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REITH – Joseph John Ewart

October 13, 1934 – January 20, 2011

With deep sorrow, the family of Joseph Reith of Calgary, announces his passing on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at the age of 76 years.

Joseph was born on October 13, 1934 in Sibbald, Alberta. He moved to Calgary and started with CPR Express and Transport when he was 18. He met Ellen-May while delivering parcels, and they were married on October 10, 1959. Their son Joseph Ernest was born in 1964.
Joseph retired at 55, and shortly after started with City Wide Buster’s Towing in their Sales and PR Department, and was in charge of their heavy hauls division until retiring in 2008. Joseph was extremely proud of his grandson Joshua Joseph Reith, who was born on February 3 1988, and granddaughter Vanessa Rae Reith, born on November 6 1989. He was very involved with Calgary Minor Hockey for several decades as a coach and volunteer. He ran many tournaments for all age groups.

Joseph will be remembered as a loving husband to Ellen-May, who predeceased him in 1997, and as a devoted father to son Joseph and grandfather to Joshua and Vanessa. He is also survived by his brother Bill Reith.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Gathering at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, January 31, 2011 from 1:00 too 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Joseph Reith, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Betty Hrycyk (Irving) :

    Very sorry to hear of Joes’ passing. I know you have lost a great Father and Grandfather. He was also a great cousin and will be missed by all of us, but especially by you Joey and your family. Sympathy to you all.
    Cousin Betty
    Regina, Sask

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  2. 1990 was a great year for our company and my family. That was when Joe Reith joined our organization. Joe did a wonderfull job and was responsible also for the growth of the City Wide Towing group of companies. Joe was a good friend, and we joked many times over the years as to who was the oldest. I, like Joe, was born on October 1, 1934.

    To Joe’s family Pat & I and all our family pass on our sincere condolences, knowing full well that he has gone to better place.

    God bless you Joe and thank you for all your efforts!

    Jack & Pat Richards

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  3. catherine gendur :

    Very sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy to you all.

    Catherine Gendur (Irving)
    Victoria Bc

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  4. Harry Patrick :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe & Josh and family at this time.

    Your Dad was a wonderful Standup Guy!

    With Blessings : From Harry, Grace, Michael & Andrew Patrick.

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  5. I was saddened to hear of Joseph Reith’s passing. I have may happy memories of when Joe was my hockey coach and later on when he worked for the towing company when they did stampede barbeque’s. My thoughts and prayers are with Joe’s family in this trying time.

    Wayne Haydu

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  6. I would like to thank every one for there condolences. From the Reith Family

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