2018-01-05 / Obituaries

Allan Moir

Allan Kenneth Moir, 63, of Kennebunkport, died Sunday evening, Dec. 24, 2017 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on May 20, 1954, a son of George Allan Moir and Elise Marie (Toomey) Moir.

Allan grew up in Upton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School.

Training to be a machinist, he worked for Bay State Abrasives in Westborough, Massachusetts. He then took a job as a plant operator with the Upton Sewer Department. While in Upton, he also learned the demanding and rewarding job of firefighter and EMT, working with the Upton Fire Department.

In 1977, he met his future wife, the former Donna Lee Carpenter, on a blind date. They were married on Sept. 7, 1977, and celebrated their 40th anniversary earlier this year.

Allan and Donna moved to Maine in 1981 when Allan was hired by the Kennebunkport Wastewater Department.

He became a well-respected member of the Washington Hose Company and, in 2010, was hired as chief of the Kennebunkport Fire Department, a position in which he was serving at the time of his death.

He was well loved by his firefighters, never asking them to do something he wouldn’t do.

Allan was also the proprietor of K-Port Divers. He taught SCUBA, tended moorings and performed boat and ice rescues. When not working, he enjoyed being on his boat, hunting, fishing, and yardwork, ensuring Donna’s garden was ready to plant.

He was an Eagle Scout and also held his private pilot’s license.

In addition to his parents, Allan was predeceased by a brother, John Moir.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Donna Lee Moir of Kennebunkport; a brother, Andy Moir of Surry, Maine; two sisters, Elise Elbrecht of Lake Peekskill, New York, and Denise Smith of Upton; nieces and nephews Andrew and Thomas Elbrecht, Amanda and Amber Moir, Cameron and Madeline Smith.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Kennebunkport Village Fire Department, 32 North St., Kennebunkport.

Allan and his family would be honored if one would consider a donation to KEMS, PO Box 460B, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 in his memory.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Allan’s Book of Memories page at www.bibberfuneral.com.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

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