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John Porter Holmes Jr.

Yarmouth, Maine

Age 66

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John Porter Holmes Jr., 66YARMOUTH - John Porter Holmes Jr., 66, of Yarmouth, died Oct. 1, 2017, with his family at his side, in the Bettsanne Holmes wing (named in honor of his late aunt), at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, following complications from cardiac arrest while...

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Extremely shocked and saddened by John's passing, a strait to the point, no nonsense, witty person with a great sense of humor. He will be very missed on the waterfront in Casco Bay. The fish are going to wonder why they have not been caught lately, a true professional fisherman and friend. I am very sorry for the families loss and our loss.

We live on Woodland Drive (across from the Hunters). I did not personally know the Holmes' family, but always saw Mr. and Mrs. Holmes sitting together in their driveway, chatting or reading books. It was so sweet and heartwarming to see this couple so obviously enjoying their time together. I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Holmes' passing and hope his family will find solace in those treasured times spent together.

Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. May the God of all comfort make your hearts firm at this difficult time. Find comfort in the words found at 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17

It is with great sadness that John and I will not be able to continue our collaboration of our grandfather Goudy's life and the history of Goudy and Stevens. Brother Dick and I will miss you. Condolences to the family from both of us. Martha Tame

The State of Maine has lost a true sportsman, be it with rod and reel or camera lens.. We have all lost a true and dear friend. His journals brought such pleasure to us all. He could find stripers where other fishermen could find none. Our next meal of clam chowder and hot biscuits will be in his honor. Words cannot express our sorrow for your loss.

I was a childhood friend of John's at Bramhall Field in Falmouth. We had many good times together, skating, sliding, playing hockey, out on his boat. I have been away many years and only recently returned. I regret we did not get a chance to reconnect. Condolences to his family and friends.

I knew Johnny Holes when he was a suave, always smiling younger man at Babson College. He was good friends with my cousin, Cyrus Clark. He had no particular reason to take me in as a friend other than that connection, but Johnny did. He was a true gentleman, and a genuinely good man. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Jaci, who I also knew way back then, and their two kids.