Edward M. Cousins, “Ed” or “Sonny” know by many, age 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 16, 2019, at the Gosnell House in Scarborough, surrounded by his family. He was born July 5, 1934, in Otisfeld, the son of Gladys and Howard (Kimball) Cousins.
On May 19, 1956 he married the love of his life, Barbara E Spiller. They were married for 61 years. They lived in Buxton, Bolsters Mills, Scarborough, and finally in Westbrook. Right after they were married, he was drafted to the Koren War where he was in the Signal Core for the Army. He worked for Hannaford Bros. from 1955-1990.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In 1953 he qualified for the Biggest Bucks Club with having a deer that weighed in at 220 lbs.
After retirement Sonny and Barbara traveled with many dear friends; this was a highlight in life for him. Sonny always said that he will never forget all the great memories that were made.
He was a devoted husband, father, and Papa! He loved spending time with his four grandsons. With having two daughters he thought for sure he would have granddaughters. But he was blessed with grandsons. They all meant the world to him. He loved when they came to visit to tell him how their day was going. They all loved his stories of hunting and fishing and all the crazy things he did as a young boy. They could listen to him for hours. All of the grandsons feel they would not be who they are today without their Papa and Nana. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and his family and friends. He worked hard, played hard and lived Life to the fullest!
He is survived by his daughter Donna Davis and husband Ken of Westbrook, daughter Cindy Reny and husband Lance of Monmouth; grandson Brandon Lund and Girlfriend Adrienne Henderson of Westbrook, grandson Ryan Lund and girlfriend Cortney Martineau of Hollis, grandson Joshua Reny of Monmouth, grandson Andrew Reny of Monmouth; great-grandson Bradley Reny of Monmouth; sister Judy Schultz and husband Thomas of Astatula, Fla., brother Philip Cousins and wife Emma of Arab, Ala.; very special son-in-law E. Vincent Lund; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife Barbara E Cousins; parents Gladys and Howard Cousins; brother Chester Cousins, sister June Bishop, and sister Debbie Angwin.
A celebration of life will be held at the Spurr’s Corner Church, 1005 Me Route-121, Otisfield, on Saturday February 2, 2019, at 11:00 am with reception downstairs to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074 and Westbrook Fire Dept., Engine 3 Prides Corner, C/O Westbrook Fire Dept, 570 Main St., Westbrook, ME 04092.