August 6, 1921 – September 30, 2011
Gordon Wesley Reid passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre at the age of 90 years, on Friday September 30, 2011.
Gordon was born on the family homestead near Dafoe, Saskatchewan, the youngest of eleven children, born to John & Mary Reid. Gordon farmed, trapped and worked out as needed to keep the farm afloat until 1957 when he moved his wife May and three children to Calgary to find work. Gordon’s willingness to work hard was only outdone by his determination to do what was right and be of help to his family, friends, neighbours and even strangers. For him if something was worth doing it was worth doing well regardless of how menial the task may be. His children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren were beneficiaries of his kindness, patience and unconditional love and he was loved dearly in return.
He is survived by his sister Martha Froats (Raymore, SK), his children Joyce (Rick), Dan (Pat), & Darlene; grandchildren Allison (Jesse), Shalena (Doug), Barb (Tim), Blaine, Katrina (James), Krystle (Joe), Dennis (Taylor), & Dale; great grandchildren Elizabeth, Victoria, Danielle, Isabelle, Vanessa, Austin & Abagail and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gordon was predeceased by his wife May of fifty years, in 2004, his daughter Ruth in 1980 at the age of twenty-three, and nine brothers and sisters.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Randall Sargent, and the staff of Rainbow Terrace at Bethany Care Centre, for the care and kindnesses shown to Gordon and our family over the past few years. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bethany Care Foundation, #1001 – 17th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2E5 Telephone: (403) 210-4600, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Bethel Baptist Church (3325 – 49th Street S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 6M6).
In living memory of Gordon Reid, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences