Philip Alison Trask

SOUTH CHINA – Philip Alison Trask, 76, passed away at home on May 16, 2024.

The youngest of five children, Phil was born on Oct. 30, 1947 during the Bar Harbor Fire of 1947, to parents C. Orville and Esther (Moore) Trask. He grew up in the village of Bernard on Mount Desert Island and graduated from Pemetic High School in1966. Phil went on to earn an Associate Degree from EMVTI (now known as Eastern Maine Community College).

Following graduation, Phil began his career as a draftsman for the Department of Transportation in the State of Maine where he eventually retired in 2005 as a senior right of way draftsman.

On Aug. 19, 1972, Phil married his soulmate, Donna Gurney and the two settled in South China.

Phil remained active throughout his life and enjoyed going to the gym, cross country skiing, riding his bicycle, gardening, and woodworking. An eye for detail, all admired his scaled models of sailing vessels, especially his father’s lobster boat, the Esther II.

He will be remembered for his quiet and gentle disposition and his exceptional hugs.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Donna Trask; his siblings Muriel Davisson, George “Bud” Trask, C. Brian Trask, and Emmy Trask-Eaton and her spouse, Jim Eaton; eight nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held for family at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Rd., Windsor, ME 04363. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared by visiting

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Philip’s name may be made to:

American Diabetes Association at

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