jackman High School in 1952. Glenn had a remarkable acumen in business matters as well as a strong work ethic. At 8 years old he bought and raised turkeys to sell, calculating the cost for feed, care and the resulting profit. He provided the Thanksgiving turkey for his family that year. One summer at age 12, he boarded and worked for Trickey’s Buena Vista Cabins, pumping gas and doing odd jobs. At age 15 he worked as a cookee on a log drive for Great Northern Paper Company and boarded at their camp site on the North Branch in the wilderness of Maine. In 1954 Glenn took his wife and two small daughters to Spencer Lake where Hollingsworth and Whitney (later Scott Paper Company) had a logging operation. He was hired on as clerk of the camp in the area of the Depot Camps. He, along with his family, lived in one of the guard camps that had once housed guards at the Spencer Lake POW camp during WWII. Their closest neighbor was 12 miles away. They lived there until 1957 when they had to return to Jackman for their eldest daughter to attend school. Glenn wore many hats during his career including working as a licensed accountant for local businesses and self-employed individuals. He and his brothers, Clinton and Perry started a business working together as logging contractors. Eventually he ventured out on his own. He was happiest working in the great north woods, cutting down trees, loading and delivering wood regardless of the deep cold and snow of winter and the heat of summer. At one point in his working life, he was contracting on Great Northern Paper Company land and had an operation of over 100 men working for him. Glenn loved each of his children in a special way but from a very young age, his son, Ernie, was his sidekick. Pa taught him the ropes of the woods, the ins and outs of hunting and fishing, how to be respectful of nature and the great outdoors. This created a bond between them that held strong over the years and a love and respect that never faltered between these best friends. In 1983, Glenn and his wife, Helena bought and successfully operated the Ruby Lounge and Motel (now the American Lodge) in Fairfield, Maine. They met and enjoyed many of the local patrons. Toward the end of his career Glenn worked part time for Carpenter Millwright Local 320 Union. Among his many accomplishments through the years are the following: Member of the Jackman School Board of Directors, Chairman of the Jackman Water District, Corporator of Skowhegan Savings Bank, Vice-president of Northern Woods Logging Association, Member of Keystone Masonic Lodge #80 Solon ME and Skowhegan Council. What Glenn will be most remembered for is his sense of humor, quick wit, ability to have fun, love of fishing and hunting and especially his generosity, not only to his family but to those in need. Those he has known in his 81 years were etched colorfully and completely in his mind. He had such amazing stories of another era with characters weaved throughout. The result was always a vivid tapestry of a life so different from ours now, yet so full and rich of another time, a time now gone by. Glenn was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Helena (Veilleux) Lumbert; mother-in-law, Eva (Labonte)Veilleux Toberman; fathers-in-law, Alfred Veilleux and George Toberman; brothers, Clinton, Edward and Floyd; sister, Florence LaBelle; brothers-in-law, Alfred Veilleux, Leo Veilleux and Dick Goldrup; and sister-in-law, Ida Goldrup. He will be especially missed by his 4 children: Charlene Lumbert Bisson of Westbrook, ME, Lu Ann (Brian) Bolster, of Mercer, ME, Ernold (Carolyne Surma) Lumbert of Solon, ME, and Perrin Joel Glenn Lumbert of Lewiston, ME; grandchildren, Amanda (Robert) Morrissette, James T. (Joann) Bisson, Misty Dawn Bowman, Nathan (Lynn) Bustard, Aaron (Melissa) Bolster, Amy (Craig) Crommett, Alan (Danielle) Bolster, Shawn (Heather Bean) Surma, Cora Lumbert, Alicia (Jon Pouliot) Lumbert, Timothy (Katie Goodale) Lumbert and Glenn Allen Lumbert; he loved and was loved by his 18 precious and loving great-grandchildren; sister, Jean (Arthur) LaBelle, brother, Perry (Gaetaine) Lumbert; sisters-in-law, Theda Lumbert, Priscilla Lumbert and Marcelle Lumbert; brother-in-law, Herman LaBelle, sisters-in-law, Marie Anne (Leo Paul) Boudreau, Margaret Veilleux, and Rollande Veilleux; and many nieces and nephews who were also an important part of his life. Glenn and his wife Helena also had numerous valued lifelong friendships. We wish to thank Dr. Raphael Bueno of Dana Farber Cancer Center and Brigham and Womans Hospital for his expertise, which allowed Glenn to have 15 more special years with his family. Also, thank you to MaineGeneral Hospice Care, and especially Jessie for her gentle touch when gentle touch meant so much. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you spend time with someone wise in age and experience. Give them your ear, travel down memory lane with them. Enjoy the twinkle in their eye as they look back with fondness at their story. To honor Glenn’s request there will be no service or burial. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Lawry Brothers, 107 Main Street, Fairfield, ME. You are welcome to post comments and pictures at his Legacy website page.