Chad M. Meier, 36: Enjoyed simple pleasures, loved unconditionally

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YARMOUTH — Chad Mathew Meier, 36, of Yarmouth, died Sept. 3 of injuries from an automobile accident.

Born on Jan. 4, 1975 in Portland, a son of Mary (Grant) and William Meier, he was educated in Yarmouth and Lakeland, Fla., schools.

Over the years he worked as a carpenter for his father and a number of Cumberland County contractors.

He will be remembered as a simple man with a big heart who took pleasure in the smaller things of life, from sharing whoopie pies with his father to watching the sunrise off Little John Island with a cup of coffee and his dog, Anna. Summers on Swan’s Island held a very special place for him, as well as camping in the woods in Raymond. While he faced many challenges in his life, he was making progress and loved others unconditionally.

His beloved daughter, Chelsea Brooke Meier, predeceased him.

Surviving are his mother, Mary Mitchell and her husband Mitch of Cartersville, Ga.; his father, Bill Meier and his wife Colleen of Yarmouth; his brothers, JC Mitchell and his wife Karissa, Todd Meier and his wife Jen, Allen Meier and his wife Heather, and his sister, Stephanie Jenness and her husband Dan; his grandfather, Ernest Grant of Scarborough; many aunts and uncles; and nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 346 Main St., Yarmouth.

Please visit to view a video collage of his life and to share your condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Chad’s memory to: Animal Refuge league, P.O. Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098, or to Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Rd., Brunswick, ME 04011-2201.

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