Edwin Fulton Dunbar


Edwin Fulton Dunbar

Edwin “Honest Ed” Dunbar, passed away on Oct. 10, 2018, at the Seaport Village Healthcare facility in Ellsworth. He was born on Nov. 27, 1935, in Manset, the son of John and Dorothy (Ellis) Dunbar and attended Pemetic High School in Southwest Harbor.

Edwin was a very hard-working man and “Jack of all trades” throughout his entire life, starting with the Stanley Fisheries in Manset. Never an idle man, Edwin also worked for the John Lawler Paint Co., was a mechanic at Gordon and White’s Garage, and a carpenter for Kenny Hutchins until he retired, in addition to numerous part-time jobs.

He enjoyed many years of camping, boating and traveling with his wife, Carolyne, and best friends, Dick and Ruth Butler, and Spide and Sandra Murphy. He will always be remembered by his family, many friends and co-workers for his daily pranks and colorful stories, including asking all his grandchildren if they wanted a “purple pony for Christmas.”

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Carolyne Dunbar of Southwest Harbor, daughter Wanda McLaughlin and husband, Bobby, daughter Doreen Graves and husband, Alan, daughter Susan Dunbar and partner Shawn Stanley, son Mark Dunbar and wife Selena, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters Gertrude Gascon, Joyce Kenney, Pauline Moody and brother Guy Dunbar. He was predeceased by his sister, Charlotte Lawson, and two brothers, Ralph and Johnny Dunbar.

Edwin’s surviving family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Seaport Village Healthcare facility and Maine Hospice for their thoughtful care and compassion in taking care of Edwin in his final years.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Mount Height Cemetery in Southwest Harbor. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held at Harbor Ridge Resort, Freeman Ridge Road, Southwest Harbor.

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