Edward Roger Sockabasin Jr., 60, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Edward was born in Calais on August 30, 1961, son of Edward Sr. and Eunice (Dana) Sockabasin.
After attending school, Edward went to work as a steel framer for the union, building everything from bridges to the new Boston bus station. He enjoyed weightlifting, baseball and drawing in his spare time. Edward’s biggest passions in life were his family, especially his loving wife Yolonda. He enjoyed many nights with his family playing cribbage with his brother and best friend Walter, spending time with his brothers and sisters, and making entire rooms laugh into the small hours of the morning, just in time for his 5 o’clock coffee. He was proud of his Passamaquoddy heritage and enjoyed going to Pow Wows to watch the dancers, listening to the drummers, and made many writings about Passamaquoddy history.
Edward was predeceased by his parents Edward Roger Sockabasin Sr. and Eunice Elizabeth Sockabasin. Surviving are his soulmate and wife, Yolonda Sockabasin; his four children, Edward Sockabasin III, Jason Sockabasin and companion Jen Lewey, Jessica Sockabasin and finance Gerard Folster-Francis, all of Pleasant Point, and Jamie Sockabasin and wife Alana of Melbourne, FL; grandchildren, Edward IV, Elayna, Havana, Madison, J.J., Bentley, Majik, Jamie Kay, Davin, Daija, Jayla, Gerard II, Jessa, Hope, Tihtiyas, and Kaneesha; ten siblings, Annette Sockabasin, Aubrey Sockabasin and wife Lisa, Mae Sockabasin, Bonnie Collins and husband Frank, Roger Sockabasin, Dwayne Tomah and wife Erica, Alberta Lewey, Lillian Sockabasin, Sebrena Tomah, and Walter Sockabasin Sr. and finance Jessica Brainerd-Sockabasin; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.