Bennett Funeral Home

209 North Main Street, Concord, NH


Aidan Richard Hyslop

October 8, 2000October 29, 2019

Bow-----Aidan Richard Hyslop 19, of Bow passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

Aidan was born October 8, 2000 in Concord, NH son to Willis and Holly Hyslop.

We love you so much, more than words will ever say. We might not have always liked your actions but your core being is a beautiful, caring, understanding, humorous, creative, out of the box thinker, supporter of those that you cared about and daring. You are strong and self-sufficient and always willing to stand up for yourself, your brother and your friends.

You were older than your years. You could be trusted at a very early age to fill the wood stove or stay home by yourself. Your independence and self-reliance were easy for you but hard for others sometimes.

Your humor is fast, quick, sarcastic, dry. Adults were sometimes at first put off by it not because it wasn’t funny but because it came from a child. They would look at you and say ‘that isn’t appropriate’ as they were turning their heads to laugh. You also love physical comedy that started with your love of Sponge Bob. You enjoyed making videos in your younger years from the Sheet Pan Olympics to bike obstacle courses and later on memes with your friends.

You love to play sports: soccer, baseball, football, lacrosse. You had one year of basketball, you stuck it out and learned a lot, graceful on the court you were not but you did make a couple of baskets! Your favorite sports, and maybe not favorite because of the sport itself but favorite because of the coaches and the players were wrestling and cross country. You appreciated the connection the coaches made with you as a person, you visited with them outside of the sport, you thought of them as friends and cared about their opinions. You bonded with the players as if they were family because they were family to you, they were your brothers and sisters.

You enjoyed scouts and the people you met through the activities you participated in. You were an OA member and a Life Scout. You set a blistering pace that others have been challenged to keep up with not because you challenged them but because they saw it could be done. As is so often when a scout enters high school other things became more important and you dropped out of scouting but would still help volunteer when they needed it.

You have a tremendous bond with your brother, there were occasional scuffles when younger but very few. You would play board games together, enjoyed the same Netflix shows, help each other out in the garage working on projects, splitting wood, dirt biking or just going to the store to get a Pepsi. If someone was in the bathroom and you needed to go you waited patiently in Jack’s room laying down on his bed just hanging or patting the cat or dog.

You, your brother and father would roll on the floor laughing at a tv show or more commonly to a story you told about one of your escapades with your friends or at work or school. You know how to embellish without lying, again your humor put a spin on situations that others didn’t quite see until you pointed it out.

You walked at 9 and a half months old, at T-Bob’s funeral you decided to take off. Although you don’t remember her, she loved that I am sure because you brought smiles to people in a situation that was hard to smile in. You did that so many times in your life, you were able to comfort those around you. How smart are you? You never crawled until age 1 and a half, that told us so much right there about your brain. You are creative and could find solutions when there didn’t seem to be one. You loved to fabricate and had a thirst of knowledge when it came to welding. And maybe more importantly you were willing to share the knowledge that you learned.

The last daring thing you did that I am aware of was your flame thrower you and your friends made in the sand pits, of course you were the one holding it and as you said to me ‘but I had my welding helmet and gloves on, safety first’. I am sure there were more after that and those are special times you had with special friends. I want to call them boys and girls but of course you are all young men and women. You all meant so much to him and he appreciated you in more ways than I can express.

There won’t be any more family reunions or gatherings and no more road trips to the beach or car rides to get Pepsi. Not for you my sweet boy, my amazing young man. We love you so much, more than words will ever say.

Aidan is survived by his loving parents, Willis “Bill” and Holly (Hammond) Hyslop, his brother, Jack Hyslop all of Bow; paternal grandmother, Sandra Hyslop; maternal grandmother, Margaret Minnon and her husband, John of Bow, maternal grandfather, Willie Hammond Jr. and his wife, Dawn of Loudon; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Willis Hsylop Sr.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00pm at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main Street, Concord, NH.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November, 8, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South Street, Bow, NH.

Burial will follow in the family lot at Even’s Cemetery, Bow.


  • Bow Booster Club
  • Boy Scouts of America


  • Calling Hours Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Burial Friday, November 8, 2019


Aidan Richard Hyslop

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Faith Stevens

November 9, 2019

Bill, Holly and Jack,
Although the years have separated us please know that my thoughts are with you at the passing of your wonderful son, Aidan. The tribute you shared made me feel as if I'd known him and shared his life over his too short 19 years.

Grace Freije

November 7, 2019

Dear Hyslop Family,

I know your pain only too well, having lost my nephew 3 years ago at age 20.
I am so very sorry for the loss of Aidan. I was fortunate to have him in art class at BHS. I have not been at the high school for 2 years, but I remember Aidan fondly. He kept me on my toes! He was really a delight, always polite and always made me smile. He was a sweet boy with so much potential, as I told him when I spoke with him last June just prior to graduation. He told me his plans for school. I was so pleased.
My heart is so heavy. I am so very sorry. Words are hard to find.
I will keep you all in my prayers.
Grace Freije

Robin Polish

November 7, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. Most of our memories of Aidan are from his time at the elementary school and in football. He had an infectious smile and sweet personality. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the coming days. Much love, The Polish Family

Charles Bergeron

November 7, 2019

Our sincere condolences for your loss, Aidan was a very bright and articulate young man. It was a true pleasure to help him explore his passion for welding and fabricating here at Empire Sheet Metal. I remember speaking with him at the end of his shift and asking what he had learned that day. Aidan fit right in with the guys here at the shop and was well liked. Please know that he left a positive impact here and was well regarded by all who met him.
Charles Bergeron
Stan Ziemba
Empire Sheet Metal

Kristen Libby

November 7, 2019

We are so very, very sorry to hear about your loss. Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. You are in our thoughts. If we can be of any help please do not hesitate to let us know. -Kris, John, Owen and Eve Libby

Donna Demers

November 6, 2019

Such a beautiful tribute and a perfect picture capturing the twinkle of mischief behind his eyes. I loved watching that boy grow up and I am so pained for your loss. I think the last story of silliness I had heard was something about him snap chatting a picture of himself with just an apron on.
You had wonderful and loving family and friends surrounding you Aidan. May they continue on with the strength of mountains without your flesh but always with your spirit and smile beside them.
Nate, Mike and I all you send your our love.

Kimberly Place

November 4, 2019

Holly, Bill, and Jack,

Aiden was such an intelligent, humorous, caring soul. He will be missed by so many. So many memories in Scouts, Soccer, Destination Imagination, and many more.
A whole community grieves. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Much Love,
Fred and Kim Place

Shelley Westenberg

November 4, 2019

Aidan, our Aidan loved you so much. We hope that wherever you are now you see the outpouring of grief from everyone and recognize how beloved you were. Every story we hear about you is hilarious. You were one of a kind, young man.

Alisa Gibson

November 3, 2019

The whole town grieves for you, sweet Aiden. I loved your humor and your antics. Your brilliant brain and quick smile.
You’ll be sorely missed and always remembered as a bright, sweet young man with a wicked sense of humor and the kindest of hearts.

Monica Swenson

November 2, 2019

Aidan was an amazing kindergartener when I had him in class. He was so bright and so much fun. I can still see that 5 year old's face in the picture you posted. My thoughts are with your family.