Mark Ames Huard

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Mark Ames Huard
1968 - 2018
UNITY - Mark Ames Huard, 49, of Unity, passed away suddenly at his home on April 1, 2018.
Mark was born to Leon and Bette Huard on Nov. 21, 1968, at Redington Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan. Coincidentally, just a few rooms away in the same hospital, the girl who would eventually become his childhood friend, high school locker partner, and dedicated life partner, had been born six days earlier.
Mark grew up in the town of Norridgewock and graduated from Skowhegan Area High School in 1987. He served in the U.S. Army from 1987 - 1993 and earned a B.S. in Wildlife Management from Unity College in 2004. Mark worked for the State of Maine, Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry in various positions from 2001 - present, with a brief stint at the U.S. Geological Survey.
Mark was a private person, a man of few words who let his actions do the talking. All who knew and loved him would agree that he was a doer in the fullest sense of the word. He could design, build, repair, and invent almost anything. He was known as "MarkGyver" because there was nothing he couldn't do, from carpentry, mechanics, beekeeping, electronics, construction, plumbing, etc. He was a voracious reader of how-to books and owner's manuals, and constantly watched videos to learn as well.
Mark loved projects, and though he may not have immediately appreciated the projects Kim suggested, he always indulged her requests for such things as raised garden beds and a chicken coop. He was in the process of designing a greenhouse for her this spring. Mark and Kim enjoyed working on projects around their home in Unity and taking back road drives in the "Big Red Truck" with their beloved dog, Ginger. They loved spending as much time together in nature as possible, especially being on the water.
Mark is survived by his partner of 27 years, Kimble Ann Hardy; his father Leon Huard and wife Glenda of Unity; his sister Heidi Jordan, her husband, Tim and niece Emily Jordan; Kimble's family, mother, Bette Anterra (Bette #2) of Colorado Springs, Colo., father, Malcolm Hardy and his partner Marti Gross of Mt. Vernon; sister, Karin Hardy of Fairbanks, Alaska; and niece, Kasey Kelley of Portland; brother Andrew Hardy and his wife Teyara and their children Kaenon, Hathaway, and Minka; her brother Aaron Stasulis and his children Isabella and Logan; as well as several uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Mark was predeceased by his mother Bette (Bette #1) Huard; maternal grandparents Basil and Frances Ames and paternal grandparents Julian and Marie Huard.
All are welcome to join us in gathering to honor Mark's life on Sunday, April 8, 2018, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Unity Community Center, 32 School St., Unity. Refreshments will be provided.
Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.

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Published in Central Maine on Apr. 6, 2018
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