RICHMOND -- Michael Steven Lund, 22, of Richmond, went home to his Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
He was born in Brunswick on Feb. 1, 1991. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. Mikey and his family are similar to a river: always together, strong and constant, moving forward. The loss of Mikey has created a drought, but we know with every shower or thunderstorm we'll get stronger and along the way rainbows will remind us of how precious family is.
Mikey attended Gardiner Area High School. He was employed by D & D Builders as a carpenter. He was well known as a Jack of All Trades and knew a little bit of something about everything. He never saw anything as a barrier; if there was a barrier he'd break through it. There was no task too big or obstacle he couldn't get around.
Mikey loved everything that had a motor: snowmobiles, dirt bikes, trucks and boats. He lived his life like he drove -- fast and hard. Mikey was carefree and fearless and often said "Drive it like you stole it!" and "WFO."
Mikey was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He spent a lot of time on a special island in the Kennebec. Mikey also loved playing disc golf at his two favorite places, Ackers Acres in Bowdoinham and CR Farm Disc Golf in West Gardiner. Mikey lived each second of his life to its fullest, spending time with family during holidays, birthday parties and gatherings. He enjoyed time with friends, dirt biking, four wheeling, and hanging out in Jackman or at "the garage." He loved kids and they loved him especially Jahmiyo, Jeffrey, Wesley, Natalie, Addison, Bailey, Maddie, Aiden, Trevor, Little Al and Gabby. His heart was true and children recognized that. Mikey saw his family as friends and his friends as family.
Mikey was known as the best wheeler and dealer around. The asking price was out of the question, unless he was selling it, then it was the best deal you have ever seen. He could get the asking price plus a trade. He could leave in the morning with a paper clip and bottle caps in his pocket and come home with a new sled.
Everyone could count on Mikey and knew two things about him. We always knew what was on his mind because he would say it and Mikey was guaranteed to make us laugh. Many people may not know this but Mikey was particular about his hygiene. He always had a toothbrush, a travel tooth paste and a Tide-to-go pen in his pocket. He was compelled to hide his favorite clothes from his brother, Josh, to guarantee they weren't ripped or stained, even if the clothes were Josh's. Mikey's love for animals started at birth. He enjoyed horseback riding with family and competed in horse shows. He has never known a day without a dog and loved and appreciated every family dog throughout his life. Mikey was also well known for his generosity. Mikey's generosity will carry beyond this life as an organ donor.
In Heaven he will be reunited with his grandparents, Russell and Joanie Lund, and James and Annie Downs and his Uncle Jim Downs.
Waiting to be reunited with him in Heaven are his parents, Steven Lund and Shannon Downs; his brother, Joshua Lund; his aunts and uncles, Scott and Deb Lund, Sandra MacMaster and Linwood Hart, Stacy Lund and Bethany Bennett, Mary MacMaster, Jack Downs, Stacie Downs, Tracie and Rusty Travers, Belinda Guyon, Tom MacMaster, Kitty Allen, Lori Gove and Ron Purington; his cousins, Nate Lund, Travis and Dustin MacMaster, Derek, Alicia and Amber Lund, Tom, Jason, Tony and Danyielle MacMaster, Jimmy and Jon Downs, Heather, Lisa and Jack Downs Jr. Miranda and Mason Travers, Melanie and Katie Guzman and Natasha and Breanne Purington and Shelby and Logan Gove; and his second family, Donny Thibeau and Merry Krechkin, and Scottie and Tasha Newton, and Shyanne Thibeau; also four special friends, Doug McMillan, Nate Purington, Zack Purington and Matty Collins; also his dog, Tyson.
Mike never took life too seriously. His favorite saying was, "I can do anything because I'm Mike Lund."
A service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at Hope Baptist Church at 726 Western Ave., Manchester. Immediately following will be a celebration of Mikey's life at Acker's Acres on 180 Dingley Road in Bowdoinham. Chippewa, Carhartt and camouflage are welcome. In response to the many questions the family has received regarding monetary donations, these can be mailed to Shannon Downs, 169 Aquiet Drive, Richmond, ME 04357.
Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1 Church St., Augusta. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.