Gordon Turner Trower


CUMBERLAND - Gordon Turner Trower, 82, of Chebeague Island and

Montreal died Tuesday at The Highland in Topsham.


He was born in Montreal, a son of William Kemp and Emily Fraser Trower,

attended Montreal schools and Tabor Academy in Massachusetts.


Mr. Trower served in the Canadian Grenedier Guards in England during World

War II.


After the war, he established Trower Realty Company in Westmount, Quebec.


His true love was for Chebeague Island, where he spent every summer from

childhood until he became a year-round resident in 1970.


He was an avid sailor and in his youth he sailed his boat from Montreal to Maine.

He participated in the Monhegan Island races for many years.


Mr. Trower was a past commodore and co-founder of the Chebeague Island

Yacht Club, former director of the Chebeague Island Transportation Company,

Chebeague Island Golf and Tennis Club and the Chebeague Island Grange.


He was known for his unique sense of humor and enthusiasm for painting,

photography and his Scottish heritage.


He married Margaret McPhee in 1941. She died in 1989.


Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leon (Jennifer) Hamilton of Chebeague Island

and Mrs. Charles (Martha) Rasoll of Topsham; a granddaughter, Jessica Fleck of

Seattle and a grandson, Benjamin Jackson of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Chebeague Island United

Methodist Chruch with the Rev. Robert Leon officiating. Burial will follow in

Chebeague Island Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, 1

Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.

(copied from the Portland Press Herald Online 11/25/98)