Calvin Andrews Sr

March 11, 1935
- June 21, 2008

ATKINSON - Calvin Andrews Sr., a farmer from Atkinson, died June 21, 2008, surrounded by his family in Dover-Foxcroft. With the help of our mother, Dad fought a long, hard battle against Progressive Supernuclear Palsy, PSP. Born March 11, 1935, in Calais, Dad spent his earliest years in Robbinston. In 1945 the family moved to Atkinson, where Dad would spend the rest of his life raising his family and growing potatoes. He graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 1955 and served on various farm boards, including the Maine Potato Board. He was also a former selectman for the town of Atkinson. Dad worked for many years for the B&A Railroad, though his former workmates tell me he spent most of his time dreaming up practical jokes. He was a carpenter and along with his wife, made some beautiful heirlooms for his children. But what Dad really loved was to grow potatoes. He couldn't wait to take that first peek at a hill of potatoes and cook up those first small round whites for lunch. Dad's idea of fun was taking his wife and dog, jumping in the car and scoping out other farmers' fields of potatoes. In later years he anticipated the arrival of the whole family to help with "pick your own" day. Calvin was predeceased by his parents, Ivor and Thelma (Carle); his stepmother, Phyllis (Tupper); as well as a sister, Patricia McCorrison. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Richards; brother, Basil and "almost twin" sister, Sara Harvey; his children; his namesake, Bim and his wife, Debbie, and their children, Jenny and Joe Baker and Calvin III and his friend, Sarah; his daughters, "Ann" and Mike Comeau and their children, Katie and Robert Arritt and Liza, Tracey and Gary MacPheters and their children, Amanda and Travis, and Bonnie and Scott Wilson and their children, Brenden and Logan; his great-grandchildren, Rachael and Jacob Baker; his faithful companion, Tater; and the love his life, his wife of 53 years, Rita. Remember Dad, "Just one more row, then we are done."

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