Brett Reaume

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Brett Alexander Reaume of Blenheim ON, born in Chatham ON passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on July 30, 2020.

Born July 1, 1959 to Madeline Marie VanPottelberg and Forest Reaume (both predeceased).

Leaving behind his wife Nancy (Rietdyk) and sons Michael (Lori) and Andrew (Kaitlyn); his grandchildren Madisyn and Colton who were his brightest lights.

He also leaves his sister Shelley Glover (Joe), parents-in-law Joe and Jackie Rietdyk, sisters-in-law Shirley Rietdyk (Dave Simpson) and Samantha Keene, brother-in-law Pete Rietdyk and cherished nephews and nieces.

Brett built a successful business (Westside Performance Plus) through sheer will and hard work and raced cars and played with the same passion and determination.  His sons are following closely in his footsteps and he was incredibly proud of them both.  He was loved by many, always looked for the good in people and was willing to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.

As he wished, cremation has taken place.  Online condolences are welcomed and cherished.  Donations to the Chatham-Kent Hospice would be appreciated.

There will be a private family celebration of his life, and when we are able, we will be holding an open celebration of life.

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Nancy,Michael,Andrew and family. We will miss Brett. He will be in our hearts forever Sorry for your loss. Cindy& Donald Schram

Nancy,Michael,Andrew and your families.Brett was a great friend to me and my two boys,I have known Brett for the pass forty years since I was thirteen.He use to drive that orange #77 like he just stole it. As my boys watch Brett race we couldn’t leave the track til we saw him in the pits.(this made Alan &Casey’s night complete).As my boys started racing go-karts Brett was there to help them out parts ,paint etc.When he saw they he always asked how there last race day went.Thanks for all the memories you gave my family and I.RIP.Big Guywill miss you Gene(J.P.)Paul Reaume.

We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you Nancy and extended family during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences to you all.

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I spent a lot of my youth at the racetrack with my family. Brett was a great race car driver, liked by all who raced along side him. My condolences to his family.

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I spent a lot of my youth at the racetrack with my family. Brett was a great race car driver, liked by all who raced along side him. My condolences to his family.

Nancy and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Brett. My heart goes out to all of you. Brett was such a kind man and I will always remember him with a smile on his face. I hope that your great memories and all that you built together comfort you during this sad time. Brett will surely be missed by the entire community.

Nancy, Andrew, Mike and family. So very sorry to hear of Brett’s passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Brad Preston & Donna DeBoer

Nancy and Family: we are so sorry to hear of Bretts passing and are lucky people for knowing him.

Nancy, We are so sorry to hear of Brett’s passing. I hope you can keep your wonderful family close now for strength. Wishing you peace and our thoughts are with you. Cathy and Mark Finch

Andrew, very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Ted Howell

Dear Mike and family, Words can’t express the sadness of the passing of a great man, a terrific father, super grandfather, and just a wonderful human being. One wonders why these things happen. Please know that you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers as we travel the road of grief together. Barb Holden💔

I am so sorry to hear about Brett. He was such a great guy and will be missed dearly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Ken

Sorry for your loss. Brett was a great guy. Remember him from the Gas Plant days and all the work put into rebuilding my cougar.

Nancy, Michael, Andrew and families. I’m so sorry to hear of Brett’s passing. Expressing my sincerest condolences.

Nancy, Michael, Andrew and families. I’m so sorry to hear of Brett’s passing. Expressing my sincerest condolences.

we are very sorry to hear of BRETT'S passing and will always have great memories of racing with you guys at pelee !(glenn,ilean,jeremy and jason who will always be in our hearts!

Nancy, Mike , Andrew and families...so sorry to hear of you loss. Brett was a wonderful man. I enjoyed my conversations with him over the years. He knew his business well. he will be missed.

Nancy and Family. Sorry to hear of Brett's passing.

Nancy, Michael, Andrew and families. We were sorry to hear of Brett's passing. He will be missed. Sincere condolences, Phil, Jody, Vince and Kyle Vilaranda.

My condolences to the family. Brett will be missed.

