James Alexander Reid beloved husband of Margaret Reid of Calgary, passed away on September 26, 2008 at the age of 88 years.
James was born on August 12, 1920 in Winnipeg, MB. Jim grew up in Saskatoon and later moved to Vancouver in his late teens. He attended UBC graduating in 1944 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He later returned to the University of Alberta completing, a Bachelor of Education. Jim enjoyed a long and successful career as a high school mathematics teacher. He taught in Calgary at Western Canada High and Sir Winston Churchill High Schools. Jim’s teaching expertise was instrumental for the success of many students. His greatest passion was being with his family, enjoying summer months at Mabel Lake in British Columbia. He made many lasting friendships and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
James is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; children, Barbara (David) Campbell, James, Eleanor (Bill) Messer; daughter-in-law Shirley; eleven grandchildren; sister June Woodhouse; and one niece Wendy Durham. James was predeceased by his parents, James and Jean Reid
A gathering of family and friends in loving memory of Jimmy will be held at the Glencoe Club (636 29 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, October 4, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org.
In living memory of James Reid, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences