It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father Roy Edwin Reid on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Jackson House Long Term Care in Ashcroft. Roy was 86 years of age.
Dad is survived by his sister Donna (Doug) Simmonds, brother Donny (Donna) Reid, children Mary Anne (Michael) States, Dixie Lynne (Dave) Rice, Paulet (Steve) Rice, Melinda (Terry) Kinaschuk and Wayne (Soulmate Christine) Reid, as well as sixteen grandchildren, twenty seven great grand children and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Billy and Annie Reid, his wife, and love of his life, Esther Reid, his very special mother-in-law Mary Isaacson, grandson George Arand, brothers and sister in laws Cecil and Marg Reid, James and Beaula Reid, Teddy Reid and his nephew Richard Reid.
Roy was born in Rockford Saskatchewan on December 27, 1932. He worked in Invermere and he and Esther married there in June of 1959. Together they raised a family, moving around Saskatchewan. Until they moved to Savona where their son Wayne was born. Dad worked at the mill in Savona as a forklift driver, a job which he loved until he retired. After retirement, dad’s passions were driving, spending time with his family, and listening to and making music. Music played a large part in Roy and Esther’s lives and they raised their family to have a deep love of anything musical. We will always remember Dad as having the most amazing voice.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 27th at Clemes Hall in Spences Bridge.
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