YARMOUTH — Timothy Wayne VanDine, 54, died at home Dec. 16, surrounded by family after a brief, but aggressive, battle with cancer.

VanDine was born in Portland on Oct. 15, 1958, the youngest son of Pauline (Murchie) and Frank VanDine and attended Buxton schools before enlisting in the U.S. Army, where he specialized in aircraft recognition.

VanDine willingly, and happily, used his gifts and talents to help others, from his hometown in Yarmouth to the people at Safe Passage, in Guatemala. He was a self-employed contractor who loved what he did.

VanDine married Lisa Christiansen Corey in 2003. His loving ways and gentle spirit fueled an unshakeable devotion to his new wife and her daughters, Jennifer and Sabrina. The installation of a Danish wood stove in their home was symbolic of his pride, commitment, and care for his family – their comfort was paramount.

He is survived by his wife of almost 10 years, Lisa Corey, of Yarmouth; his daughter, Lisa (VanDine) Tillyer; his granddaughter, Lilly; and his son-in-law, John Tillyer, of Biddeford; his stepdaughters, Jennifer and Sabrina and her fiance, Travis Ouellette, all of Yarmouth; his brother, David VanDine, of Standish; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Diane, of Memphis; his sister-in-law, Carol, of Yarmouth; and his brother-in-law, Paul, of Yarmouth; as well as many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service and celebration of his life were held Dec. 23 at First Baptist Church in Yarmouth, with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall. Interment will be at Cousins Island Cemetery in the spring 2013. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: http://www.lendtimahand.com or mailed to: Tim VanDine Cancer Fund, c/o. TD Bank, One Portland Square, Portland, ME 04010 to help with funeral expenses and extraordinary medical expenses.

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