Ronald Gordon Reid

November 10, 1944 to April 4, 2020

Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Ronald G. Reid, age 75 years. Ron was a partner and soulmate to his wife Beatrice (nee-Williams) through 54 years of marriage and 62 years of a loving relationship. He was a caring and protective father to his children Ronald Philip (Ronnie or Ron Jr.) and Lori Anna, his grandchildren Alora, Julianna, and Paloma and his daughter-in-law Yvette (nee-Power) and his son-in-law Marc Letzleter. He was a loving and supportive brother, brother-in-law, and uncle to his family, sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces and his other extended family. He was cared for and respected by his large group of friends, neighbors, coworkers and colleagues and even considered a 2nd father by many of his children’s friends.

During his life, Ron was a teacher, a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces Medical Corps, and a successful Regional Manager for Great West Life. He loved to travel and to read, was an avid photographer and painter, enjoyed a social drink and gathering, and was known to strum a tune and sing a song. He was always willing to lend a hand, an ear, a shoulder, or a strong back when needed. He would even offer an opinion or advice, if asked. He was a very warm and welcoming presence, very caring and supportive individual, with a very dry and quick wit. He was fiercely loving and protective, was deeply loved, respected and admired, and he will be greatly missed and often remembered.

Ron is predeceased by his parents, Fred Reid and Bessie (nee-Moore); his brothers, Vern, Fred, and Darrell, and his baby brother and sister Douglas and Judy; his father-in-law Jim Williams and his mother-in-law Ada (nee-Pretty); his sister-in-law Alma (nee-Williams); his brothers-in-law Charles Woodman, Ray Gosse, and Roy Pitcher; and his nephew James Pinsent.

Leaving to mourn and to celebrate his life are his loving family mentioned above and, additionally, his sisters, Marjorie (Ray Gosse – deceased); Phyllis (Irving Moore); Jean (Wayne Pinsent) and Betty (Larry  MacIsaac); Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Melba Reid, Mary Reid, Josie Gulliver, Jasper and Florence Williams, Shirley Woodman (Charles-deceased), Ivy Pitcher (Roy-deceased),  numerous nieces and nephews – Rodney & Pauline, Tara, Trista, Denise & Valerie, Angie, Judy & Kelley, Lydia, Darlene, Brenda & Pat, Judy, Donna, Dave & Barb, Gary, Jim & Brenda, Sandra, Wayne, Keith & Sherry ; and his special friends – Kay and Kevin, MaryAnn, Patricia, Carole and Graham, Joan and Gerard, Eleanor and Cal, Brenda & Bob, Sonja and Luc, and  many more friends who will miss him dearly, as well as a large extended family.

Cremation has taken place and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no visitation or funeral at this time. The family requests that no flowers be sent. However, donations to support Veterans and to the SPCA in Ron’s memory would be appreciated.

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Ron’s life will take place at a later date.  Please remember Bea and her family in your prayers and reach out in different ways to offer solace and comfort at this most difficult time. 

 

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I had the pleasure of working with Ron as a young advisor when I joined Dunphy Molloy & Assoc. He was always sincere in his dealings with me & took time to explain & nurture my need to understand products/ concepts & ensure my recommendations for clients where in their best interests. A true gentleman & a tribute to our industry

Bea and Family.,
Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. Loosing a husband and father is so difficult at any time but especially during this pandemic when our thoughts, caring and support can only be shared at a distance.. Take care.. JoAnna

Ron and family, Mrs. Reid, Lori and family:

We are are so sorry to hear about Ron Sr. passing. Ron was a very a gentle giant of a man, a real family man. We were all welcome and we have very fond memories of growing up and being at your house on Highland Drive with Ron and Bea.

I know these memories will bring you all strength until we can see each and celebrate his wonderful life together..

Until then my friend take care.

David and Jennifer Taylor

My dear cousin Bea, Lori and Ronnie,
Although we have talked a couple times, I again want to share our sorrow for your loss. Ron was a wonderful, wonderful person. It is unfortunate that our jobs kept our families apart all those years. Please call any time. God Bless you all at this difficult time.
We love you,
Eric and Nettie
Portage la Prairie, MB

It is with deep sadness that l heard of the passing of this beautiful man.My sincere condolences to Bea and family. Ron was an exceptional human being with a big heart and a quick wit,truly a person you enjoyed being around… Having crossed paths with Ron on this life’s journey was indeed a blessing… l, like so many of his friends will miss him greatly….

Bea & family, so saddened to hear of Ron’s passing.. Sincere condolences to you all at this very sad time.

Bea and family, so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.
Was so nice to see him a couple of summers ago.
My sincere condolences to the family.

Bea So sorry to hear of Rons passing. .My thoughts are with you are such a difficult time .

Maureen ( B OLAND) penney

Bea and family So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your extended families
Thelma and Jim Healey

Sorry Bea to hear of Ron’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this time.

Ron and Bea’s house was the place where we all converged. When I had my children, I emulated that. He was a wonderful man, a wonderful father and he will be be missed by many.

Bea and family…

So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. We have very pleasant memories of the years we spent together with Sun Life. Take care and hold on to your very precious memories. Please accept our very sincere sympathy.

Bea and Allan Stoodley (Grand Bank)

Bea, so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Our hearts
Go out to you all. Take care of yourselves.
Love Judy and Bob Courage

Cousin Bea, Lori and Ron
May the Lord be your comfort and strength and may you have a sense of his nearness to you during this time of sorrow. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.
Love Graham and Muriel Piercey

Lori, Bea, and Ron junior,

My heartfelt condolences. I was so shocked and saddened to hear today that Ron had passed away.

