Hayden James Soyk

August 14, 1995 to June 8, 2014 -

Hayden James Soyk

Hayden James Soyk tragically died in a car accident June 8,2014. He was 18.

He graduated from West Linn High School in 2013 and attended Clackamas Community College. For the past two years he had worked at Island Sam’s Pizza while attending college, with the intention of transferring to Oregon State University. He had a new found interest in economics and finance. Hayden had a passion for basketball, soccer, video gaming and BMWs. He loved camping and boating with family and friends. He loved Las Vegas and couldn’t wait to turn 21 so he could go with friends to explore the city. He had dreams of traveling the world and skydiving with his mother on her 50th birthday.

He was sensitive and had a knack for cheering up those who were sad or lonely. He was considered funny, kooky and sometimes just plain weird, which made him so much fun to be around. His peers described him as one of the funniest people they knew. Hayden volunteered two years as an outdoor school councilor and made a huge impact on the younger kids.

Survivors include his parents, Kevin and Shari Soyk; his sister, Olivia Soyk; grandparents John and Janice Holland, Janet Rock and Linda Rudd; his Aunt Lori, Uncle Leslie and cousins Devin and Tyler Adams. He is also survived by dozens, if not hundreds, of friends whose lives he enriched with his sense of humor and fun-loving spirit.

He lived a good life and will be missed by all who knew him.

Rest in peace, Hayden.