In loving memory of Mark Bradley, AKA RidicuRyder
I want to personally thank all of you for your kind messages of condolences. It has been comforting to know how much all of you cared about Mark. Although Mark was unable to personally reply to all of you during his illness, he read and greatly appreciated your beautiful words of encouragement.
Mark’s ashes were scattered over the Ocean by his two loving friends, Laura and Joanie. As most of you know, Mark spent many happy years on the water, living full time on his sailboat and sailing his boat to various locations every time that he could.
Thank you again for all of your messages of condolences. Mark was deeply loved and he will be greatly missed.
In the small amount of time that i knew you there was an intensity and value that many never experience in longer amounts of time ….
Your absence will create a void that will only partially be filled but a hole will remain for those who knew you …
It appears all too surreal like a bad episode of the twilight zone.
Im still in shock as only a few weeks passed by from the witty and talented Mark i knew and had conversations with especially over an open faced turkey sandwhich at Lester’s diner after Ramada karaoke …
We never had time to say goodbye it was all too quick .
Rest Rest in peace and power and all the love due to such a gentle soul.
Oh mark you were so loved by many. Rest In Peace my friend. I will carry so many good memories of our years together in the ER. You drove me nuts but you also made me smile and laugh. You were a good soul. I’m so frustrated right now. This could have been prevented. Love you my friend. 😢😢❤️
–Megan Orren Little
It’s a very sad day! Rest In Peace, Markie! You will be missed! 😢
Rest peacefully Mark. 💗
Rest In Peace my friend and we will remember you with all your craziness 🙏🏻
–Rosario Cristina Madinabeitia
Im sorry Mark, I didn’t know you well but I found what you shared with the world to be thought provoking and inspiring and we really lost a special soul. I know you are at peace.
–Coober Nople Denauw
Rest in peace my dear friend. You were always there for me when I needed someone to talk to. I’ll miss our long talks. I’ll love you always. I hope you’re flying free and happy wherever you are. 💔
Only met Mark a year ago via chat. Very sad to see him go. Will miss his charm and light hearted vibes…
Dearest Mark you reminded me a bit of Hunter S. Thomson bold unhinged fucking flying high. I thank you for your unapologetic nature though confronting at times I admired your unrelenting belief in bringing about change. I only witnessed you all in brief. You shared with me your creative process. And playful authenticity. Rest in peace mate. The story will go on. X may you never calm down. I hope your roaring on your motorbike in a cosmic dimension.
–Melanie Louise Eden
Brokenhearted. You will be missed Mark. ❤
Heartbroken over the loss of one hell of a guy. I had the pleasure of working alongside Mark for years and was so drawn to his witty sense of humor and compassion he had for people. Such a caring, good guy. just doesn’t seem fair. I will miss him dearly and cherish the memories we had. Rest In Peace Mark Bradley ❤️
Although we didn’t have the opportunity to meet in person, Mark was a great friend from a distance, especially after my dad passed away last year. He always checked in to see how I was doing and genuinely cared. See you on the other side, Mark. Much love and Godspeed. ❤️
Dear Mark, I knew you briefly, but you were quite a character. Your curiosity and wanting to explore consciousness intrigued me. I hope wherever you go there is a stand open mic and a road to many vistas.
Mark Bradley I’m shocked to hear this news 😭 you were one of the most caring and involved friends in our Fb group, anytime anyone was going through anything you always reached out to see how we could all come together to help our friends in need. You were a SOLID friend. I’m sorry your last couple years here were such a struggle… I’m sorry I couldn’t do more for you… I’ll miss our talks on the phone, you had such a wonderful presence and you were always full of next level ideas. Even if we never met in person, I’ll never forget what an amazing friend you were and how you brought me out of my introverted shell if even just for lengthy phone conversations- (I’ve never been a phone conversationalist) but I never could say no or turn down your offerings to chat on the phone. You will be deeply missed… I’m still in shock. I thought for sure you would pull through this. Sending you all the love out there in the ether. Thank you for everything you were and for always being such a great friend. (((Hugs))) you were undoubtedly loved and you will be undoubtedly missed by so many lives that you touched just for simply being you. ❤️
–Mona Marie Martyn
Rest In Peace Mark, it was honestly a pleasure to work with you. You cared for your patients and had such a unique sense of humor , you always made me laugh. This is so unfair. You will always be remembered old friend🙏🏼😔
Rest In Peace Mark! You are loved eternally!
So sorry to hear this…gone too soon. Rest easy and I am sure Heaven got a lot funnier today. This sucks.
Rest In Peace Mark. This is very sad news for me to hear this. You were always so kind and funny. 😢
I’m so heartbroken reading this 💔 😭 Mark you touched so many lives including mine. I will always remember your sense of humor. And thank you for having patience and teaching me how to start an IV as a brand new nurse.
