REM Awards (2001) — Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter — Kenneth Quirion

My name is Ken Quirion and I have been a resident of Winslow all my life. After graduating from Winslow High School in 1969 I attended Unity College for two years. After leaving college I then entered the National Guard. In 1973 I went to work at the State Fire Marshall’s Office. After 26 years I retired in May of 1999. During the time I was employed by the Fire Marshall’s Office I was on the State Police Dive Team for 21 years. I was also employed with the Division of Special Investigations as an undercover drug agent.

After retirement I began volunteering. I sit on the board of both the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter and Big Brothers Big Sisters. I also devote my spare time to Waterville Hospice Volunteers and MaineGeneral Medical Center. In March I received the Citizen of the Year Award from the Waterville Elks Lodge.

Hobbies include: volunteering and scuba diving.

Editor’s Note: Ken Quirion was subsequently honored in 2006 by Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, making him the first person in the history of the REM Community Awards to be honored by two different organizations in different years.

For more information about the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, please visit its website.

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