Gerald Edgar Fils Letourneau, 84, passed away at Cedar Ridge Center, Skowhegan on December 7, 2011 with his family at his side. He was born in Winslow on January 12, 1927, the son of Edgar and Evalina Roy. During his first years, his family moved to Waterville he was the first baby Baptised at St. John's Church in Winslow. He attended Waterville schools. He left school in the 9th grade to work to help his parents. He had worked at Lockwood Duchess Co. until it closed in 1955. Gerald went to work at Wirthmore feeds until 1967 when Agway Inc. took over and worked until his retirement in 1989. He did continue working there part time until 1995. He was well liked and respected by his many friends and customers. He was known as the "birdman", making bird houses for his feathered friends. He enjoyed woodworking. He was the owner of Gerry's Gun Shop and Woodworking Shop. He was an avid ice fisherman as well as a summer fisherman at his camp on Webber Pond. He served in the Maine State Guard, and was a member of the Sportsmen Association of Maine and also belonged to the NRA. He was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in his young adult years. He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Mary Margurite Perry Letourneau; his mother; father; sister, Lorette Letourneau Stearns; brothers-in-law, Virgil Stearns and Richard Etchie; godchild, Victoria Perry; nephews, Michael and Phillip Perry. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Anne Letourneau Pelotte; grandchildren, Timothy Pelotte and fianc, Debra Jollotta, Irene Stinson and special friend, Scott Richards, Anthony Pelotte and wife Jaime; six great-grandchildren, Cody and Shawna Pelotte, Jacob Stinson, Zachary Dionne, Lucas and Trevor Pelotte; a special step-grandchild, Jaimie Jollotta; sister, Gloria Etchie; brother, Vincent Letourneau and wife Doris; brother and sister-in-law, William and Irene Burke; sister-in-law, Shirley Perry. Thank you goes to Dr. Teresa Farrington, Kathy and Jill for all their kindness and care to him. A very special thank you to Cedar Ridge Center in Skowhegan where everyone at this facility were welcoming, helpful and always had a hug when needed; the numerous people with smiles greeting us on our visits from the Administration, Nurses, Caretakers as well as the residents, Kitchen, housekeeping, laundry, the entire staff who are too many to list. Gerald's family thanks you all so very much. Visiting hours will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Sat., Dec. 10, 2011 at the Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame, 112 Silver St., Waterville. Committal prayers and burial will follow in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove St., Waterville. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Cedar Ridge Center, Activities Fund, 23 Cedar Ridge Dr., Skowhegan, ME 04976 or to the American Lung Assoc. of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330.