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REID, Harold (Hal) Aubrey

March 12, 1927 – October 22, 2011

It is with great sadness that the family of Hal Reid announces his passing on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the age of 84 years. Hal has modelled great determination and tenacity living with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis for the past fifty years.

Hal will be lovingly remembered by Lois, his wife of fifty-nine years, and their daughters: Patricia (Terry Wagner), Lynda (Alan Stracke), and Sheilagh (Peter O’Dwyer). Hal will also be lovingly remembered by his grandsons: Andrew Hartt (Kris), Rory and Tate O’Dwyer; great grandchildren: Emma and Ashton Hartt; his sisters: Dorothy (Merle Gardner) and Beth (Spencer Ahrens); brother Stuart Reid and brother-in-law William Brian Holtsbaum (Nina); numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Louise and Fred Reid.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Hal’s memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (designated for Research) or to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta or the charity of choice.

A Celebration of Hal’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation of the support and loving care given by the Beverly Care Centre Lake Midnapore staff.

In living memory of Hal Reid, 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.

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  1. Bruce and Pamela Heimbechner/Braeden Lodge :

    With Sympathy
    May you have memories to turn to for comfort, friends to turn for support, and hope and strength, to help ease your sadness at this difficult time.
    Thinking of You all.
    Bruce and Pamela/Braeden Lodge

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  2. Pete (Pommie) and Kathleen cleary :

    To dear Lois and your extended family, our hearts go out to you at this time of sorrow. We here in Australia were so saddened to hear of Hal’s passing. We want you to know the friendship extended to us by you and Hal’ over the years is something we both treasure; and please know in your hearts, that although we are so far away from you at this moment in time, our thoughts are very much with you..
    We share your saddness and your pain..
    Pommie Pete & Kathleen.

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  3. Kirk and Donna Olchowy (nee: Carsience) :

    On behalf of our family, and the Carsience family, we offer our sympathy and prayers to Lois, Pat, Lynda and Sheilagh and families on the loss of a wonderful man. God bless you all!

    Love, Donna and Kirk, Henry, Brenda, Wayne and families

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  4. Peter & Sheilagh O’Dwyer

    Sorry to hear of Hal’s passing. We have lost a true gentleman while you have lost a wonderful father, grandfather. Our thoughts go out to you today

    Les & Margaret Anderson
    Edmonton

    Also on behalf of Poplar Springs Park

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  5. Lauren Reid & Holly Clark :

    Hugs and love to all of our extended family. We wish we were able to make it to Calgary. Someone please give Grandpa (Stuart) Reid an extra hug from us.

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  6. Bob and Judy Rushford :

    Lois,Peter,Sheilagh, Tate Rory and family
    So sorry to hear of Hal’s passing. He was a very special neighbor at Poplar Springs.We are thinking of you at this saddened time. Hal displayed a lot of courage during his difficult times with MS.

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  7. Barb Reid & Mike Rowland :

    My thoughts are with you all during this time of grief. I have many happy memories of family gatherings, & birthday parties. Uncle Harold has always been an inspiration to me and I will miss his optimism and humor.
    Blessings to all of you!

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  8. Erin MacMillan (Beverly Center) :

    My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Hal was a wonderful man and I’m blessed to have spent time getting to know him. His stories and words of wisdom will be forever chiseled in my mind. Hugs to you all!

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  9. Sorry on the loss of your husband faIther grandfather & great grand dad. I only met him a few times. He seemed like a really nice guy. From your cousins Charlene Long & Irene Long

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  10. So sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. All the Kirk’s and the Wray’s

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  11. Krishani & Phil Starnes :

    Dear Sheilagh & family,
    Our sincere thoughts are with you in your moment of sorrow.

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” -Anonymous

    With love and hugs,
    Krishani & Phil

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  12. Harold (Scotty) & Irene Johnstone :

    Dear Lois & family. Our thoughts are with you at this most sad time.

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  13. Dear Lois and Family
    My sincere condolences and with many wonderful memories.

    Gordon and family.

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  14. Dave & Beatrice Klyne :

    Dear Lois & family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Hal. His memory will live on with us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Dave & Bea Klyne

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  15. Jean & Ken, Calgary :

    Our condolences to Patricia/Terry and the Reid family on the passing of your father. Our prayers are with you all.

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  16. Adrian & Vicki Paul :

    Dear Lois, Sheilagh, Peter, Tate, Rory & family,

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Hal. During our short year spent in Edmonton (1999) we found him to be a kind, thoughtful and generous person.

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

    Adrian & Vicki Paul

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