OBITUARY

Robert Ernest Gilcott

January 24, 1959January 29, 2019

Robert Ernest Gilcott, 60, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on January 29, 2019.

Bob was born on January 24, 1959 in Norridgewock, Maine, where he lived his entire life. He graduated from Skowhegan Area High School, class of 1977. He married the love of his life, Cindy (Kniffin), on May 4, 1985 in Skowhegan, Maine. Bob held a variety of jobs during his life, starting out as a police officer for the Town of Norridgewock. He had a lengthy construction career at Cianbro and Rust Engineering. He then continued on to Campbell's, and Hammond Lumber Company in outside sales. Bob was a born entrepreneur, spending a great part of his life owning his own businesses, including Krafty Kritters, A+ Home Maintenance and, most recently, RC Destination hobby shop. Bob was President of the Norridgewock Chamber of Commerce, and a proud member of the Maine Antique Tractor Club. Bob was proud of his accomplishments as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Norridgewock Water District.

He was a die-hard NASCAR fan. He thoroughly enjoyed camping with his family. He took pride in his various collections, including trucks and tractors. He valued old things and kept them like new. He had a gift for being able to see the value in things – and people.

Bob was predeceased by father Perley Gilcott, godfather Ernest Laney, mother Stella (Gilcott) Poulin, brother Ralph Gilcott, and sister Judith Bushey.

He is survived by wife Cindy of 34 years, daughter Danielle Turner and husband Dennis and their children Lincoln, Reece, and Gabriel of Norridgewock, daughter Shelby Bolstridge and husband Matt of Milton, NH, sister Patricia Hayden and husband Robert of Cornville, and many other loving family members.

Bob was happiest when he was surrounded by his girls. Reminiscing, his wife and daughters will miss the notes he left them near daily – "have a great day, sweetheart. I love you." He never failed to remind them how beautiful he thought they were and how much he loved them. He enjoyed having his entire family together. He was a supportive, loving dad – always intentional and thoughtful with his words, and a great listener. His salt-of-the-earth nature was infectious. Bob was well-known for his generosity and gentle demeanor. Always willing to lend a hand and offering advice based on his life experiences. He never was unprepared, always carrying the right tools for most any job, which included a multi-tool on his belt everyday. He was an honest businessman – everyone knew they could trust and count on Bob. His loyalty also spilled over to his long-time friends, whose connections he deeply cherished. Time was not much of a concern to Bob; he thought nothing of spending several hours chatting over a few cups of coffee – even if that meant missing an appointment. He left an impression on everyone he came into contact with – he knew how to make a person feel important and cared for. He always stuck to his word. Bob was the epitome of kindness and living a life of doing the right thing.

"I'm pretty happy." –Bob

A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at 10: a.m. at the Norridgewock Fire Department, Upper Main St. Norridgewock, Me.

Donations in Bob's name may be made to the Somerset Career and Technical Center – 61 Academy Circle, Skowhegan, Maine. A scholarship will be created for a student enrolled in the carpentry program.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by wife Cindy of 34 years, daughter Danielle Turner and husband Dennis and their children Lincoln, Reece, and Gabriel of Norridgewock, daughter Shelby Bolstridge and husband Matt of Milton, NH, sister Patricia Hayden and husband Robert of Cornville, and many other loving family members.

    Bob was predeceased by father Perley Gilcott, godfather Ernest Laney, mother Stella (Gilcott) Poulin, brother Ralph Gilcott, and sister Judith Bushey.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, February 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Robert Ernest Gilcott

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William Bickford

February 22, 2019

I've known him since we were kids. An ever present smile,no matter how the day was going. Add his gentle demeanor, and ready words, and I've never known a kinder, gentler man. He will be sorely missed by us all and we are all better having known him.

Jason Bowman

February 1, 2019

This man was a pillar in the community that he served. Not because of any position or title, it was because he did everything with a kindness and a love for people. He always had a smile, even after working through the night on storms, always ready to help anyone. This man will truly be missed. My prayers, thoughts and condolences to his family and friends as he spoke about you all constantly.

Barry Sites

January 31, 2019

My heart broke upon hearing the news of Bob's passing. My deepest sympathy to the family. I will always charrish the memories of time spent riding around town in high school. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Barry

Penny Abbott

January 31, 2019

All my life, my Uncle was always very loving and caring. Loved his family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY