James Linden Haslam, 61, born March 28, 1958, in Norwalk, Conn., to Robert Haslam Sr. and Jean (Haslam) Mones, died unexpectedly Aug. 16 at Togus Veterans Hospital in Augusta.
Beloved husband of Mary Libby Haslam, father of Jessica Haslam Bishop, stepfather of Leonidas Darius Jonason, grandfather of four, step-grandfather of two, brother of Debby Kane and Jason Mones, he will be sadly missed by family, friends from Connecticut and the Lamoine area, and acquaintances from Lincoln, where he last resided.
Loved for his kindness, known for his quick temper and forgiveness, respected for his work ethic and drive, he would always stand up for a friend. He could be fierce.
Though most of his work was in heavy construction, he said he liked lobstering the best.
He loved boats (powerboats, lobster boats, sailboats ), fast cars, camping, fishing, gardening, his cats and dogs and reading Westerns.
He overcame some serious addictions, but moderation was not his nature. He strove to stay a good man. He had a big heart.
His presence will be sorely missed. Interment will be at East Lamoine Cemetery.