Layton Reid Obituary: Layton was a power – a traveler, a wise, a sharp eyewitness of humankind. That might be, to some extent, why photography was his blessing. His catching of the human condition uncovered that blessing in each casing.
Following tutoring in his old neighborhood of Halifax, he fiddled with the business world yet acknowledged rapidly that banking essentially wasn’t his strength… .endless standards. Thus he left on an undertaking in which he encountered life, work and culture on five mainlands. On his get back, he developed his adoration for taking pictures and for his cherished Candace with whom he would go through the most recent sixteen years of his life. Continuously a group, they were in the end compelled to handle the unnerving test of melanoma and together carried on with their lives as completely as conceivable in its shadow.
His next extraordinary satisfaction was the introduction of his child, Finn. Through his battle with this remorseless infection, he remained the quintessential father. His interminable love for his small kid is unmistakably communicated in a large group of uncommon photos. Finn will keep on giving valuable looks at his father for us all through his interest and savagery.
Liberally welcoming others into his experience of living with biting the dust, Layton composed with unfortunate trustworthiness, clearness and enthusiastic humor catching euphoria, despair, disappointment, happiness and significant love in exceptionally moderate words.
An enthusiastic and savage sprinter from the time he could walk, Layton moved himself to run and finish ten 5k races this previous year propelling himself through his inexorably crippling disease. His own words best pass on his lumpy assurance “run. walk. creep, I couldn’t care less. simply continue pushing ahead and you’ll inevitably get to where you have to go. I guarantee.”
Bold and gallant, he carried on with his existence with an uncommon effortlessness, acknowledgment and respect. Candace, Finn, guardians Willie and Phil, sibling Matt and family and numerous companions stay in wonderment of this surprising individual. His life and inheritance will be commended 10 am Thursday January 26, 2017 in Cruikshank’s Funeral Home , 2666 Windsor St., Halifax.