Calais - Gordon Cecil Moreside, 79, passed away at home on December 11, 2014. Cecil was born in Baring, ME on March 29, 1935 to Freda L. McCray. Cecil was raised in Baring by his grandparents James “Edward” and Annie E. Moreside.

Cecil worked at Georgia-Pacific in Baileyvile, ME for 34 years, retiring in 1997. Cecil loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping. Cecil also loved singing and playing his guitar, which he demonstrated at many functions.

Cecil was an active member and held offices with many organizations, some of which included Anah & Luxor Shriners, St. Croix Lodge #46 AF & AM, Happy Gang Senior Citizens, St. Croix Wanderers and the Calais Regional Hospital and Methodist Homes Board of Directors to name a few.

In addition to his mother and his grandparents, Cecil was predeceased by his infant son, Phillip Douglas, stepfather Edward A. McCray and brother Charles E. McCray.

Cecil is survived by his wife of 55 years Margaret “Irene” Taylor Moreside; his son C. Edward Moreside and two daughters Suzanne M. Morrison and Shelly L. Bodkin and her husband Michael. Six grandchildren: Chad E. Moreside; Samantha E. Arsenault and her husband, Jamie; Randy “Bubba” J. Morrison and his partner, Tony C. Potter; Michael A. Bodkin and his wife Elizabeth; James P. Moreside; and Tiffany I Anthony and her husband, Brandon. Three great-children Quinn T. and Emery J. Aresenault and Jaxson C. Moreside. Siblings Patsy L. Hill and her husband Earl; Chester E. McCray and his wife Shirley; Barbara L. Hickok and her husband Tom; Jill M. Hamilton and her husband Lyle; several in-laws, nieces and nephews. Special friends Larry W. Gillespie, Hollis A. McGlauflin, Floyd A. McGlinchey and Ronnie Wallace.

Cecil will also be sadly missed by his domesticated companion, Daisy.

The family invites relatives and friends to share in conversation and refreshments at the Second Baptist Church in Calais, ME on December 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, Cecil wished to have donations made to Calais Regional Hospital or a charity of one’s choice.