Donald “Donny” Whitehouse, 70, died at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House on June
19, 2020. He was born in Portland, Me on July 24, 1949 to Harvey and Margaret Whitehouse.
Don “Chucky,” who received many nicknames throughout his life, was a passionate
outdoorsman who loved to fish and stir up trouble. Don was an amazing dancer since childhood;
he kept his boogie going long after his body would have liked him to quit. By trade, Don was a
Cobbler, he worked for several shoe manufacturers in Southern Maine.
Don loved and antagonized with equal zeal, he could insight people to feel just as
strongly towards him, often both at the same time. Despite being hard-headed and loving nothing
more than a good fight, he was also someone who acted selflessly when anyone was in need and
even though sometimes, he had very little, he would offer what he had to others.
To those who loved him, he left us much too soon, but he lived his life on his terms no
matter the consequences. He would often say, “If I’d known I would live this long I would have
taken better care of myself!” but he lived the life he wanted to live and he did not regret the
choices he made, even while wishing for more time to spend with his family and friends.
Donny’s memory is treasured by; his long-time partner and friend, Roselynd Trudeau, his
loving daughter Robin Whitehouse, brother, John T. Whitehouse and his wife Nancy, sister,
Kimberly Spear and her husband Ronald, sister-in-law Nidena Whitehouse, nephews, Michael
and John and nieces, Jodi and Kerry. Donny was predeceased by his brother, Michael Whitehouse, his parents and his
daughter, Jennifer Waters.
It is a relief to us all that he is no longer in pain and can finally rest, but he wasn’t much
for peace so we can only hope that he brought the party with him, wherever he is. In lieu of
flowers, please consider donating to the Maine Youth Fish & Game Association in Stillwater,
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