Sheriff Wayne Ivey Recognizes Brevard County’s Ed Kydd of ‘Meals on Wheels’ Who Passed Away At Age 102

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ABOVE VIDEO: Ed Kydd strongly believed in helping others in a time of need and right up until his very last day delivered “Meals on Wheels” to seniors throughout Brevard County.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is written by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I’ve always believed “it takes a community to protect a community” and there was no better living example of that concept than Ed Kydd who passed away yesterday at the age of 102.

Ed strongly believed in helping others in a time of need and right up until his very last day delivered “Meals on Wheels” to seniors throughout Brevard County. Seniors who counted on Ed to make sure they had at least one hot meal a day and even more importantly someone to talk to!!

I had the chance not long ago to travel with Ed along his “Meals on Wheels” route delivering hot meals and conversation to local seniors.

What I saw on my journey with Ed was a quiet unsung hero who went about his mission of helping others without even once asking for recognition.

Instead, he just showed up every day to pick up his meals and then off to his route bringing a hot meal, a smile, and happiness to those he encountered along the way.

Without Ed and the other volunteers at “Meals on Wheels” many of our seniors would go hungry and lonely, having no one to care for them or to even talk to. Ed knew that people depended on him and as such, continued to serve others as a volunteer at “Meals on Wheels” long after he could have retired and long after most of us would have had the energy to continue. Simply put…he refused to quit because others needed him!!

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Tonight’s video is in honor of Ed for his life of dedication to serving others. It is also a call to action for the next Ed Kydd to step up to the plate and volunteer to serve others by delivering meals to our seniors. I can think of no better tribute to a great man than volunteering to try and fill his shoes doing what he loved!!

“Meals on Wheels” is facilitated through Aging Matters right here in Brevard County so if you are ready to step up to the challenge of filling Ed’s shoes please visit their website at agIngmattersbrevard.org or you can call them at 321-639-8770.

Rest In Peace Ed…we will take it from here!

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