Maynard A. Tibbetts
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1951 - 2017
NEWPORT - Maynard A. Tibbetts, 65, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Newport.
He was born on Nov. 15, 1951, in Waterville, the son of Alfred and Ethel (Call) Tibbetts. He grew up in Troy and graduated from Mt. View High School with the Class of 1971. He was an automotive machinist by trade and was a loving, hardworking husband, dad and granddad.
Maynard loved spending time at his camp with his family and was a true outdoorsman. He had a great love for fishing and hunting and took great pride in teaching his sons his skills. They have many memories and stories to tell about those adventures with their Dad. He was always willing to lend a hand and enjoyed working side by side with his sons and their families doing whatever was needed. He enjoyed the time spent with Troy and his family, building barns for their livestock and horses. He was a mentor to many and once you met him, he was the kind of guy you would never forget.
One of Maynard's greatest passions was snowmobile drag racing. He was a member of the Triple Cat Racing Team and spent many hours building and setting up race sleds to race on both grass and ice. He enjoyed traveling with the team to races and met many friends at the track, who all loved him and his fun, loving competitive spirit. He worked tirelessly at the track to keep the sleds going, get them to the line and help feed them. He will be greatly missed by the team on and off the track. He also was a member of the Wicked Good Vintage Racing Team.
Maynard found ways to connect with all of his loved ones. He would always show a passion for the same things that all his children enjoyed. There are no words to describe his love and pride for his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Colleen Tibbetts, of Newport; children, Troy Tibbetts and wife Annee, of Detroit; Chad Tibbetts and wife Sueanne, of West Bath; and Robert Tibbetts and companion Elizabeth Brokos, of Peru, New York; mother, Ethel Tibbetts, of Unity; grandchildren, Hunter, Haley, Logan and Morgan; his faithful dog, Adam West; his granddogs, Oakley, Althea, Magnum and Lanee; siblings, Dora Thompson and husband Walter, of Troy; Mabel Metivier and husband Eddie, of Plymouth; Rinny Turner and husband Dennis, of Oakland; Betty Emery and husband Charlie, of Timberlake, N.C.; Vanessa Diblasi and husband Sam, of Rougemont, N.C.; Lori Raven and husband Doug, of Thorndike; and Scott Tibbetts and companion Linda Gagnon; of Fryeburg; several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
He was predeceased by his father, Alfred Tibbetts; his brother, Clyde Tibbetts; and his beloved Rockie and Teddy Bear.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Sebasticook Valley Community Center, 81 North St. in Newport. All are welcome.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield. To leave a message of kindness for the family or share a memory, please visit:
In lieu of flowers,
please consider donating to
Maynard's Little Racers
c/o Sebasticook Valley
Federal Credit Union
87 Moosehead Trail
P.O. Box 145
Newport, ME 04953
Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home & Crematory Services
191 Hartland Ave
Pittsfield, ME 04967
Published in Central Maine on Mar. 20, 2017