Dennysville – Harry Walter Jamieson, 87, died at home on January 21, 2021. He was born in Calais November 14, 1933 to Walter and Ursula “Peg” (Foster) Jamieson.
Harry’s family relocated to Boston from Dennysville during the depression to find work but returned in 1942. After attending a one room schoolhouse in Edmunds and then Dennysville High School, Harry joined the Navy at age 17. He served as a Boatswain on the battleship USS Mississippi, which gave him the opportunity to "see the world", but his most memorable visit was to his homeport of Norfolk, VA where he met his beloved Lorraine “Bertie” Sevy. Three months later they married on June 12, 1954 and together, they moved to Dennysville, Maine in 1956. Early on Harry worked for the State of Maine Highway Dept., he cut and sold wood, and dug clams before taking a position with Georgia Pacific in 1965 from which he retired in 1987 as Maintenance Supervisor.
When asked about his life, Harry kept it simple, explaining that for him and Lorraine, it was love at first sight. They always did things together, whether it be yard saling, visiting antique stores to look for glass pieces to collect or spending time with their family. He noted that there have been good times, adventurous times, but also some hard times.
Harry was a communicant of St. John’s RC Church for 70 years and a devout Catholic. Above all, he was a family man. He loved to hunt, fish, and go camping, but his children and grandchildren were always first.
In addition to his parents, Harry was predeceased by two loving grandchildren, Rachael Jamieson in 2017 and Adam Jamieson in 2018; a sister and brother-in-law, Constance (Jamieson) Curtis and her husband Donald and two nephews, David Curtis and Donald Curtis Jr. He was also predeceased by two loving great nephews, Derrick Kilton and GR Seavey.
He will be fondly remembered by his wife Lorraine Bertie Jamieson; four children, Rickey Jamieson and his wife Donna of Dennysville, Ronald Jamieson and his wife Sandi of McHenry, MS, Rhonda Crow and her husband Michael of Virginia Beach, VA and Robert Jamieson and his wife Debbie of Pembroke; five grandchildren Rickey Jamieson and his wife Jill of Miami, FL, Bryon Jamieson of McHenry,MS, Robert Jamieson and his wife Kristy of Pembroke, Brittney Jamieson and her fiancé Brian York of Millinocket and Catherine Jamieson and her fiancé Ethan Hartford of Fort Kent; eleven great grandchildren Rickey and Brooke Jamieson of Germany, Ty, Cade, Xakery and Alexa Jamieson of Summerville, SC, Logan and Mavryk Jamieson of Pembroke; Kristina Dean and her husband Todd of Robbinston, and Katelyn and Addison Jamieson of Perry; a four great-great grandchildren, Atlas and Esmé Jamieson of Germany; Gage Dean of Robinston, and Briella Mitchell of Perry, nephews, Stephen Curtis and his wife Lida of Dennysville, Corey Curtis and his wife Jill of Perry, and John Curtis and his wife Joyce of Dennysville; nieces Doreen Kilton and her husband Allen of Dennysville, Jeanie Seavey and her husband Gordon of Baring, Juanita Matthews and her husband Mike of East Machias and Bobbi Jo Carver and her husband Glenn of Pembroke, and many extended family members and friends.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to family members only. A public funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 22 at St. John's RC Church in Pembroke. Committal will follow at Dennysville Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.