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REID, Geraldine Luella (nee Thompson)

March 3, 1919 – April 10, 2013

It is with profound sadness and respect that the family announces the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Gerry Reid.

Gerry, called “Bumps” by her siblings and family, lived a long and productive life. She was the youngest child of Nordahl and Inga Thompson and was born and raised in Abbey, Saskatchewan.

She was predeceased by her sister Evelyn and brothers, Ernest and Mervyn. She met and married George Reid in 1943 before he enlisted in the RCAF. Upon returning after the war Gerry and George had three children, Ron (Sheena) now in Vancouver, Pat (Bob) Steele now in Calgary and Deb (Dann) Mattson now in Olds, Alberta. George passed away in 1970 before he got to know and love their nine grandchildren: Carissa and Alyssa who are Ron’s daughters; Geoff (Caren), Greg (Paula) and Jonathan who are Pat’s children; and Kurtis (Holly), Ryan (Charene), Jenna (Bram) and Brett (April) who are Deb’s children. Gerry’s family was beautifully enhanced by twelve great-grandchildren living in Calgary, Helsinki and Moscow. Her eyes sparkled when around the little ones who called her “GG”. After Abbey she sequentially lived in Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Red Deer before moving to Calgary in 2008. Gerry developed a love for sports as a child, especially baseball where she kept score for Ron’s little and pony league teams. Her commitment to watching the Blue Jays is legendary. Her TV was invariably tuned to a sports channel. Her work life was as a book-keeper originally in the family garage and for many years in a dental office. She was stubborn and strong willed and time usually proved she was right. Her family loves and respects her wise counsel that ensured that her children were well educated, guided and grounded. At Gerry’s request there will not be a funeral. The family plans a private service in her honour.

Family and friends are encouraged to post their memories, statements of respect and condolences at Gerry will be interred beside her husband, George, at the Rosedale Cemetery, in Moose Jaw. Further, a plaque will be placed in the Thompson family plot in Abbey, Saskatchewan. Donations may be made in Gerry’s name to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Bumbs Reid, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Michelle Erickson Radloff :

    Dear (Great) Aunt Bumpy’s family,
    I offer my heartfelt condolences to you all. Aunt Bumpy was a wonderful and kind lady. She is having a great time now hanging out with Grandpa and Uncle Merv I’m sure. No doubt keeping the peace!

    Much love,
    Michelle “Erickson” Radloff and family in Austin, Texas.

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  2. Enos & Sharyl Erickson :

    Dear Pat & Bob, Deb & Dan, Ron & Sheena & families
    Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. Aunt Bumpy was a great person & she will always have a special place in our hearts.
    Take Care
    Love Sharyl & Enos

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  3. Jim and Carol Paton :

    Dear Ron, Pat, Debbie and families.

    Carol and I are very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our parents used to have many great times together in Saskatoon on 15th St., and in Moose Jaw, I have many fond memories of your mother. Our prayers are with you at this time.

    Jim and Carol Paton,
    Coldstream, BC

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  4. Pat (Simle) Collins & Family :

    I feel I have known Mrs. Reid my entire life through my forever friend, Debbie, and my memories will always be of your Mom’s endless energy, ready laugh, and true strength of character. Her work ethic & expectations for herself and others was inspiring and her love of family & friends endless. She was definitely an unforgettable force …the only one who ever successfully encouraged me to try homegrown Swiss Chard! … and there is no doubt that her influence on her large & loving family will always be her legacy. I know that no matter how old we are, we’re never ready to lose our Moms and I send love & hugs. Take good care of each other – Pat (Simle) Collins & Family Atlanta, GA

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  5. Dorothy Johnston :

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My Mom (Kay Sisson) and Gerry kept in touch and so I heard all about your families. She was a very special lady knowing her from when she worked for Dr. Kroshus in Moose Jaw. You will miss her so much as she was a huge part of your lives. Hold on to all your wonderfull memories My thoughts are with you at this time……

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  6. I am so very sorry to hear of Bumps passing. Her and George were both wonderful neighbours to us in Moose Jaw.

    Earl Bush
    Moose Jaw

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