Obituary of James R. Bucknam
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Elder James R. Bucknam South Addison, ME and Paisley, FL Jimmy passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on August 10, 2009. He was born April 7, 1947 in Machias, ME. He was the son of Allen R. and Grace (Sinford) Bucknam. Jimmy was a 1965 graduate of Columbia Falls High School and a 1969 graduate of the Bath Iron Works shipfitter apprentice program. He married his high school sweetheart, Gail Marie Look July 2, 1966 in Jonesport. Throughout his lifetime, Jimmy left BIW and moved to So. Addison to run Eastern Harbor Lobster Sales, Inc., a business started by his father-in-law. He later purchased North Atlantic Lobster Sales, Inc. He has been in the lobster business for 40 years and loved his job. Jimmy loved trucks and spent many years delivering lobsters to New York City. Jimmy thoroughly enjoyed talking and joking with the fishermen. He was a faithful member and Elder in the Community of Christ Church and served as Pastor in South Addison for many years. He also served as a board member of the South Addison Union Church. He was a Boy Scout troop leader and a Pee Wee basketball coach for several years. He served as President of the East Side Cemetery Association since its incorporation. He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed racing. He loved each and every one of his grandchildren, making them each feel special. His genuine interest and concern for people will be greatly missed. Surviving Jimmy are his wife of 43 years, Gail Bucknam of So. Addison; three children J. Darin Bucknam and wife Robyn of Mooresville, NC, Julie Bucknam Burke and husband Chris of So. Addison, and Kelley Bucknam Danforth and husband Mike, also of So. Addison; two grandsons, Luke Brendan Bucknam and Keagan Michael Danforth; four granddaughters, Kristen Marie, Brittany Marie and Cassidy Gail Burke and Kayla Marie Danforth; sister Mary Eva Kane and her husband Kenny; many nephews and nieces; brothers-in-law Ralph Look and his wife Mary, Duane Look and his wife Joan, Dennis Look and his wife Linda, Clifton Look, Jr., and his wife Martha; and several aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his father and mother. In lieu of flowers, donations my be made to the South Addison Union Church, c/o Ronnie Looke, Treas., 18 Batson Lane, Addison, ME 04606 or the East Side Cemetery Association, c/o Duane Look, Treas., P.O. Box 49, Harrington, ME 04649. Services will be held on Friday, August 14, 2009 at the South Addison Union Church at 4:00 p.m., with Pastor Harold Tyler, Jr., and Seventy Gary Wilson officiating. Private committal to follow. On-line condolences may be placed at www.directcremationofmaine.com.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of James Bucknam, please visit our Tree Store
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