May you rest in eternal peace 🙏🏼💔😭
–Alexandra Romeo Santiago
I’m sad Mark. I’m sorry you are gone. I very much enjoyed our interaction. I will miss you and carry you with me…
Precious friend and colleague, you will be missed. Thank you for your humor, bravery and your candor. We will meet again. 🙏. Safe passage, Rest In Peace, free of this world’s burdens ❤️
We all feel blessed that we had the chance to know him, where with him, be privy to his brilliance and his sweet quiet loving charm, his immense almost superhero courage to explore–himself, life in nature, people he encountered and treasured in his own way of relating ..it could never be enough time to do things with Mark…he made anything and everything a quest, an appreciation, with his own unique twist of humor. He asked me to go to lunch with him at a restaurant with some special cuisine to explore and to take a ride with him on his motorcycle…we never got to do those things.
You were a truly unique individual and I am shocked to hear you’ve slipped this realm.
There is a definite hole where you once were.
See you on the other side buddy x
You will leave a vacuum for certain….you were a unique individual who touched the lives of many, many people .
RIP my friend.
RIP, I was deeply sorry to learn of your passing. I have very nice memories of the times we met, so grateful you attended my last book presentation in 2019. You were fun, funny, personable and generous with your knowledge.
Very sorry for the loss of a kind hearted man like Mark. He’s off to the next adventure, and beat us all to it, the rascal. Lighting candles and thinking of him when I see Charlotte’s Web. 💔
Dear Mark, I enjoyed our time together when we lived in the lower mainland, bc, together. Your sense of humour and philosophical nature inspired me. A loving man. As a cousin, you were special, but as a friend, you were awesome.
love to your spirit. thank you for all you taught me. I will be mulling over things you said and did for years to come.
I’m so saddened. My heart aches😭😭😭
I am so sad to hear this news! Mark, your kindness and friendship will be remembered!
Another star in the sky tonight xox I had the beautiful pleasure of meeting you online and was wonderfully taken by your irrepressible energy and passion and boundless love … The road has rose to meet you and all those other pilgrims who have gone before greet you with open arms and love that spans an eternity xox
The earth has lost such a beautiful soul. My heart goes out to all of Marks friends and family. I am truly saddened. 😢
I’m so sorry to learn of Mark’s passing. I’m thinking of all his family and friends, my heart goes out to you all. I didn’t know Mark well but was happy to have known him through blogging and his writing.
RIP friend. I’m sad you didn’t get to stick around, you truly were a bright light in this weary world. Until we meet again 💕
Sorry to hear of your passing Mark and co. 😭
You’ve been a good friend to me. Gonna miss you. Travel well my friend 💞🌬️🔥🔥🔥
“Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let Your Perpetual Light shine upon him”! Precious Mark, Precious Soul! God Bless you and all your beloved family!❤️🙏🕊
–Patty McGinnis Rowe
Rest in Peace, Mark. You were very kind. 🌻
Rest in Peace, Mark. Until we meet again. 💜
Very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I will miss his quirky sense of humor and interesting conversations. Will miss doing improv scenes with him.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Mark at Miami Children’s with Laura and Joanie. I was the closing nurse so I had to stay until 10pm and was the only nurse. Marks shift ended at 7 or 8pm usually. But he NEVER left unless he knew I was ok. Even if he had to clock out he would then stay and work off the clock or just hang around and answer the phone so that I could go and take care of a patient. That’s just the kind of person he was. And sometimes he would stay late with me when it wasn’t too busy and we would just chat. He was such an amazing human being and he will be missed by so many. He had a HUGE heart. Thank you for sharing him with us.
❤💙💜💖 Wish you knew how loved and missed you are…
I loved it when you read stories to us in your posts. There was something very special and kind about you and my heart hopes you are at peace.
Happy Birthday Mark in heaven 🎂🎁🎊🎉😔🙏
Mark, I don’t think I ever expressed to you how much I appreciate you. So many times you made me feel less weird and less alone. You always had something nice to say and you always made me feel not just welcome, but downright normal for having my outlandish thoughts and the audacity to think that I might be able to make the world a better place. (Even if only my little corner of it.) Thank you for all your words of encouragement and validation, and thank you for your kindness. Thank you for your friendship. I will miss you… I have missed you!! I hope you celebrated over there! Although I imagine it’s a constant celebration there, no need for a special day. Happy birthday. And happy re-birthday, my dear friend.
See you later. ❤
Just found out the sad news… RIP bud. I’ll miss you. You were the first friend I made in improv class. My first day of class you weren’t there and didn’t really talk much or make any friends. Then the next class you showed up and we started chatting. You made me feel welcomed and I knew I had made a new friend. I remember you carrying around your bike helmet. Sorry I lost touch… i got off FB, bc it was getting so weird. Now I wish I hadn’t. Covid was tough for me and not being able to see all my friends… especially you bud! I was so sad to hear the news from Greg Philippi about your passing. Love u bud… RIP
I love you sweet soul. We only interacted a bit on here, but you are loved and appreciated. Please say hello to me when I get to where you are now! Love you! Miss you.
Hope youre dancing wherever you are my friend!
Wow dude, I remember sharing beautiful exchanges of wisdom and philosophy with you on thw terence McKenna group from time to time. You were always respectful and kind. Huge void where you stood man.