To the Reaume family it breaks my heart to hear about Brett's passing. He was a great role model for many of the kids who watched him race and a great businessman in the community. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mark North and Glenna Pickering

Brett was the best boss I’ve ever had! I will forever cherish my time at Westside. Nancy, Mike and Andrew, I’m sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.

My condolences to everyone, Sounds there are many happy memories left behind. Isn’t that what we all hope for, that means we had a full life, My sympathy to all he left behind.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Reaume family. I remember as a young child at the track sitting in the stands and after in the pits at Ridge and Buxton. My uncle Gordie will be sad to see you join him at the Golden Racetrack in the sky... but happy he finally has some friendly sportsman competition. You - and your smile - will be missed by all.

My condolences to the reaume family. I had the pleasure of meeting and conducting business with Brett when I worked for Carey leasing in Blenheim.He helped me out many times, was just a nice guy. May he rest in Peace.

Rest in peace bro.. You will sadly be missed... You are in my prayers. Bob C.

Nancy, Mike, Andrew and families - Our deepest condolences for the loss of Brett, who was an outstanding guy and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time.

Nancy, Mike, Andrew and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all in this difficult time. Tim and Kathy Mackenzie

So sorry for your loss Nancy and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time. Lee Ann & Rob Fraser

Really sad to hear the news of Brett's passing; was just talking with him a couple weeks ago. Always enjoyed interacting with Brett. Reminds us of how fragile life really is. Nancy, Andrew, Mike and family, our deepest sympathy goes out to you. Brian, John & Julie Simard Sport Stock# 50

Nancy, Mike and Andrew, So sorry for your loss, Brett will be missed by many in our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nancy, Mike, Andrew and families, we are so sorry to hear of Brett’s passing, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Nancy, Michael, and Andrew Wish to express our sincere condolence for your loss of Brett, he will be greatly missed but I,I'm sure his spirit is racing someone in heaven. Murray and Eva

We are so very sorry for your deep loss of a loving husband, father and grandfather. We are truly saddened to hear this news! You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very painful time.

Nancy Mike and Andrew were so sorry to hear Brett passed , I looked up to him for a lot of years, he will be missed greatly. Darren Jenn and Dalton.

He will be missed by all.....I sure learned a lot about cars from him til we meet again rip

Nancy, Mike , Andrew and family...so sorry for your loss :(... Brett was a great man with a big heart ... hugs to all 💕

Brett was the most genuine person, he was always there when anyone needed him most, especially me. I am wishing you all peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

so sorry for your loss rita ken & lisa rest in peace

Brett was an awesome guy. I knew him for years. Was just in Westside last month and he was showing me his new knees lol... so sad and hard to believe he is gone. Condolences to the family and everyone. You and Brett are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy and family ,,so sorry to hear of your loss , our deepest sympathy to all, our thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏

Very saddened to hear of Brett's passing. He was a good neighbour and will be missed.

Nancy and family, So sorry to hear of Brett's passing, our prayers and condolences, RIP Brett Pat & Barry Henderson

Nancy and family so sorry for your loss

Nancy, Andrew, Mike and families. For years Greg has been a part of your family. You have given us support during our family s battles, while battling your own. Thank you. May you now use the strenght, love and support from your loved ones, friends and community during this very sad time in your life. In our thoughts and prayers.

I am so very sorry for your loss please accept my deepest condolences will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Brett was a great person and will be missed by many!

West side is pretty much a daily stop for me as their Purolator driver. He was always so sweet with a friendly smile and greeting, My condolences to the family, May he Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the Reaume family

Brett made an impact on my life by giving me an opportunity to be apart his family, his legacy & my future. Loved by many as I see it everyday at Westside Performance. Wes, Paula & Ciana Hooker.

Our condolences to the family, great man.

I am so so sorry for your families loss. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I knew him through Marie and from the racetrack when I was younger. He was a great man.

Very sorry for your loss ! Westside Performance Plus and the community will miss Brett !

Brett will be missed by all of his fans! RIP

This is tough, way too soon , just an all around nice guy, my sympathies to the family

Our deepest sympathy goes to Nancy and the boys and your families. Brett's friendly smile is truly going to be missed. Thinking of you all and know that he will never be forgotten. ~Sending huge hugs and prayers your way~ Mike and Cindy

Going to miss his big smiling face. Always happy and loving life. Condolences to his family. He will be missed.

