Brian Douglas Lemée, a member of the Bourne Finance Committee and the sewer committee in town, has died at the age of 66. Mr. Lemée died May 25 at Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Buzzards Bay after being transferred there from Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He had been battling cancer in recent months along with other medical issues.
He was the husband of Janet E. Lemée, to whom he was married for 42 years.
Mr. Lemée was a certified public accountant with a master’s degree in taxation from Bentley College.
He continued to prepare taxes and work on other accounting projects for clients, family and friends while dealing with his health problems, which included diabetes, open heart surgery last December and a kidney transplant six years ago on Valentine’s Day. He was diagnosed a few months ago with basil cell skin cancer on his head resulting from his kidney transplant medications and underwent skin grafts, medicine and other treatment, but the cancer metastasized to his brain.
Mr. Lemée moved to Pocasset in 1988. He was a nature photographer and loved going out in his canoe when he could. He belonged to the Cranberry Carver Camera Club for several years, where he received a few ribbons. He also liked to walk, especially at Monk’s Park and along the Cape Cod Canal from one bridge to the other, despite having no toes on one foot due to diabetes.
He was a skilled builder and adept at repairs. Along with his involvement in town government, he was a member of the Investments in Hyannis and designed and maintained its website.
Mr. Lemée used his natural sense of humor as a part-time clown called Onion. He belonged to the South Shore Joeys in Hanson and Clowns of America International. He also went to the Northeast Clown Institute in Plymouth every January for few years. Recently he and his wife, whose clown name is Twinkles, received a first-place award for doing a skit. Mr. Lemée received his craftsman award at the Northeast Clown Institute in 2018 for his role as Onion; the NCI is a Shriner event that raises money annually for the Shriner Hospital for Children in Boston.
In addition to his wife, he leaves a sister, Susan J. Lemée of Hanson; three nieces, Kelly J. Milne of East Bridgewater, Kristine Lemée Vidal, also of East Bridgewater, and Kerry Stuart of Bridgewater; a nephew, David R. Lemée of Plymouth; and other family.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 2, from 4 to 8 PM at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A in Sandwich.
A funeral service will be Monday, June 3, at 11 AM at First Church of Sandwich at 136 Main Street.