Fort Kent - Edward Thibeault, 79, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2017 at a Fort Kent Health Care Facility. He was born on October 14, 1937 in Fort Kent, the son of Patrick and Edwina (Cyr) Thibeault.
Edward, Ed as he was called, was a graduate of Fort Kent Community High School in 1956 and attended the University of Maine at Orono from 1956 to 1958 in the Agriculture Program. Edward served his country in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961 and was stationed in Germany. Edward worked as a Farmer, Mechanic, Mill worker and Security officer for Fraser Papers. He retired from working in January of 2000. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed Carpentry and fabrication of mechanical projects always finding a way to make it better.
Edward married the love of his life, Ruth Gibson on June 29, 1963 and celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary this year. In addition to his wife, Edward is survived by his two sons, Dana and wife Cheryl of Fort Kent, Rick and wife Bethany of Caribou, and five grandchildren: Ian, Connor, Kyra, Brandon and Amanda. He is also survived by his brothers, Herman and wife Carlene of FL, Clarence and wife Marlene of FL, Ronald and wife Rolande of Fort Kent, Gerald and wife Joan of Fort Kent as well as sisters Muriel of FL and Vivian and husband Peter of FL, and by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother Edgar Thibeault and sister Doris Nadeau.
Edward enjoyed the outdoors snowmobiling, hunting, skiing and appreciated the fruits of nature and gathered wild strawberries, raspberries and hazel nuts. Most of all he enjoyed going to camp, boating and fishing. He was also active in the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus council #0352 of Fort Kent and a member of the Fort Kent "Sno Riders" snowmobile club for many years. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Friends may call August 28, 2017, Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated with full Military and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus honors 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Committal services will follow in the Parish Cemetery.
Published on August 26, 2017