Remembering Gerald Jackins

To the editor:

I was saddened today to learn of the passing of Gerald Jackins [of Houlton]. He was a classic “Northern Maine all-around good guy.”

We met, working together at J.C. Penney in 1959, where he was a joy to spend time with. He loved talking with everyone about his family, cottage at Brackett Lake, hunting, fishing, fiddleheading, the family-owned apartments, and the stock market.

Although my family moved to Connecticut in 1961, we spoke and met frequently over the next 57 years. He will be remembered and a kind, gentle, honest, hardworking, caring “Aroostook County legend.”

Till we meet again, Gerald, may God rest your soul, and be well.

Bill Wadsworth and family

Wallingford, Connecticut

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