Cyrus Doore

Obituary of Cyrus H. Doore

Dover-Foxcroft - Cyrus Hall Doore died at his residence shortly before sunrise on May 18, 2021, one day after his 79th birthday. His death marks both the conclusion of a complicated struggle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and the beginning of his everlasting life with His Savior. Cyrus was born in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine on May 17, 1942 to Merna (Sawyer) and Harland Doore. He grew up on the family’s farm in Garland, Maine, the middle child of five. The life lessons he learned during his childhood years served him well throughout his lifetime. Both of his parents were hardworking, industrious people who tirelessly worked to provide for their children. Cyrus was a reflection of his mother’s warmth, generosity and unassuming, patient temperament. He inherited his father’s prowess as a craftsman working beside him and further developing his interests in carpentry, plumbing, construction, electrical and mechanical work. That Cyrus was gifted in these areas is an understatement; he could conceptualize, design and build almost anything he could imagine whether it was for his employment or for his home. His career began in the weave room at Guilford of Maine and later on he joined and retired from Pride Manufacturing as a Machinist. He was a valuable employee and when Pride Manufacturing expanded operations in Wisconsin, they sent Cyrus to assist in establishing the new plant because not only could he do the work, he could teach the tasks to others so they could replicate what needed to be done. It was at a sliding party that Cyrus met the young woman who would become his wife. Red-headed Gail was talkative and feisty and Cyrus was quiet and shy; their complimentary styles were the perfect fit for them throughout all of their marriage. Individually they were great, as a couple they were extraordinary. Together, they raised two sons. Cyrus taught his sons many of the same skills his father had taught him and the three of them worked on building the home the family moved to in 1979. He and Brent worked together on numerous projects through the years enjoying the quality time, the sharing of ideas and fruit of their hard work. He was a proud observer of his son Joel’s wrestling meets and football games. As the patriarch of a young family, Cyrus who was entering his thirties began to contemplate some of his previously held beliefs about the afterlife. Approximately a decade earlier, he had become aware of his wife’s great aunt’s ceaseless daily prayers for him to become saved. Now, after reading the Late Great Planet Earth, Cyrus chose to accept Jesus Christ as his Personal Savior and he and his wife determined to raise their sons with faith as the foundation of their family. One of his greatest legacies was his in-depth conversations about the Bible. He was a teacher at heart and was willing to answer any question whether you were new in your faith or you were passionate in your convictions. As he learned to walk in faith, he became involved within his church community and has been an elder for decades. He has taught adult Sunday school classes and, on some occasions, has preached the Sunday sermon. Whether you joined his family by birth, adoption, foster care, marriage, friendship or by way of his church, he gave you the best of himself. He was sought out by many for his sound counsel. Always, he could be counted on to listen without judgement. He was incredibly generous with his time. He was keenly perceptive of the gifts people have been blessed with and in talking with you about them made you feel like your gifts were precious treasures that were to be used with purpose and intention. He chose to see the good in people and was always willing to help people find their way back to the path when they stumbled. Cyrus had many interests. He read his Bible daily and loved to listen to the old hymns, finding solace and hope in each. He loved a game of pool and had several friends as well as family who liked to “take him on” for a game or two. He enjoyed operating his own business for years, Haven Shingles, and was appreciative of his many satisfied customers. He took gardening to a new level by raising the garden beds, installing a watering system and fencing the beds off in a manner that even the craftiest of deer could not penetrate, this system yielding so much produce that many family and friends benefitted from the yearly “crops.” His quick wit and banter were a sign of his affection for you. Not a fan of superficial chatter, Cyrus enjoyed robust discussion or debate around meaningful topics. Of all his accomplishments, Cyrus was most proud of his family. Cyrus is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Gail (Hewett) Doore of Dover-Foxcroft, his oldest son, Brent and his wife, Stephanie, of Guilford, his youngest son, Joel and his wife Tami, of Barrington, NH; grandchildren, Jacob and his wife, Brianna, of Standish, Jeremy of Standish, Christopher and his wife, Christina, of Dover, NH, Courtney, Spencer and Samuel of Barrington, NH; as well as two sisters, Rosa-Lee Dow and her husband, Robert, of Dover-Foxcroft, Mary-Lou Davis and her husband Wade of Parkman; a brother Freeman and his wife, Kathy, of Barnard; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents, his brother, Merle, an infant brother, Earle, whom he never had the chance to know in this lifetime and a special nephew, Daniel. During his final days, Cyrus’ faith in his salvation was an enormous source of comfort and peace for him. As he watched his family come to the realization that these were his final days on earth, he offered uplifting encouragement to them with a reassuring smile and a simple sentence, “It’s all good.” We will greatly miss his presence but rejoice that his suffering has ended and that a glorious, new chapter has begun for him. A celebration of life memorial service and luncheon will be held at Grace Bible Church, 40 Douty Hill Road in Sangerville on May 28 at 2:00PM. The family suggests that in lieu of floral arrangements, folks consider making a donation to the Grace Bible Church in Sangerville, Maine in memory of Cyrus. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed and a complete obituary can be viewed at

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Friday, May 28, 2021
Grace Bible Church
40 Douty Hill Road
Sangerville, Maine, United States
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