EASTPORT – Jane Spear Camick, 83, died Sept. 5, 2012, at a Bangor hospital with her family at her side. Jane was born Oct. 1, 1928, in Eastport, to Marion (Wilder) and Charles “Vic” Spear.
She attended school in Eastport, graduating from Shead Memorial High School, class of 1947. While there she met Sherman Camick, the man who she would later marry and spend the rest of her life with. Jane and Sherman were married Sept. 17, 1948, in Eastport, where they lived and raised their family; where she taught Sunday school at Blakey Methodist Church, decorated for every holiday, enjoyed knitting, and adopted many cat throughout the years. Her greatest enjoyment was being at home with family. Jane passed away just days shy of her 64th wedding anniversary to Sherm; they would both tell you the secret to a lifetime of happiness and many years together is simply two TVs. Jane was a member the Rebekah’s and helped as an election clerk at Eastport polls. She worked many jobs throughout the years, including both Rivera Packing and B.H. Wilson packing companies, and most recently she worked at Mearl Corp.
In addition to her parents, Jane was predeceased by a brother, Roy “Bud” Spear. She is survived by her loving husband of more than 63 years, Sherman Camick; sons, Philip M. Camick and wife, Carolyn, and Richard S. Camick and wife, Tari, all of Eastport; daughter, Louise J. Murry and husband, Mark, of Marshfield; and grandchildren, Philip L. Camick of Eastport, Lyndsey Violette and husband, Lucas, of Herman, David Baine and wife, Heather, and their son, Chandler, of Newburgh, Ryan Murry of Machias, and Jessica Murry of Eddington and Machias.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Hillside Cemetery, Eastport. Donations in Jane’s memory may be made to Paws Eastport Community Cats, 368 South St., Calais, ME 04619; or Eastport 4th of July Committee, care of Barbara Hicks, 135 Mahar Lane, Perry, ME 04667, as Jane was the inspiration for many Fourth of July parade floats. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.