Dear Reaume Family, Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Brett. He was a good man, a kind man, a decent man. He will be missed. Sincerely, Phil Trozzi

So sorry for your families loss. Brett will be missed by all. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you Nancy. Rip Brett.

My condolences to your family’s. RIP Brent.

My condolences to Nancy, Mike, Andrew and the family...Brett was such a great guy and will sadly missed.

Our condolences to the Reaume Family

Our deepest sympathies to Nancy and the entire family on the loss of Brett. He was truly one of the great ones and will be sadly missed by everyone. Anne and I are truly saddened and wish everyone the best at this trying time

So incredibly sorry to hear about Brett’s passing. Thinking of you all and sending our love your way.

He will be missed by many! Our deepest sympathy to Nancy and your boys and their families.

News like this hurt's bad, was great guy in and out of the shop. Be proud of what you've done buddy.

So sorry to hear of your loss Nancy. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of Brett's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

I am so sorry for your loss, I loved going in the Westside and chatting with Brett. He will be missed greatly.

So sorry to hear of Brett's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Our condolences to Nancy, Mike, Andrew and family. It is sad to lose a great member of our local racing community. God Speed Brett! Jeff and Mandy Gotelaer

So sorry to hear of Brett's passing and offer our sincere sympathies to all of his family. May all your precious memories bring you peace, comfort and strength in the days ahead. May he rest in peace.

My condolences to the Reaume family. Brett was a friendly and great guy, who will be sadly miss.

My condolences to the Reaume family

Nancy, Mike, Andrew & families, I am so sorry for your loss. Brett was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend to many and a great mentor for my son. Brett will be missed. With much love, Lucy Hartford

It is my loss to lose a friend like Brett, for he was a gentleman and a scholar with a good heart. My condolence to his family. He's in good hands now.

Dear Nancy, Mike, Andrew & families, So sorry for your loss. Brett was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather to you and was a great mentor for my son. Thank you so much Brett. You will be missed. Lucy Hartford

Nancy, Mike, Andrew & families, He will be missed far and wide, by his many friends, fellow drivers, acquaintances and pretty much anyone that every knew him. He was a mighty man and a gentle soul. He was a great neighbour and friend to us for over 25 years. So many memories...... There are no words to convey the depth of our heart break for you. You all have been in our hearts and prayers, since Bretts journey began, and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers for the difficult days to come as you continue to walk this path. Much love Marvin & Sandi.

Dear Michael, Andrew and families please accept my deepest condolence on the passing of your father. Brian and I knew your father in the early 80s and shared many a laugh with him in his racing garage. He always had a kind word and a smile Helen Cunningham/Ouellette

Our thoughts and prayers are with Brett’s entire family at this difficult time. Gone too soon and will be missed.

I’m sorry to here of brett passing it was a shock to here I have known Brett for many years of racing and being a friend he will be dearly missed my condolence to all the family Marty gagnier

Nancy & Family, So sorry for your loss! Brett & his big smile will be missed..... take care of each other during this difficult time. Hugs!!!

Nancy and family, May you have comfort in your memories. Thinking of you all.💕

My sincerest condolences Nancy . Thinking of you during this difficult time

Our sincere condolences to the family of Brett, quite a shock to us. Even though we only knew Brett through business relationships, he was always a fair and considerate man and will be deeply missed. May he rest peacefully in the hands of God and that that peace bring comfort and solace to all of his family. Ron and Elaine Bolohan, RB Electronics.

Nancy, Madisyn & Family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Sending our love and deepest sympathy to all of you.

Nancy & family. My heartfelt condolences. May you find comfort in aall your wonderful memories.

John and I were very saddened to hear of Brett's passing. He was a warrior until the end. Our thoughts and prayers are with all your families at the sorrowful time. Take care of each other,

My deepest condolences, prayers to the family

So sorry for your loss Nancy , Mike Andrew and grand babies. Take comfort in knowing that Brett is in a better place and out of pain. Im sure he will be keeping his eye on you from above. Our deepest condolences.

