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Smart & Edwards Funeral Home

183 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME

OBITUARY

Michael Scott Gilbert Jr.

March 8, 1992June 8, 2020

Michael S. Gilbert Jr. 28 of Canaan passed away on Monday June 8th 2020, doing what he loved. He was born March 8th, 1992 in Skowhegan, the son of Michael Gilbert Sr. and Tammie Stanley. He graduated from Skowhegan Area High School Class of 2010 where he played football.Michael was employed by Giffords Ice Cream Factory in Skowhegan, in the shipping and receiving department where he happily worked and was well liked for three years. Michael had such a big heart. He would walk around like a tough guy, but for anyone that knew him, knew he was actually a big softy. You would never know about any of the struggleshe carried, as he always puts others first. He was a loyal, dedicated friend who you had for life unless you scarred him. Michael loved joking with anyone he came across, he had a shit eating grin that would light up any room. He was a reserved soul but ifhe cared about you, you knew. Michael was an avid pool player. He was an active member of the Skowhegan Elks Lodge where he spent his time playing pool, helping his Elks family with anything he could, andblowing money on those damn pull tabs. If you couldn't find him there, he could be found out riding his Victory Vegas which was his most prized possession. Michael grew up working on derby cars with his father and could not wait for the moment it could behim in the drivers seat. Every year since he turned 18, he did derbies. Over the years, he placed in the top three numerous times. He had a winner mentality in all that he did. He was extremely competitive and if he wasn't winning, he was losing. Michael enjoyedfishing, mud runs, drinking his teas while watching his New Orlean Saints, and spending time with his loved ones, especially his nephews. Michael is survived by his loving father Michael Gilbert Sr. of Canaan, his mother Tammie and stepfather Scott Ward of Skowhegan, his sister Heaven Gilbert, her fiancé TylerSavage, and his beloved nephew Milo Savage of Norridgewock, his maternal grandmother Dora Stanley of Skowhegan, his paternal grandparents Maxine and Paul Gilbert of Farmington, his best friend Jasmine Garceau, her fiancé Katherine Jones, and his beloved nephewDrayton Garceau of South China, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. There will be a service and celebration of life for Michael at the Athens Fairground on Saturday June 13th at 2PM. Skowhegan Elks Service will begin at 330PM with Rev. Tannerto follow. Donations can be made to Madison-Skowhegan Elks Lodge Post #2531 to the pool committee in the memory of Michael and his love for the game. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Anyone who wishes to leave the family messages can do so on our website at – www.smartandedwardsfh.com

  • FAMILY

  • Michael is survived by his loving father Michael Gilbert Sr. of Canaan, his mother Tammie and stepfather Scott Ward of Skowhegan, his sister Heaven Gilbert, her fiancé Tyler Savage, and his beloved nephew Milo Savage of Norridgewock, his maternal grandmother Dora Stanley of Skowhegan, his paternal grandparents Maxine and Paul Gilbert of Farmington, his best friend Jasmine Garceau, her fiancé Katherine Jones, and his beloved nephew Drayton Garceau of South China, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, June 13, 2020

  • Elks Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 13, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 13, 2020

Memories

Michael Scott Gilbert Jr.

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Kevin Workman

June 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for all the family and friends in this time of sorrow.

Ann Lathrop

June 12, 2020

I never met Michael but I do know his dad from coming into the part stores that I've worked at. I cannot imagine what the family is going through. Only know my thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all of you.

louise savoy

June 12, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sincerely. Louise Savoy

Pauline Champagne

June 11, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with Mike's family and friends.

I will miss seeing him, talking with him, playing cornhole and having him as my cribbage partner. Also his messages inviting us to go get Romeo, play cribbage and hang out at the Elks.

He had the biggest heart and will be missed by my Michael. They had a special bond together. He would light up his world when they were together. I can see them both smiling at each other. Michael will treasure the hat Mike bought him for his birthday. Mike.. Mike

We will miss you 💔
RIP

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY