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The Gander Brook Christian Camp family is mourning the death of Cecil D. Perkins, a beloved figure to generations at the Maine camp.
Camp director Shawn Daggett shared the news:
Cecil D. Perkins, camp counselor, waterfront director, bus driver and beloved friend to Gander Brook Christian Camp died sometime during the weekend of January 7-8. He was 58 years old.
Cecil began volunteering for this residential camp serving northern New England in 1973, and returned every summer, with only a couple of exceptions since. Over the last 38 years there have only been two or three years that Cecil wasn’t able to attend and offer his services to the young people of the Northeast.
During the school year Cecil taught Junior High science in the Memphis City schools, but his summers were spent blessing the camp. Cecil’s presence, personality, example, and generosity have been so influential to Gander Brook, that it is impossible to speak of one without thinking of the other.
A memorial service will be held at the White Station Church of Christ in Memphis, at 2:00 p.m., Saturday January 14, 2012.
Memorial donations to Gander Brook Christian Camp may be made by sending them to:
Gander Brook Christian Camp
217 Hovey Road
Houlton, ME 04730
Read The Christian Chronicle’s 2008 feature on the crucial role that Gander Brook plays among New England churches.
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