So sorry to hear of Brett's passing. Our sincere condolences to you Nancy, Mike, Andrew and families. Brett will certainly be missed by many.

Sorry to hear of Brett's passing..thinking of the Reaume family.

Nancy,Mike and Andrew. So sorry to hear about the loss of Brett. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all and your family

My thoughts and prayers go to you nacey and family at this time. Sorry for your loss hugs

Saddened by the news of Brett's passing-Sending our thoughts and prayers to Nancy and the families-Rest in Peace Brett- Such a great man- you will be greatly missed.

Nancy, Mike and Andrew we are so sorry for the loss of Brett. Our condolences to you all. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Your dad was a great guy. So many memories with him racing over the years. From the Mullins Family.

Nancy and family , please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of this wonderful man. Spread your wings Brett and fly high. Rest In Peace ❤️

I know Brett through racing at South Buxton Raceway and for many years I watched him from the stands always a hard charger & Go fast or go home type of guy , But he had a heart of a gentle bear and was always willing to help with anything from hands on to technical knowledge . This was always a great side of Brett that I will always remember because he was one of the guys that was willing to lend a newcomer some of his vast range of experience in racing. Whether on the track guiding me into position or off the track at the store & even in his shop Brett was the goto man. I've only known Brett a few years & was just at his shop couple weeks back and we had spoke about racing & how life throws us curve balls and to accept life as it is and not give up without a fight and that Brett did , definitely its going to impact us all in some way of the loss of Brett. A friendship that lasts a life time in memories ,laughs and pictures & great conversations. To Brett's family I' truly sorry for your loss & I send hugs and deep sincere condolences to you all. Thanks for the Memories Brett Rest In Peace Ole Friend Heaven gained a Angel when you walked through the gates .

Nancy and family so very sorry to hear about Brett's passing. Brett was a great guy,he will be missed..God bless ...

Prayers to Nancy and her family. Sorry to hear of Brett's passing. RIP Brett.

so sorry to hear of Brett's passing. He was an amazing man. My deepest sympathy to his entire family

One of the Nicest guys i ever met, he will be missed terribly.

Sorry for your loss Nancy Mike Andrew and family’s Brett was a great man and always had a smile and a hey when seeing you he will be missed by many heaven has definitely gained another legend

So sorry to hear .hopefully his pain has gone

Our deepest condolences to Mike Andrew an Nancy .Brett will be missed dearly may you rest in peace from the Ellis family

A true legend..so many memories..you will be deeply missed my friend..let er RIP buddy

Nancy and family ,so very sorry for your loss 🙏💕

My deepest Condolences to the Reaume family Rest in peace Brett

Our deepest sympathy to all of the family during this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers to all.

Brett was a major influence in my life He will be sadly missed Thoughts and prayers to Nancy,Mike, Andrew and Family

A whole lot of people are gonna miss this man. Rest In Peace Brett (77)

Our condolences to the entire Reaume family. Brett was any amazing man i am proud to have been able to know him and work with him for many years.

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Brett, he was a very funloving, and passionate man in all he did, the world would be a better place with him in it, xo Sincerely Sheila/Army

Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Nancy and family. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy.

Nancy, It’s terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Nancy, Mike, Andrew and families. Sorry to hear of the loss of Brett. A wonderful guy with a huge personality. He will be remembered for all the wonderful meetings over the years and a smile that was always there. Thinking of you all.

Nancy, Mike, Andrew and families. We are sorry to hear about Brett. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

Nancy, Mike, Andrew and family . We are so sorry to hear of Brett’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

There are no words...… he will be missed. Our love and prayers to the family Cheryl and Mickey

Nancy, Mike, Andrew and families , we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May your fond memories of Brett give you strength, peace and comfort at this time of great sorrow and loss, Remembering you in our thoughts and prayers.

My deepest condolences to Nancy, the boys and family. I am so sad for you. Brett was a great Uncle to Ryan and Kyle. Big hugs to all. R.i.p. Brett

My deepest condolences to you, he was a great man and will be greatly missed.

Rest in Peace Brett.