High Cascade counselor, life lover and Mt. Hood fixture Drake Edwards passed away Sunday, December 23th in a car crash.
Anytime someone is taken from us way too soon, words can be hard to come by, but his facebook page is filled with memories and tributes, and it’s clear that Drake’s impact will live on forever. Here are a few words from his friends.
“Drake Edwards, you were the guy that everyone looked up to because of how you lived your life. Your positivity and enthusiasm towards life and everyone that was around was contagious and spread like wild fire. Those traits are rare in this world and it was amazing to watch you live your life to the fullest for the very short time I knew you. I didn’t have to know you long to realize you were the guy that cared about others more than yourself and that you made it a point to live every minute as it was your last. I loved skating the mini with you this summer, you have that good style. Just saying hi in passing or the short talks we had was what I will remember most, genuine whole hearted guy you were. Let your attitude towards life be remembered and put to use for all if us who knew you because life is too short. CHEERS to you and your family brother. My thoughts and prayers are with them.” — Brendan Drury
“Stunned by the loss of Drake Edwards, hands down one of the best people that I’ve ever met. Easily one of the most caring, compassionate and good spirited friends that I was able to have. Knowing you from the beginning of the summer was too short a time but I can safely say it was one of the best additions to my life and I think we all need to take a lesson from you. I’m so happy that the last time I got to spend time with you was ripping through powder at the Derby. Every run this winter is for you! We all miss you buddy, you will never be forgotten.” — Toby Witte
“Just a reminder to be thankful for your family, friends, and ones who you care about in your life. Although I only knew Drake for 12 days of my life, he left an impact. Always smiling and pumped on life, Drake will be missed. Next time you go out and make some turns, think of Drake and how stoked he was on boardin and all his friends. #shredfordrake” – Max Tokunaga
I am still in shock. I will miss Drake Edwards with all of my heart. People like Drake are extremely rare. Anyone who ever met him can agree he was an exceptional human being of all aspects. Extremely friendly and positive at all times and with true love for his family, friends, and snowboarding. Drake was stoked everyday this summer at camp, regardless of the situation. I will never forget your kindness, sense of humor, and amazing times we had off and on hill this summer at Mt. Hood. I love ya dude! I know you will continue to watch over us and keep us inspired.- Andrew Aldridge