Blain Morrison Alves, passed away unexpectedly on Monday May 18, 2020 from a tragic accident. \r\n\r\nA special kid with a great smile, he was well known, well liked and well respected. Blain was many things to many people. He was beautiful inside and out, gentle yet powerful , a hard worker but also soft hearted and kind. All who knew him knew he had a passion for life and a passion for his beloved sports, football, baseball and basketball, known to be both bold and fierce on the court and field. A quiet steady spirit at times who was also a boisterous loyal teammate. He led by example, was driven for excellence ...individual and team. He motivated himself and others on the field and off. He was a coachable athlete and also a coach to the younger generation. Blain was a special soul who was the best son and a kind, dutiful brother to Madison. Blain possessed the three H's: humble, honor and humor, which he executed daily. Blain exhibited a great attitude and work ethic, and to this all his hard work did not go unnoticed, earning him an Unsung Hero award.\r\n \r\nMany felt his best quality was his kindness. His humor was infectious to all. He was a role model to his little cousins, he was adored by many, but especially the little ones who would sit and watch Blain shoot hoops morning, noon and night and all seasons. He would actually clear the court of snow so he could shoot his hoops on his beloved basketball court. Blain naturally lead and was being groomed for a larger sports role.\r\n \r\nHe was a favorite at many places at school, both academically and athletically, Casco Bay Lines, Peaks Island community, his peers and especially his family's island restaurant, where he was due to start work in June. His diverse music playlist was held dear by all generations.\r\n\r\nBittersweet thoughts of this young man, Blain was just cresting his future. We are blessed to know him and to get a peak at his world. The saying " to know him is to love him" was penned especially for Blain. We were robbed by his short life, but blessed and enriched by his everlasting joyful love. He left powerful memories and much gentle love to all.\r\n \r\nBlain made his friends laugh every day because that's "just Blain." We will miss Blain, the twinkle in his eye, his handsome smile and his quick wit every day.\r\n \r\nBlain is survived by his parents Christopher and Michele Alves and sister Madison Alves all of Peaks Island. His grandparents Robert and Claire Dahl of Peaks Island. Predeceased by his grandmother Elizabeth Alves of Peaks Island. His grandfather Eugene Alves and wife Ada of Zephyrhills , Florida. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins - too many to list but all well loved. By his Deering High School family. #alvesstrong #LLBA #9. \r\n\r\nVisiting Hours celebrating Blain's short but remarkable life will be held on Monday, June 1 from 12-8PM at the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Please see below for parking information.\r\n\r\nA Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 2 at 10AM at St. Christopher's Church. Due to state mandates, attendance is limited to immediate family only. However, relatives and friends are encouraged to gather in socially distanced groups to view the live streamed funeral. To view Blain's funeral on Tuesday, June 2 at 10AM, please go to: http://client.tribucast.com/tcid/26617875\r\n\r\nA procession will form outside of St. Christopher's Church on Tuesday, June 2 at 11AM. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Blain's life by joining the procession, gathering along the route, or from their own lawns as the procession goes by. Casco Bay Lines will be providing transportation from Portland to Peaks Island beginning at 9:30AM on Tuesday, June 2 for those who wish to observe the procession. Following services, an outdoor reception will be held at the Lions Club on Peaks Island\r\n\r\nDue to restrictions, attendees are requested to wear a mask at all services. Attendance limitations and social distancing practices will be in place to meet state mandates.\r\n \r\nPARKING INFORMATION: Parking is available on Monday, June 1 at Spring Street Parking Garage. This is offered at no charge per City Manager Jon Jennings.