SEARSPORT — Joseph B. “Bruce” Probert, 83, husband of Kendra Elaine Newcombe, joined Christ Friday, June 25, 2021, at his home. Born in Westwood, Mass., Aug. 10, 1937, he was the son of Walter H. and Dorothy (Engstrom) Probert.

Bruce is survived his wife, Kendra Elaine Newcombe; his son, Brian Probert, and his wife, Sharyl White; daughter Chris Hiney and her husband, Ed; stepdaughters Kaitlyn Johnson and husband Nattapat Niamnud, and Amy Northrop and husband Bob; stepson Richard Brown and his partner, Karen Jenkins; granddaughters Megan Hiney and Jillian Hiney, step-granddaughter Arianna Northrop, and step-grandsons Cooper and Ronin; and great-grandson Cassius. He was predeceased by his first wife, Joan L. (Guse) Probert, daughter Jean Louise Probert, and granddaughter, his “bright light,” Sienna White Probert.

Dad wanted a brief obituary and would have stopped here, but those who knew him know he was not a man of few words. He cared deeply for his family, friends and the town of Searsport. Bruce was involved in too many organizations to name but, as he said, they are just plaques on the wall.

He was a sportsman who loved hunting and fishing, would follow any dirt road to see if it led to a good fishing spot, spent hours working in the woods or the gardens and always made time for kids to feed worms to the bass in the pond.

In keeping with his wishes, no public service is planned. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Condolences may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.