Harland E. Lebel

Bowdoin-Harland "Pokie" E. Lebel, 84, passed away after a brief illness Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

He was born on February 18, 1939 in Augusta the son of Helen "Nellie" and Arthur Lebel.

Pokie owned and operated Lebel Bro's Excavation since the 70's, retiring in 2005.  He enjoyed playing pool and is in the Billiards Hall of Fame for Maine.  He also enjoyed motorcycle riding and working on cars.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Arthur "Jimmy" Lebel, grandson Jesse Dearborn  and great granddaughter Lillian Smith. Pokie is survived by daughters Debra Gray of Richmond, Marie Deforge of Argyle Township, son Les Dearborn and wife Brenda of Gardiner, Donna Dionne and husband Andy of Lewiston, 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, companion Valarie Hillman nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, May 6th from 3 to 4:30pm with a service to follow at the funeral home.  Burial will take place in Cotton Cemetery, Richmond at a later date.

In Pokie's memory donations may be made to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital 22 Bramhall St., Portland, Me. 04102