Edmond ‘Monty’ John Forbes

Mr. Edmond "Monty" John Forbes, age 86, died on May 9, 2015 at Courville Assisted Living in Nashua, NH under the loving care of hospice. Monty was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on October 15, 1928 to Annie (Hinchcliffe) and James Forbes. He graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Manitoba in 1950.

His achievements in life were numerous but he was proud to be a Professional Engineer and a Naturalized American. In 1981, Monty joined MITRE Corp, Bedford MA and served his nation as the Lead Systems Engineer for airborne Wide Body Presidential Assets for more than two decades. He was a resident of Lyndeborough, NH for 40 years and town Selectman from Monty was preceded in death by his sisters Winnifred Forbes and Doris Mackid, his brother James Forbes and his dear daughter Susan Schemanski.

Monty will forever be loved by those of us he left behind. He is survived by Connie Forbes, wife of 41 years, of Milford, NH; seven children: Patrick Forbes and his wife, Lynne, of Whitby, Ontario, Canada; Heather Bickford and her husband, Mark, of Lincoln, ME; Pamela Forbes of Orono, ME; Margaret Cardoza and her husband Mario of Portland, ME; Maureen Maisttison and her husband, Nathan, of Washington, DC; Bonnie Duquette and her husband, Dennis, of Bedford, NH; grandchildren: Eric, Sean, Leigh, Mia, John, Jillian, Scarlet, Lucy, Jacob and Vivienne; and a great-grandchild, Annabel. Monty made a lasting impression on everyone he met with his charm, kindness and passion for storytelling. We will all miss his joy, compassion, tenacity, pride and most of all his heart. He loved all creatures, great and small. He always welcomed and cared for animals in need.

A funeral service was held 12 May 2015 at the Center Cemetery, Center Rd, Lyndeborough, NH. Arrangements were placed under the care of Michaud Funeral Home of Wilton, NH.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Lyndeborough Fire Department at 129 Forest Road, Lyndeborough, NH 03082 or to the Humane Society of the United States at www.humanesociety.org.