Joseph Florian Jacques\r\nJuly 25, 1931 - July 17, 2019\r\nWaterville - Joseph "Flo" Jacques, 87, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born on July 25, 1931 in Waterville, the son of Arthur Jacques and Noella (Hallee) Jacques. \r\nFlo graduated from Waterville Sr. High in 1951 with high honors. \r\nHe began his career in 1946 at the young age of 15 when he began working at Mt. Merici as a groundskeeper. He then moved on to work at Montgomery Ward throughout his high school years. In 1951 he began working for Scott Paper as a crane and boat operator. Flo was later drafted for the Army in 1952 and served as a Corporal in South Korea, during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1954. He returned home to continue his career at Scott Paper where he worked for a combined 13 years. \r\nFlo found his niche when he began working at Houle's Plumbing and Heating in 1964, where he became a master plumber and eventually assumed the role of Vice President. He remained at Houle's, for 39 years until he retired in July of 2003 at the age of 71. His work ethic and professionalism were highly regarded by those who knew him. \r\nFlo was a kind and gentle man who enjoyed gardening and tending his fruit trees. He always shared the fruits of his labor with family, friends and neighbors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his entire life and was a true outdoorsman. He loved spending time at the camp that he and his brother Fern built on a plot of land. It's a quiet, peaceful place in Sidney where he enjoyed picking fiddleheads, cutting and hauling fire wood, and walking through the woods. He spent countless hours at the woodstove there cooking his special camp potatoes and onions always accompanied by more than enough steak to share with everyone. He was a skilled carpenter and craftsman. He had a unique ability to fix or build almost anything. He took great pride in sharing his knowledge with all that knew him; especially his son-in-law Dan. Dan truly held a special place in his heart; the son he never had. \r\nHe is survived by his wife Nancy of 61 years, daughter Brenda and her husband Daniel Saucier of Waterville, daughter Kimberly Hood of Fairfield; 3 grandchildren, Britney Michaud and her husband Jacob, Kaeli Hood and Noah Hood; and two great grandchildren, Cody and Carly Michaud. \r\nHe is also survived by his sister Lorraine Cook of Winslow and sister-in-law Jeanne Jacques of Waterville.\r\nFlo was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Noella; his brothers, Fernand and Richard and sister-in-law Germaine. \r\nA Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, July 26, at 11am at Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville. A private burial ceremony will be held at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook can be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com. \r\nIn lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Joseph's name to support veterans of Maine through Disabled American Veterans - Local Chapter: DAV of Maine, PO Box 3415 Augusta, ME 04330.