Clarence Leslie Reed of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2007 at the age of 91 years.
Clarence’s mom and dad moved to a farm outside of Strathmore, Alberta in 1919 and from there they relocated to Carbon, Alberta in 1931. Clarence was active in sports, especially softball and hockey and he also loved to dance. It was while he was in Carbon that he met his sweetheart, Ellen. They married on July 15, 1941, while he was on embarkation leave from the army. Clarence then served overseas during World War II and when he returned they moved to Nanaimo, B.C. where his two daughters Brenda and Ilene were born. In 1950, work was more plentiful in Calgary so they moved back to Alberta and Clarence pursued his career as a plasterer, then as a custodian with the Calgary School Board until he retired at age 60. Clarence had a very active social life. He loved dancing, fishing, camping, hiking, gardening and visiting with friends, family and neighbours. He was a humble and loving husband, father and grandfather, content with his life. He will be remembered with smiles and kind thoughts by all who knew and loved him.
Clarence is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Brenda Reed and Ilene and Doral Douglas; four grandchildren, Cheri, Wayde, Ben and Jodi; and five great grandchildren, Jasmine, Jesse, Jack, Brooklyn and Isabelle; and by his sister Rosalie Rand. He is predeceased by his wife Ellen in November of 1999.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966.
In living memory of Clarence Reed, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences