1931 – 2015

AUGUSTA — Collis Willard “Sid” Ames, 84, of Farmington passed peacefully from a long illness on Saturday, April 11, with his children and grandchildren by his side at the Hospice and Palliative Care Unit at the Togus VA Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 23, 1931, in Farmington, the son of Carlton and Cassie (Nile) Ames. He attended Farmington schools but never graduated with his senior class due to being drafted into the Marine Corps with two of his high school friends.

In 1953, he returned home to Laguna Beach, Calif., where he married Katheryn (Allen) Ames, also from Farmington. He lived in Manchester, where he worked as a first-class lineman for 38 years at Central Maine Power in Augusta, later retiring.

Collis’ hobbies and passions included the outdoors, hunting, fishing, trapping, camping and snowmobiling. He could always be found with his son and friends at his camp in Strong. Collis was a huge sports fan and tried to never miss a Boston Red Sox game on TV. Collis was a member of the Manchester Lions Club and Register Trappers Association and was a Maine Guide. In April 2014, he was honored with the Remember Me Award.

Collis is survived by his son, Scott Ames of Randolf; daughter, Carrie Aubin and her husband, Matthew, of Farmington; two great-grandchildren; and three grandchildren, Justin Parker of Farmington, Cassie Grey of Farmingdale and Joslyn Ames of Augusta.

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