BROOKLIN – James Christopher Bartlett, died unexpectedly on his shore, Aug. 23, 2004. Born in Brooklin June, 20, 1954 to John Faxon and Mabelle (Leighton) Bartlett. First in his life, Jim was a fisherman, lobstering, scalloping, musseling, crabbing. He will always be a shining example of how much you can teach yourself to do on your own. From welding to learning to play the harmonica for himself, riding his motorcycle, and everything in between. First in Jim’s life, he loved the town of Brooklin. He loved the people and always hoped they loved back. His buckets of crabs with a couple of lobsters slipped in were given in love, for the pure enjoyment of giving with no payment expected save for a smile. He could not believe but accepted with honor the gift of the Barlett Field from his Uncle Phil Bartlett. Then his favoring saying became “I’m a fisherman, not a farmer!” Most would not know that Jim lived with incredible pain from a rib injury when we were scalloping in 1990. He always had a smile for those he saw. Because of his love of Brooklin, Jim was one of the original seven founding members of the Brooklin Keeping Society in the summer of 2000. He also was serving on the Board of Directors at his death. He believed this society was the best way to keep the town’s history alive. Jim is survived by his loving companion and partner, Joyce Barr, the other half of J & J; his mother, Mabelle Leighton Gray; his sisters, Amy “Vulcan” Virginia Turner and her husband, Ed, of Biddeford, Carrie Louise Doane and her husband, Dana, who had become a fast friend, and Violet his niece, who he loved and was proud of; his cat, Diggerdog; and a very special cousin, Wesley Flye and his new bride, Sherry (Carter); and cousins, Peggy Vipond of Washington State, and Maury and Margaret Kurpies, of Oregon; numerous other cousins, here and all across the country and his mother. He is predeceased by his brother, John F. Bartlett Jr., and his father. A memorial service will be held, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the First Baptist Church in Brooklin, with Pastor Jim Lufkin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim’s memory to the Brooklin Keeping Society, P. O. Box 4, Brooklin, ME 04616. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home, 141 South St., Blue Hill, ME 04616.