Jeffrey L. Soper


Jeffrey Linwood Soper, age 64, passed away peacefully at his home in Orland, Maine, surrounded by his family. The journey began on April 26, 1957, in Castine, Maine, born the son of Howard E. Soper and wife Marjorie D. (Brown) Soper.

Jeff graduated from Bucksport High in 1975, and then went on to start his career at St. Regis Paper, where he would continue as a rigger and millwright for 30 years until illness took him out of that line of work. Then he began his “fishman” career selling lobster and haddock out of his home and sharing many recipes, stories and friendships with his clients. Jeff was a true hero and at 17 years old, in a tragic campfire at Rocky Pond while in high school, he went into a burning camp and saved his best friend by carrying him out completely engulfed in flame burning himself severely in the process. He also saved a man choking in the mill. Jeff was an avid outdoorsman and had a tremendous love of fishing and hunting and was always the life of any group he encountered.

Jeff leaves behind his beloved wife of 44 years, Robin; their two sons, Christopher Soper and fiancée Jenny and Casey Soper and wife Helen; a daughter Jennifer Saulnier and wife Becky; sisters Joyce Hanscom, Julie and Dick Philbrook, Barbara and John Roach and Brenda and Tim Fowler. His pride and joy were grandchildren, Cameron, Samuall, Lillian Soper, Evan and Jacob Kelly. “Where there is love, there is life.” — Mahatma Gandhi.

Due to his enormous amount of friendships, the family will have a celebration of life that will be held on June 18, 2022, at 4 p.m. at the Soper home, 576 Acadia Highway, Orland, Maine, USA.

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