Christ­mas pa­rade tragedy

Hundreds pay re­spect to Car­bon­ear ac­ci­dent vic­tim

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - BY BILL BOW­MAN

“My fa­ther was the great­est man I’ve ever known.” Those poignant words came not from a piece of pa­per, but straight from the bro­ken heart of a 14-year-old youth, who moved a room­ful of bik­ers to tears on Dec. 14. Mem­bers of the Relic Rid­ers Mo­tor­cy­cle Club were at Slade’s Funeral Home in Car­bon­ear along with fam­ily and friends of the late Kevin Tobin for a me­mo­rial ser­vice to pay their fi­nal re­spects.

Devin Tobin was pay­ing trib­ute to his fa­ther, who had lost his life four days ear­lier in an ac­ci­dent fol­low­ing the Car­bon­ear Santa pa­rade. The Relic Rid­ers float on which the 41-year-old

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