Calvin La Forrest Stinson Jr.


Calvin La Forrest Stinson Jr., known to many as Trug, passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2019, with family members by his side. He was born Feb. 3, 1928, at Stinson Hospital in Bangor.

He studied at public schools in Prospect Harbor before attending and graduating from Higgins Classical Institute in 1946. He then went on to study business at the University of Maine at Orono, graduating in 1949.

Cal was then drafted to serve in the Korean War from 1951-1952. He returned to Prospect Harbor, where he worked in the family business, serving as both president and treasurer until its sale in 1990.

Cal spent many years bowling with friends on the Herring Chokers Team in Ellsworth. He golfed avidly at both White Birches and Jordan River country clubs. His major love was trap shooting, which he began doing with his dad during the end of high school. He excelled at it and traveled the country competing in year-round events. He was inducted into the Maine State Sports Hall of Fame (1993), then inducted into the National Trapshooting Hall of Fame (2013) and finally into the newly created Maine State Trapshooting Hall of Fame (2018).

Cal will be remembered for being a jokester, for his sense of humor and for being a gentleman, but mostly for that smile and mischievous twinkle in his eye.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ilene Stinson; children, Susan and spouse George Field of Savannah, Texas; Lisa and spouse Randy McLain of Orrington; Joanne and spouse Beth Cormier of Raymond; and Mike and spouse Martha Stinson of Alexandria, Va.; grandchildren, Jordan (Devin Fitzpatrick), Meghan (Kevin Schwenk), Kyle (Meagan Dearborn), Cade Stinson and Elena Stinson; great-grandchildren, Beckett Fitzpatrick, Abaigeal Fitzpatrick and Parker Schwenk; brother, Charles Stinson and brother-in-law Arnold Francis; many nieces and nephews and their families. He is now at peace with his family who went before him; parents, Calvin Sr. and Marion Stinson; sisters, Eva and husband, Carl Wight and daughter, Ellen; Ida and husband, Richard Trenholm; Joyce and husband, Dana Stratton, and Lou Ann Francis; sister-in-law, Orice Stinson; and especially son, Stephen Stinson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Oct. 18, 2019, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Interment will be private at the Prospect Harbor Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Stephen J. Stinson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Mike Stinson, 3006 Bryan St., Alexandria, VA 22302 or the Dorcas Library, P.O. Box 167, Prospect Harbor, ME 04669.

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