Nevada AND TREMONT - Gabriel Johnson McFarland earned his "angel wings" on the evening of March 4, 2013, in Winnemucca, Nev. He was born April 10, 2003, in Ellsworth.
Gabe touched the hearts of many people in his short lifetime. He was happiest in the company of his family and through them made many friends from Mount Desert Island to Winnemucca, Nev. He enjoyed drawing, Legos, Skylanders, comics and collecting various "treasures." He enjoyed the outdoors and going exploring, especially with his dad. Gabe was kind, caring and showed pure selflessness when it came to his younger sister and brother. He will be forever remembered for his free spirit, contagious smile, twinkle in his beautiful brown eyes and his love of adventure.
Gabe is loved and survived by his father, Michael McFarland of Trenton; mother, Crystal Urquhart-Asbury and stepfather, Jon Asbury; sister, Pixie Asbury; brother, Jobe Asbury, all of Winnemucca, Nev., and formerly of Tremont; grandparents, James and Joyce McFarland of Bar Harbor and Betty Urquhart and Stan Ward of Ellington, Fla.; aunts and uncles, Sarah and Matt McEachern, Bethany and Mat Reece, all of Bar Harbor, and Jessica Sawyer of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and cousins, Ashley and Lindsey McEachern, Calie and Bailey Reece, all of Bar Harbor, and Krome Saravia of Cocoa Beach, Fla. In addition to many cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles; a special friend to Gabe and his father, Vicky Grindle of Eastbrook; and all his special friends he thought of as family at Bar Harbor Marine. He will be especially missed by his canine companions, Lexo and Milo. Gabe was predeceased by his Papa, Mo Rich, whom was very dear to him.
A memorial service for Gabe will be held 4 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Spring interment will be at Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor.
Those who wish may make contributions in Gabe's memory to Campership Fund, Camp Beech Cliff, P.O. Box 381, Mount Desert, ME 04660 or SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605.
Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 18, 2013