On Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, Christopher Pinkham of Boothbay, loving and devoted father and husband, passed away at the age of 44. Chris died suddenly and tragically when the fishing vessel he was working on capsized.
Chris was born on Feb. 10, 1975 in Boothbay Harbor to Murray Pinkham and Ellen Williams. Chris grew up in the Boothbay region and attended local schools. He came by the love of the water naturally, coming from a long line of fishermen. He worked aboard his father’s boat the Sea Smoke from the time he was young. Chris has fished on a variety of vessels over the years. He worked at BIW for a brief time but his love for the ocean called him back. Chris spent the last year fishing on his own boat, the F/V Ginger, hoping to pass down the family tradition to his children.
For Chris, the love of the ocean came second only to the love he had for his family. He enjoyed sharing his love of hiking, camping and fishing with his wife and children. No matter what he did he put his whole heart into it.
Chris was predeceased by his father Murray Pinkham and his son Bradford Boyce Pinkham.
He is survived by his beloved wife Jessica; his two daughters, Dorothy “Dory” and Cedelia Pete; his mother, Ellen Williams of Boothbay Harbor; siblings, Cindy Pearce and her husband Brady, Debbie Todte and her husband Rob, Brian Pinkham and Susan Hodgdon, all of Boothbay, Lynn Pinkham and her husband Darryl Hanson of Richmond; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor.