Sidney T. Openshaw

Sidney T. Openshaw


Sidney T. Openshaw, 66, passed away January 10, 2022, after a long illness. He was born in Bangor, January 8, 1956, the son of Edward L. and Georgette (Daigle) Openshaw Sr.

Sid graduated from Sumner High School and attended University of Maine in Machias, studying outdoor recreation management. He spent a lifetime career as a whitewater rafting guide and engaged in lobster fishing and scallop diving.

He is survived by a son, Jon Duke; brothers, George and wife Jane Perry, Edward Jr. and wife Ellen; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Lewis and wife Joyce, and Albert and wife Marie; nephews, Michael and Albert, Jr.

At Sid’s request, there will be no services.

Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St. Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at

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  • Nancy Posted January 20, 2022 8:36 am

    The man, the myth, the legend,…and his faithful dog, Bud. I still have the business card you used to pass out to anyone who would take one. Thanks for all the laughs. See you downstream, Sid.

  • Bob and Janet Proulx Posted January 20, 2022 4:46 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Sid’s passing. He was a true friend for over 40 years from our beer-drinking days at UMM and North George’s Pond to Belfast. He was always so much fun to be around. RIP my friend.

  • Carl & Andrea Posted January 20, 2022 9:48 pm

    Sid was someone who you couldn’t forget once you met him. He was kind and generous, to a fault. If you were lucky enough to be considered a friend by Sid, he would have done anything for you, no matter what. We knew Sid a very long time and he always made us laugh every time we were together. Our kids Hayley & Henry loved him because he was lots of fun to be around (truth be known, he was just a kid himself). He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

  • Kevin Posted January 20, 2022 10:46 pm

    Sid was my classmate at Sumner and my neighbor at George’s Pond. I am very sad to hear he is no longer with us. I think back to the times we had growing up and through school and you could always count on Sid for a laugh or helping hand. We will all miss you.

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