Donald W. Wormell

Portland, ME - Donald William Wormell died suddenly at home on December 28, 2018 with his wife by his side.


Don was a larger than life person with a wonderful laugh that would make his friends and family laugh with him. He was a paramedic by trade but a woodworker by love, a skill he learned at his father’s side growing up. Family and friends were important to him and he loved to help with their projects. Many of his friends have something in their home that Don built, from a small table to a complete kitchen, a lasting legacy to his skills.


Don was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick on May 8, 1961. He attended a community college in St. John, NB but found his calling when he went to Daytona Community College and became a paramedic.


He worked for United Ambulance for 32 years and found an EMS family that stood by him for years. He recently worked at Eldridge Lumber doing kitchen design and loved the new friends and support he found there.


Don is survived by, Elizabeth Delano, his loving wife of 28 years, parents Eugene and Minnie Wormell, sister Lynda Swan and her husband Doug Swan, nephews, Justin and Jason Swan, mother in law, Virginia Delano and sister in law June Delano.


There will be no memorial service, but a celebration of his life will be held this summer at the cottage on the lake that he loved so well. His departure leaves a hole that will be impossible to fill but he will live in our hearts forever.



0 #6 Steve and Trish Four 2019-01-09 14:09
Dear, Liz,
We are so very sorry to hear of Don's passing. We look forward to celebrating him this summer. If there's anything we can do....please don't hesitate to ask.
0 #5 Janet Lund 2019-01-02 15:42
Liz, my condolences on the loss of your husband. My heart goes out to you as you start to adjust to life without your love. Sending healing prayers and hugs to you.
0 #4 Cheryl Munn-Watley 2018-12-31 20:55

I am so very, very sorry for the loss of your soul mate. You and Don had such a special bond. I remember how his eyes lit up whenever spoke of or saw you! And that laugh... he so quickly could have everyone laughing with him.

Hugs, Hope, and Love, my friend.
0 #3 Heather Nickerson 2018-12-31 17:33
Liz, I can't remember when I saw you last, but I know when we see each other again, it will be like no time has passed. Words can't express how I feel for your loss, my heart aches for you. Don was a wonderful amn who will be kept alive in everyone's memories and stories.
0 #2 Susan Pettingill 2018-12-31 16:08
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Liz. Such a special person and will be missed by all who knew him. We love you.
0 #1 Dale and Patty Mills 2018-12-30 22:52
To the family of Donnie Wormell......Ve ry sorry to hear of the passing of Donnie.
Dale and Patty Mills
St StephenNB

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