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember all the good times we had, and how supportive Ron always was through our difficult times.

Jerry Bannister
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Our Condolences to Bea from Morley & Rolla, PEI.
He was such an fun loving UP person, that it was a pleasure to have known him.. Also he sure loved his family and friends.
Rest in peace

Bea and family, our deepest condolences on the loss of Ron. He was a kind loving person. I enjoyed working with him at Great West Life. He always had a story to tell! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take care,

May God grant peace to his soul, and bless your family and friends. May He give you all strength to get throug this difficult time. Thank you for your service sir.

Ron & Lori my condolences on the passing of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear husband, father and friend. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad and difficult time.

Ron, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. With sympathy, Susan

Bea, I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I enjoyed working with him and I’ll always remember the pig roast at your lovely home many years ago. He loved telling stories and he had a great sense of humour. Please accept my sincere sympathies.

Aunt Bea, Ron, Lori
Uncle Ron was one of the biggest influences in my life. I know he looked out for me in so many ways and I will never forget how you all included me in your family from a very early age.
I distinctly remember wanting to impress him when I was little and amazed at how strong he was. He was larger than life to me. I knew he was always there if I needed him. He was great & I miss him immensely already. Love to you all……

Bea, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Glenys (Janes) Hazeltine

BEA and Family, surprised and saddened to hear of Ron’s Passing. My sincere sympathy to you all.. JOan Brown

Aunt Bea, Ronnie, Lori and families!
It’s very difficult at times like this to express the grief and pain we are feeling on Uncle Ron’s passing! It leaves a void we will all feel, but take strength in all the beautiful memories we have of this beautiful man! He always made us feel so special and cared for all of us deeply! At this sad time, I just want you to know, we loved Uncle Ron and will always have warm and loving memories of such and amazing person!
Love You All !

Beatrice and family
I heard about Ron’’s death and want to express my sincere condolences to you. It was a blessing for me as the Anglican Chaplain on call last Friday night to provide pastoral care and to offer prayer for Ron and all your family.. Being Uncle Norm’s nephew I was especially blessed to be there for you all.
May Ron Rest In Peace and rise in glory

Beatrice and family
I heard about Ron’’s death and want to express my sincere condolences to you. It was a blessing for me as the Anglican Chaplain on call last Friday night to provide pastoral care and to offer prayer for Ron and all your family.. Being Uncle Norm’s nephew I was especially blessed to be there for you all.
May Ron Rest In Peace and rise in glory.
Canon Iliffe Sheppard
Anglican Hospital Chaplain

Bea and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a true gentleman, and I will always remember him with a smile. It was a pleasure working with him for many years, and since hearing of his passing, many memories of his jokes, good nature, and kindness have come to mind. Thinking of you at this most difficult time. Take care,
Maxine

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult times. Deepest sympathy to Bea and to all the family. RIP Ron.

So sorry Bea ,thinking of you at this sad time

We are so saddened by this. Ron was a fine man, giving and kind. He and Aunt Bea would help anyone who needed it. Such a strong sense of family. Widely loved.
He will be missed. Our deep condolences to Aunt Bea, Lori, Ron and all the family.

Bea,
We are shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Ron and we send our sincere sympathy to you and all your family. We have not seen you in a long time, but our thoughts and prayers are with you now as you experience this great loss. You were blessed with a wonderful husband. May you find comfort in knowing he has left you a legacy of love that will be yours forever. God bless you.

Bea and Family
So sorry and surprised to hear of Ron’s passing. Deepest condolences to the whole family. Ron and I go back a long way and shared many a good time as young fellows. Rest in peace my friend

Bea and family,
I’m so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Sending you my love during this difficult time..

Bea and family.
I am sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Deepest condolences to your family at this very sad time.

Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, our condolences to Beatrice and the family.

Bea & family,
Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Sending condolences and love to you and your family at this very difficult time.

Beulah (Best) Riche

Dear Bea, Ron Jr and family,
This comes as terribly sad news. We remember some joyous times we shared during your visits to Moncton and will cherish those dearly. We will keep you and all the family in our prayers and may God comfort you during this time in so many ways. Love to you all, Sue and Rob Tarves Halifax

Dear Bea,
So sorry to learn of your loss of your dear husband Ron.Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family.May God bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow .

Bea & family,
I always thought a lot of my cousin, Ron. Even though we did not see each other very often it does not mean I didn’t think of all of you. Sending a big hug to everyone at this difficult time.

I wish to give my condolences to the Reid family. I only wish I could be there but unfortunately it’s not possible Ron and myself go way back and we were good friends for years and he’ll be missed and always on my mind. Rest In Pèace my friend.

Bea,. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. he was a great person to work with. My condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Lori,
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s death….
it’s so difficult at the best of times. I can’t imagine how much harder this is for you right now, with the inability to come home to grieve, to let go, to be there or your mom. Take Care, deep breaths…I know, as I lost my mom in December and still miss her every day.
Best to you,
Carolyn Rideout (Barfoot)

Dear Lori & family,

Sending you my deepest condolences on the passing of your dad. Love & light to all of you at this difficult time xo

Condolences on the passing of Ron. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family at this time.

Marjorie, so sorry to hear of your brother Ron’s passing. Please know we keep you and all the Reid family in our thoughts and prayers through this exceptionally difficult time. May God give you all the courage and strength required to allow you to move forward.

Beatrice
So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. .
Find comfort in your many memories .
Sincerely
Daphne Cooper Lodge