Donald T. Wescott

SIDNEY – Donald T. Wescott, 86, of Sidney died Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. He was born July 22, 1934 in Meriden, Conn., the son of Donald L. and Iva (Tracy) Wescott

He was a graduate of Meriden High School and a 1958 graduate of Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., with a degree in business administration and commissioned 2nd Lt. U.S. Army. In 1965, he continued his education at University of Maine Orono, earning a teaching degree in physical education and kinesiology.

Don was a high school teacher and football coach at Newburyport, Mass.;Stearns High School, Millinocket, Maine; Croton-Harmon High School, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; and Messalonskee High School, Oakland, Maine.

An avid outdoorsman, Don enjoyed fly fishing, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing. But it was competitive canoeing that filled his later life. He competed in races all over the U.S. and Canada. He felt honored to be named “Ten Canoes” by canoists in the Penobscot Nation. Don was proud of his canoeing, his downeast heritage, and his family. His little piece of “Heaven on Earth” was the family camp on Pleasant Lake, above Patten, Maine.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly (Suedmeyer) Wescott; a daughter, Jennifer L. Hickey and husband Colin of Waterville, three sons, Kyle T. Wescott and wife Donna of Waterville, Stephen M. Wescott and partner Deborah Kelley of Winthrop, and Jon D. Wescott and wife Larissa of Lions Bay, British Columbia, Can. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Casey P. Wescott of Belgrade, Melissa N. Wescott of Aubrey, Texas, Benjamin I. Hickey and Jacob C. Hickey of New Orleans, La., Keaton D. Wescott and Elena C. Wescott of Lions Bay, British Columbia, Can.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no public service.

The family would like to thank Tammy Voisine, LSW care manager of the Kennebec County Community Care Team, Peg Soucy and Laura Parker, RN, of Elder Care Planning Solutions, the medical and hospice staff of MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, and the staff of Heritage Rehab and Living Center in Winthrop.

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at https://www.gallantfh.com/

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