On March 31, 2013 Jerry McEachern rode on into the next life when he lost his life in a motorcycle accident. He was on his way to my parents house when a little old lady turned in front of him on a back road and killed him instantly.
It was a horrible day, a horrible loss. Life has never been the same. He left behind a loving wife, 2 daughters, a son, grandchildren and his kids significant others.
Jerry was an amazing man. He was in my life since I was born and best friends to my parents. I grew up with him and his kids always going on family trips and just spending time with them.
One of his daughters Kara still rides and when I rode, we rode together sometimes. I rode a street bike to his life celebration. Although he died on one, it was as not his fault and he loved motorcycles so I felt he would be proud I rode one to his celebration of life. Accidents happen and that’s the risk you take riding. Heck I would still be riding if I hadn’t suffered a serious brain injury, but at that point the smart thing to do was not to ride again.
Always thinking of you Jerry. You were such a good soul, so funny and if you heard a bird chirping it was like ole Jerry! Thanks for the lifelong memories. My love goes out to Jerry and his family, he was such an amazing man I was lucky to be influenced by.