Thomas Patrick Reed beloved husband of Leigh Ann and devoted father of Lelland and Gerald passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2008 after a courageous struggle with ALS at the age of 50 years.
Tom was born in Regina, moved to Calgary as a young teen and graduated from Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School. He was well respected in the construction industry in Calgary and had a long term career with Ledcor Industries Construction Division. Tom was a keen hockey player from the time he learned to skate until ALS sidelined him two years ago. Tom was also an avid golfer, an accomplished skier and a master of water sports at the Reed’s retreat at Adventure Bay on Okanagan Lake.
He is survived by his parents Vincent and Patricia Reed; his brother and best friend David (Datsie); and his sister Kathryn. He will be sadly missed by his in-laws Gayle and Tommy Calder; the McClelland and Hutchinson families; and his many friends and extended family from Calgary and afar.
A Memorial Service will be held at McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca Street S.E.) on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Suite 400, 320 – 23 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 0J2, www.alsab.ca . The family wishes to express appreciation to Joel McClelland, Judy Grant and to Jane Rivest of the ALS Society for their compassionate support throughout Tom’s illness.
In living memory of Thomas Reed, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences