Edwin B. Nida

CHEBEAGUE ISLAND -- Edwin B. Nida, better known as Bounce, passed away on March 22, 2010. As he wished, all of his children, Eric, Ken, Don, Katy, Jessica and his dear sister-in-law Cathy Jarratt were with him. Shortly before his death, Dad was able to say goodbye to his beloved sister and brother, Priscilla Ferrelli and Carlton Nida.

Bounce was born on Chebeague Island on June 21, 1933. His family lived in Portland during the winters and spent summers on the island. Dad spent his 20s fishing, lobstering, poaching and raising hell. In his 30s, he married Judy and their family quickly grew. After retiring from the Post Office, Dad was happy to return to lobstering. Dad's favorite things in life were his family, going to camp and playing cribbage.

In Bounce's honor we will be having a 'mug up' at the parish house on Chebeague Island, Saturday, March 27, at 1 p.m. Please come prepared to share stories. For transportation to the Cousins Island Parking lot in Yarmouth please refer to the C.T.C. web site: www.chebeaguetrans.com. For questions regarding these arrangements, please contact Don at 207-232-3357.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:

Community Hospice House
210 Naticook Rd.
Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054