WINNEMUCCA, NEV. — Gabriel “Gabe” McFarland was born April 10, 2003, in Ellsworth. He passed away unexpectedly and much too soon, March 4, 2013.
Gabe touched so many people in his short lifetime; he loved all animals especially his canine companions, Milo and Lexo. He enjoyed drawing, Legos, comics and collecting things of many kinds. Gabe was “all boy,” constantly in motion. He loved the outdoors and going exploring. And many of his best times were going on adventures with his dad. Gabe was kind, caring and showed pure selflessness when it came to his younger brother and sister. Gabe, wise beyond his years, was happiest in the company of his family and many friends from Mount Desert Island to Winnemucca, Nev. Gabe’s all-around love for his family, free spirit, pleasant sense of humor, contagious smile and twinkle in his beautiful brown eyes will never be forgotten and forever missed.
Gabe is loved and survived by his father, Michael McFarland of Trenton; mother, Crystal Urquhart-Asbury; stepfather, Jon Asbury; sister, Pixie Asbury; and brother, Jobe Asbury, all of Winnemucca, formerly of Tremont; grandparents, Betty Urquhart and Stan Ward of Ellington, Fla., and Joyce and James McFarland of Bar Harbor; aunt, Jessica Sawyer of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; aunts and uncles, Sarah (Matt) McEachern and Bethany (Matt) Reece, all of Bar Harbor; cousins, Krome Saravia of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Ashley and Lindsey McEachern and Calie and Bailey Reece of Bar Harbor. In addition to many cousins, great-aunts, uncles, special friend of his father’s, Vicky Grindle, and family of friends at Bar Harbor Marine. Gabe was preceded in death by his Papa, Mo Rich, whom was very dear to Gabe. Gabe’s family would like to thank Sonoma Heights Elementary School, Humboldt General Hospital EMT and Emergency Room staff, Sheriff’s Department, and to everyone in Maine and Winnemucca who have reached out with their prayers, thoughts, and overwhelming acts of kindness.
A memorial service for Gabe will be held 4 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. There will also be a memorial service for Gabe at the Winnemucca Christian Fellowship Church, Winnemucca, 11 a.m. March 30, 2013. Donations can be sent in Gabe’s memory to the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605. Those of you wishing to share memories of Gabe can do so at www.jordanfernald.com or www.albertsonfuneralhome.com.