Reid Winslow Chadwick
Reid Winslow Chadwick
  • February 9, 1991 - October 21, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Reid Winslow Chadwick was a dedicated medical student, beloved fiancé, son, friend, brother, and a lover of the natural world. He died in his home October 21, 2017. He was 26.

Reid is survived by his parents, Winslow and Anne Chadwick; his fiancée, Merrill Ricketts; and his siblings, William Turner Chadwick and Susan Allain Chadwick. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Allain and Mr. and Mrs. Winslow J. Chadwick Sr.

Reid was born in New Orleans, LA on February 9, 1991. He graduated Cum Laude from Rhodes College in 2013 before matriculating to LSU Health Shreveport where he studied medicine. Reid was an ardent learner, a deep thinker, and a compassionate student and colleague.

Reid was a devoted partner to Merrill, in love with her, and their life together. With Merrill he enjoyed exploring the outdoors, fishing in Galliano, and long walks with their beloved Labrador Retriever Hank. His love for learning new things was matched only by his ability to master them. Reid had a passion for spicy foods, exotic hot sauces, growing peppers in his garden, and cooking. He was an expert guitar player, and his music was a gift to those he loved.

Throughout his life Reid was known for his kindness and tremendous generosity of spirit. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 444 Metairie Road in Metairie on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM. A visitation will be held at the church beginning at 9:00 AM. Interment will be private.

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