December 28, 1936 – February 26, 2011
Gordon Reid passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2011 of renal failure and diabetic complications at the age of 74 years.
Beloved father of Judith McRae (Gordon) of Calgary and Andrew Reid (Erin Blake) of Washington D.C. He is also survived by his sister Margaret Malmberg of Lethbridge (Clare) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Barbara Routledge.
Gord was active in the Calgary advertising agency community for most of his working life in print production management as an employee and owner. Concurrent with his day job was a successful career as a cartoonist. He wrote and drew “Chinook Country” for the Calgary Herald for a number of years, the Opinion Page cartoon and articles for Oilweek Magazine for five years; The Kootenay-fied cartoon panel for the Nelson Daily News for a brief time as well as ads and brochures.
Gord was a participant in the Continuing Education Summer School Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City for four years, first as a cartoonist and latterly as a painter. His large acrylic canvasses drew favorable national attention during the nineties and early years of the new century.
For twenty years Gord owned a home in Procter, British Columbia, where he was an integral part of the community, and an active and innovative participant in community affairs.
A memorial service will be held in the Procter Community Hall at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 5, 2011.
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In lieu of flowers, donations to the New Book Funding Initiative of the Gordon A. Reid Community Library in Procter (which is registered under the Societies Act) would be appreciated. The Library Fund of the Procter Community Society, Box 5, Procter, British Columbia, V0G 1V0.
In living memory of Gordon Reid, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences