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Francis A. "Sonny" Pike

August 8, 1965 — March 22, 2023

Princeton

Francis Arthur “Sonny” Pike, 57, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023, surrounded by family. Sonny was born in Calais on August 8, 1965, son of Francis and Doris (Perkins) Pike.

After graduating from Woodland High School, Class of 1983, Sonny attended University of Maine at Presque Isle, earning an Associate’s in Recreation Management.  While there, he became a member of the Fraternity TKE.  Sonny then returned home and started his career with Georgia Pacific. He graduated from the Apprenticeship Program and became a millwright. During his career, Sonny was a member of the Millwright’s Union where he served as Union President. He was very proud of the work he did as a millwright and being able to work with his friends. He worked hard his whole life to ensure his family was taken care of.   

Sonny grew up hunting with his father Francis and the Clark family. His love of hunting and the outdoors continued throughout his life. In his early twenties, he began running hounds and hunting coons. His passion for the outdoors continued to grow and eventually led to him earning his guide licenses in hunting, fishing, and recreation. He was proud to be a Master Maine Guide. Hunting took him to many places across the US and Canada. One of the places that was near and dear to his heart was Anticosti Island. He and his father traveled there to hunt for many years. He had a wealth of knowledge that he made sure was passed down to his children. Above all, what Sonny cared for the most was his family, friends and his labs. 

Sonny was predeceased by his grandparents, Elizabeth Perkins, Charles “Doz” Cleghorn, and Arthur and Margaret Pike; and a special aunt Jane Olsson.  Surviving are his parents, Francis and Doris Pike of Calais; three children, Kristine Pike and fiance William Romanelli of Orrington, Nathan Pike and wife Sarah of Baring Plt, and Melvin Waycott IV and wife Lauren of South Princeton; three grandchildren, Danica “Peanut” and Torin “Walter” Paul, and Carley Jean Waycott; and life-long friends from Pokie Camp, the Victor family.  Sonny loved his children and grandchildren and was looking forward to the addition of three more grandchildren this year.

In keeping with Sonny’s wishes, there will be no services.  Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. 
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