Aycock at Tradition

12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL



June 14, 1948December 30, 2019

John P HINDE was born on June 14, 1948 in Sandusky, OH and passed away on December 30, 2019.



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Sue Nichols

January 11, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. What a nice guy. So enthusiastic with his time and knowledge and contributions to the safety seminars. He always hunted me down at IAAPA and Gibtown for donations for the NW Showmens auction. He said he's squeeze it in his luggage no matter what! And he got carousel items for his grandaughter too. He'll be missed.

Ed Pribonic

January 10, 2020

Barb and girls,
Our deepest sympathy to you. John was a good friend and always a pleasure to work with. We went to many places around the U.S. (especially Puyallup), and even spent a couple of weeks in Hong Kong. John could always be counted on to give his best and work a full day, but after work, he was fun and never told the same story twice. As others have said, he was a generous, friendly and honest gentleman. Most importantly, he was a great father to his family. We will all miss him.

William Rutledge III

January 9, 2020

Several years ago, when I knew very few people in the amusement industry, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Hinde via telephone. He took time to answer my questions and I could tell he genuinely cared about my getting the information I needed. I wish I could have met him in person. I will always remember him for his kindness and advice he gave me.

Bob Johnson

January 8, 2020

John’s surprised passing is a huge, loss to the entire amusement industry and he will be missed. I knew John for over 20 years and worked with him on many amusement ride safety and training programs, to help carnival owners and others. I could always could rely on his advice and counsel as did many others in the industry.

Our condolences to Barb and other family members.

Vic Nolting

January 6, 2020

It has been a while since I have seen John and I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. In the 1980's and 90's, John was a very important and valued part of the re-building of Coney Island in Cincinnati, Ohio and the renovation of Americana Amusement Park north of the city.

I relied heavily on John's knowledge, experience and industry contacts to find and purchase solid used rides and refurbish existing attractions... most notably the total rebuild of the Screechin' Eagle classic wooden coaster at Americana. Without him both projects would have suffered.

John was the best...Knowledgeable, hard working and funny with a great ability to get things done.

It was a gift to know him.

With heartfelt sympathy,

Vic Nolting
President, Retired
Coney Island and Americana Amusement Parks

David Bromilow

January 4, 2020

Where do you start when talking about John. John was one of my best friends both inside and outside this wonderful industry we work in. We travelled North America and beyond together for some 10 years. Somehow John turned even the bad days into ones to remember as great days he just had a way of making it right. He was one of the most humble and most generous men you could have the privilege of meeting and knowing, John was a true gentleman. I will miss his friendship and wise council. Love and thoughts with Barb and the family David, Linda, Chloe and Ellie

June & Peter Goudron

January 4, 2020

We had the pleasure of getting to know John as he worked with us at the PNE for a number of years in Vancouver, BC.

We looked forward to his yearly visits. He had many wonderful stories to share each year, both about business and always his family.

Always a professional, we learned a lot from John during the time we knew him and will remember him fondly.

Here’s to sharing stories, laughing and learning and to always seeing John enjoying his ice creams!

Our condolences to his family.

June and Peter Goudron

Patty Sullivan

January 3, 2020

It is difficult to pick out "a" memory to share - it is easier to express the feelings one got when we were around John.

First, he always made you feel that he was glad to see you and you were appreciated and important to him. It didn't matter whether you were a Show Owner, a Manufacturer or a front line ride person, he treated everyone with friendliness and respect. He was a gentleman to be emulated.

John was always willing to help with anything you asked of him and he always made you feel like it was his privilege to do whatever he could for the common good. He was generous (to a fault sometimes!) with his time, energy and money; He was always willing to take on jobs to help with the AIMS, Intl. and Northwest Showman's Club Seminars including planning, teaching, taking pictures, designing and printing brochures, buying coffee and donuts, donating items to the auctions and especially buying yards of tickets for drawings to benefit Scholarships and educational activities.

John was a kind and caring man who never knew a stranger and knew how to be a true friend. He was always proud of and devoted to his family and spoke highly and lovingly of them.

I feel blest and fortunate to have counted John as a friend and fellow voyager on the Amusement Ride of Life; even though his ride was way too short. May his legacy live on and flourish and may God Bless Him and His Family and comfort them in this time of loss and grief. You will be missed, John!

Ken Glen

January 3, 2020

To the families of John Hinde,

I had the pleasure of working with John on a number of occasions in the 80's and 90's, and once again in more recent years our paths crossed when John was called upon for his expertise in Vancouver Canada.

A leader, a family man, a respected expert, and a person you could always easily renew past conversations or friendships with, will be my fondest memories.

I have always felt very privileged to know and work with John

Please accept my condolences

Ken Glen

Ray and Bonnie Rieger

December 31, 2019

John Hinde’s passing has certainly caught us by surprise. John was a great friend and colleague for many years. He would always step up when there was something to be done, sometimes to a fault. His stubbornness and tenacity was truly epic. The stories about John will live on forever; who can forget the story about the cement bag and the bowling ball going thru baggage claim at Delta Airlines or his “Blackberry” notebook! John was the real deal, “don’t get mad – get even.” John would spend hours trying to get something done on the computer. He may not have understood how to do it, but he figured out a way to get it done. He will be missed. I am proud to call John Hinde my friend.
John and Jim Hinde can now spend eternity rebuilding our wood roller coasters.
To Barb Hinde and Family - Thank you for sharing him with us.