In Memory

Reid Hoodspith

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03/17/16 10:02 PM #1    

Barbara Oke (Hoodspith)

It's hard to sum Reid up in just a few words.  Kind, gentle, soft spoken, great sense of humour, loving, warm hearted, athletic, incredibly fit, more than a tiny bit mischievious ... just an all round wonderful person.  He was known for his infectious laugh and calm nature.  


For those of you who don't know Reid's story, he was riding his bike on a sunny late afternoon in June 1995 when a drunk driver lost control of his car and careened into him.  Reid was gone in an instant.  


Reid was an amazing father ... so patient, so encouraging, so wanting to share what he had learned during his life, and so much fun.  His children were his greatest pride.  


Reid quietly lived his life following the path he chose.  Maybe he knew his path would be short.   He continually  challenged himself to be faster, stronger, and go further in his many sports.


My nephew Brian dedicated the book he wrote the last winter we were all in Maui together to Reid:


“to my Uncle Reid, riding a wave to a far horizon”  


I do like to think Reid is off somewhere skiing, boogy boarding, riding his bike and looking over Colin, Megan and myself ..... And now his grandsons Clinton and Noah.

03/18/16 09:32 AM #2    

Elgin Lee (Quan)

Thank you for sharing.  So sad to hear your loss Barbara.  I didnt know Reid's story and you made it memorable.  Glad to know he has left a tangible legacy where his grandchildren and children can remember him fondly.  Life is short.  Life well,  live full. ~




03/18/16 11:09 AM #3    

Pat Simpson (Mostovich)

I remember Reid from my bowling days. He did have an infectious laugh and was fun to be around. Thank you for filling in the details of his life after WVSS. It must be difficult to think back on the days when he was with you and the children. See you at the reunion!!

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