- Colin Kelly Jones, 56, of Bucksport, passed away on January 13, 2018, with his loving wife, Anna, by his side. Colin was born on June 22, 1961, in Castine, the son of Dana C. Jones and Barbara E. (Perkins) Jones.
Colin was quite a private man who enjoyed being at home or at camp cherishing the peaceful time with his wife. He was always puttering on projects, whistling and making up songs as he went. His sense of humor shined through even on his last days.
His early years were spent as a woodcutter, logging became a passion and he was proud of his hard work slaying trees. His father taught him some essential carpentry skills as a boy, building 4-H projects and learning how to repair things around the family home. Colin took these skills and moved from logging to carpentry. He worked for many years with his mentor and friend, Peter Wardwell, the man he said he learned the most from. Eventually branching out on his own, Colin was a talented perfectionist in all projects. Everything he touched had to be just right, because he said it had his name on it. Nothing is more of an example of this than the beautiful camp he built, a legacy to leave for his wife and grandson.
He was a loyal, honest, compassionate man, forever held dear by all who love him. Love ya, man!
An avid outdoorsman, he loved to go hunting and on fishing trips with friends Arnold and Ricky. The fly-ins in Greenville were a much anticipated trip. Mostly, any excuse to be outside.
Colin is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Anna, of Bucksport; his two children, Benjamin and Erica of Lewiston; his mother-in-law, Jean Hazard, of Bucksport; brothers, Timothy and Debbie of Carmel, and Carl and Gavin of Seal Cove; sisters, Kathy and Ken Gray of Bucksport, Fawn and John Paradis of Smithfield, and Holly Smith of Orland. Colin was Papa to his precious grandson, Spencer, the light of his life. He is also survived by his two aunts, Valerie Perkins and Kathy Perkins, uncle Jerry Andrews and aunt Edna Andrews with whom he shared a special bond, as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, his Perkins and Jones cousins, especially Bradley Jones, his best friend with whom he lobster fished and enjoyed their escapades together. And also many, many friends.
He was predeceased by his loving parents, paternal grandparents, Hollis and Laura Jones, maternal grandparents, James Perkins and Marguerite Perkins Rowe, and two uncles, Henry Perkins and Kenneth Jones.
A special thanks to Michelle at Beacon Hospice for her kind and calm manner helping to take care of Colin.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at camp after mud season.
Published on  January 16, 2018