DAVID JOHN NILES

David John Niles “Dave” of Baileyville, born on July 14, 1960 in Calais, the son of Janet (Wheelock) Niles and the late William Henry Niles Jr., passed away after a long courageous battle with leukemia on September 21, 2014 with his loving family by his side.

He was predeceased by his oldest brother William (Billy) Arthur Niles on August 21, 2011.

David was raised in Cooper, Maine until he was a young boy at the old family property. He lived in or around the area the rest of his life. He was the fifth of six children. He worked as a carpenter by trade most of his life and a jack of all trades as well.

He loved his family and especially his son D.J. and his grandchildren.

Daved loved to laugh and share stories and jokes with the family. He was always a free spirit. He loved motorcycles (Harleys) and owned one once. He loved the outdoors and nature. He enjoyed watching eagles fish and soar through the sky. He was an avid collector of anything with an eagle on it.

Dave had such a kind soul that even while he was battling his more than two year fight, he always made time to help others.

He will be remembered fondly for his kind heart, his bright blue eyes that smiled and admired for t\his tremendous determination. He will be missed dearly by his family and all who knew him.

“Soar beyond the storm, above the clouds, like an eagle, Dave.”

David is survived by his loving son David John (D.J.) Bosworth of Calais, grandchildren Madison and Taylor, mother Janet Niles & stepfather John Haley of Alexander; brothers Kenneth (Ken) Niles and his wife Lois of Calais; Dana Niles and his wife Betty Lou of Alexander; Michael (Mike) Niles and his wife Justina of Alexander; sister Debra (Deb) Demmons and her husband Joel (Joe) of Calais; sister-in-law Laurie Niles of Baileyville, several special nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, girlfriend Sarah Willette and her family of Calais. Special friends Timmy, Francis & Debbie, Sally and Dave’s faithful companion Chico.

Committal service was held at the Cooper Cemetery on October 4 at 11:00 a.m. for family and close friends. Rev. Keith Moody officiating.