Tribute to Jason Baird with LoveÂ
When Jason Baird was 15 years old,Â he became part of our family and household.Â Â IÂ agreed to billet Jason him for 3 years while he played minor hockey for the Mississauga AAA Reps, Minor Bantam Team.Â There was never a dull moment, with 4 boys now in the household and playing hockey, sometimes you could easily call it insane.Â Jason Baird was quieter than the Pinizzotto boys but they got along beautifully.Â He was so sweet, caring and always ready to help.Â On ice he was smart, fast and tough as nails with quick hands to score.Â The boys had wonderful experiences as the team was wining games and champions while building long life time friendships.
In the Bantam year, there were a lot of IHL scouts watching the Team, Manny Malhotra, Allan Rourke, Jason Baird and my son Jason were on the radar.Â Our great Coach Rob Honighan had a great team with skill and chemistry, all 4 of these players were drafted into the OHL.Â Jason Baird was drafted by the Erie Otters and moved to Erie leaving the our household not realizing that I would actually agree to havingÂ 6 more billets hockey players and 4 youngÂ friends of my sonsÂ share our home and family.Â Â Â Â Through the years, we have always kept in touch and naturally facebook is fabulous.Â We also kept in touch with Kim and John, Jason's parent.Â They areaÂ close loving family and when the accident happened, the reality of how loved Jason is hit their doorstep.Â Jason was no longer living in his small town Cayuga, he was with his family in Texas.Â Through determination and love, soul deep he fought his battle to stay with us.Â Â IÂ will always rememberÂ the craziness around the house and his cute smile and laughter just taking it all in.Â Â He always knew he could depend on us.Â We areÂ family".Â Â
Sadly to say Jason Baird passed away this year.Â Â He had a longÂ fought battle with his accident but he grazed the heart of hundreds, thousands of people.Â He was a father, friend, relative and hockey play, coach and wonderful volunteer.Â "His life means so much to so many and we are grateful we had the chance to spend time with him.Â Jason you will always be in our hearts and memoriesÂ forever"
Big turnout for evening charity marathon, an estimated 300 runners to to the streets for a marathon suporting Jason BairdÂ Kym Baird
, Jasonâ€™s mother, was in awe with the turnout.Â â€œThis is so wonderful,â€� said Kym, who took part in a 2.5-kilometre walk with one of the marathon organizers, Mississauga realtor Linda Pinizzotto. â€œEvery time you read a newspaper, you read about bad things.
These people are so generous and thoughtful and they donâ€™t even know him.â€�Â Â It's wonderful Friends, family and perfect strangers will be in Mississauga tonight to rally around the cause of Jason Baird
, the former Mississauga Reps hockey playerÂ Â Â http://www.mississauga.com/community/citizen/article/26406-big-turnout-for-evening-charity-marathonÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â
Professional hockey player Jason Baird and his family discovered that this summer when the lawnmower he was riding exploded, engulfing him in flames.
Â Former member of the now defunct Vaughan Vipers passed away Friday.Â Jason Baird, who toiled with the Vipers during the 1996-97 Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League season, died in a Corpus Christi, Texas hospital after complications from pancreatitis.Â The 33-year-old Cayuga, Ohio native last played professional hockey during the 2007-08 season as a forward with the Corpus Christi IceRays and Youngstown Steelhounds of the Central Hockey League.Â Hospitalized for the past month, Baird had numerous surgeries since a July, 2008 landscaping accident in Ohio in which he suffered burns to more than 60 per cent of his body after the lawn mower he rode explodedÂ http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/4324726-former-vaughan-vipers-hockey-player-dies-in-texas-hospital/