Neil H. Brewer

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 3:45pm

Neil “Pops” “Papa” Hugh Brewer, 71, of Freeman Twp., passed away April 25, 2021 at home with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on June 27, 1949 a son of Carl “Bo” and Carrie Brewer in Boothbay Harbor. He attended school in Boothbay and became a commercial fisherman and a lobsterman after graduating high school. He worked many years on the boat side by side with his brothers and son, Keith. His heart was always on the water. He married Simone Cook on Nov. 6, 1971. In 1978 they moved to Freeman TWP on Cook Hill, where he lived the rest of his life. He was proud to live “on the mountain," always willing to show it off. He did various jobs and he always put his heart into everything he did.

He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and camping. Camping was a family get together, that was all over, from Chain of Ponds, to The Big Eddie, to recently spending summers on Hancock Pond with family at Keith and Karen's camp. He enjoyed his ice fishing trips to Moosehead, with all his crazy buddies, and always looked forward to family gatherings in Boothbay. He had a passion for his veggie gardens that he tended to daily, and always sharing the veggies. The light of his life was his granddaughters, Carrie-Ann and Michaela. They spent a lot of challenging hours playing cribbage. He loved teaching the girls to drive; whatever was available from a four-wheeler to a truck, and the quiet moments just watching TV. Oh ....and playing pranks on each other; Mickey learned from the best. They made many trips around the loop with friends and family looking for deer and always looked forward to being at “Beedy Camp” with friends that were more like family.

He looked forward to every hunting season with friends and family rather it be deer or, if lucky enough, moose hunting. He loved to take the youths hunting, making memories and giving advice. He was loved by all of them.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Simone Brewer; son, Keith Brewer and his fiancé Karen Holbrook; daughter, Tanya Morgan and her husband Mike Morgan; brother-in-law, Everett Cook; daughter-in-law Sandy Leavitt; brothers, Butch Brewer, Wayne Brewer and his wife Robin, Gary Brewer and his wife Linda; grandchildren, Carrie- Ann Morgan and her companion Doug Gould, Jeremy Brewer and his wife Amy, Keri Brewer and her companion Jeff, Kenny Murphy and his companion Kristin, Donnie Leavitt, Crystal Leavitt Mitchell and her husband Joseph, Samantha Leavitt, Miranda Leavitt, and Jeramiah Leavitt; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by parents Carl and Carrie Brewer; granddaughter Michaela Morgan; stepson Silas Leavitt; father-in-law, Silas Cook.

Special thanks to Wiles Remembrance Center - Kent Wiles for his understanding; and to Beacon Hospice for the care, he was given. Also, a very special thanks to Karen Holbrook for the 24-hour care that she gave him.

In lieu of flowers or donations his family has kindly asked that those who desire, consider memorial gifts in his memory to go to: The Margie Toothaker Memorial Cancer Fund, c/o Yolanda Smith, 592 South Strong Road, Strong, Maine 04983 or email or PayPal

Memories may be shared in his Book of Memories at