Sunday, August 29, 2010

RIP Trevor Powell

I just found out that a guy I was good friends with in middle school who dated one of my best friends at the time died this weekend. I cannot believe it. I still don't believe it. I knew him as a kind person who liked to joke and laugh a lot. At first I thought it was some kind of sick prank but a friend of mine told me that allegedly he was getting a nasty heroin addiction and died from an overdose. I just refuse to believe that this is true. He was smart. I remember he was in the smarter classes with my friends. Earlier this summer I was filling my car up with gas while talking to a friend when he walked out of the snack shop. I was in mid conversation and was only able to smile at him when he passed and I guess it was an air "hi, we used to be friends, i see your doing well, bye". I heard from the grape vine, because living on a small island everyone knows everyone else's business, that he liked to party but so did a lot of high schoolers from the island who had nothing better to do. If the rumor is true, seriously who thought that a little 'partying' could become so bad. A habit that can kill, and apparently did. I pray that God will take care of his soul as he was a man who deserved to find heaven. I hope that heaven is the very least of what he found. I seriously cannot think of a time where I ever got mad at him or a time that anyone ever complained or talked badly of him. My most fond memory of him was the day he met up with my little brother and I at the park to play basketball. It was a Valentine's day and we were friends just trying to have some fun while our friends celebrated the sappy holiday. He genuinely had fun playing ball with my brother and I and I cannot remember a single moment in my life that I have ever seen him frowning. He was always always smiling. Even after a test or the WASLE (standardized test). I remember when he started dating my best friend at the time and came and met up with us at the lake. Even though we matched with our pasty white skin he still found a way to make a joke out of it. And even though my friend and I loved to read girly magazines and 'tan' in the sun, he still made it fun for the three of us. I cannot think of a single negative thing about Trevor. I pray for all those who knew him and miss him especially his family. I know that he will be greatly missed.

10 comments:

  1. Trevor is my cousin. I haven't seen him since our Grandma's memorial last October and this is a shock. So far you are the only person on the web I can find who has written about him. Thank you.

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  2. Thank you for reading Ben. Trevor was truly a unique guy and deserved so much more than just a blog entry at midnight. I wish there was more I could do and I am deeply sorry for your loss.

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  3. There should be more online about Trevor. He was an absolute great guy and what was so true about your words was that no one can think of a time anyone had a reason to be upset with or angry at him, it just didn't happen. Everybody felt so close to him because everyone had a positive relationship with him. He will be missed.

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  4. Yeah I agree, he deserves his own damn website. He was one awesome guy, and really was, its not like everyone is just saying it now that he's gone. (Which does happen sometimes) Trevor was awesome. Nothing but kindness and joy he spread around to everyone. Miss that kid.

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  5. Hiya all. As i sat here tonight, thinking of names of friends I have had that have died through heroin, one of the names was Trevor Powell. I'm now wondering if I have the same person. The Trevor Powell i knew lived in Hastings, loved golf and had a partner at the time of passing called Louise... Lou for short. I couldn't see any mention of your location so it is a wild guess, but here's hoping. RIP Trevor. Mark (now living in Scotland after leaving Hastings to sort my own life out). Thank you.

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    1. im sad to say that this is the same Trevor. we dated for about a year. that Lou in my opinion is responsible for his death. I think of him all the time. sorry to be the one confirming its him. well done for getting out x

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    2. Oh no, that's sad. I'm so shocked it's the same person. I got to know Trevor through heroin sadly, but thankfully managed to stay off it all, even drink, for just over 7 years now. Trevor seemed so placid and a really sound guy. It always seems the good ones go first, like the best mate I ever had who also died in May 2014, last year. This was just weeks after his Mum died - the only family he had in Hastings, so it must have just been too much for him. It makes me feel guilty for managing to survive it all, as I ended up with a chronic habit, through having a fairly good income, being in a decent job in Bexhill, which soon ended as the drugs took hold. Thankfully, I'm now just over 7 years off the stuff, now dedicated to raising my Daughter as a lone parent (Father) on my own. When I think of the friends I have lost in Hastings, I feel lucky to have survived, as I was even worse than some of them. So, so sad. Will always miss them all. RIP. :)

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    3. Oh no, that's sad. I'm so shocked it's the same person. I got to know Trevor through heroin sadly, but thankfully managed to stay off it all, even drink, for just over 7 years now. Trevor seemed so placid and a really sound guy. It always seems the good ones go first, like the best mate I ever had who also died in May 2014, last year. This was just weeks after his Mum died - the only family he had in Hastings, so it must have just been too much for him. It makes me feel guilty for managing to survive it all, as I ended up with a chronic habit, through having a fairly good income, being in a decent job in Bexhill, which soon ended as the drugs took hold. Thankfully, I'm now just over 7 years off the stuff, now dedicated to raising my Daughter as a lone parent (Father) on my own. When I think of the friends I have lost in Hastings, I feel lucky to have survived, as I was even worse than some of them. So, so sad. Will always miss them all. RIP. :)

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  6. Trevor, our first date wen I washed ur hair then kicked ur butt at pool!!! ur name is tattooed above my heart. where your always be. xxxx still got my topaz ring :-) xxx

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