Bernard (Bernie) Donald Reid of Vancouver, B.C. passed away peacefully at the Surrey Memorial Hospital on the evening of January 14th, 2019, just 3 months short of his 96th birthday. He was born in a log house in Northern Saskatchewan on March 21st, 1923. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Marie. He was also the last of his immediate family, Kenneth Reid, Gertrude MacDonald and the twins, Verna Caunce and Evelyn Dennis. His guidance, wisdom and love will be missed by everyone he touched. He is survived by his daughter Lynne (Roland) L’Heureux, his son, Donnie (Jennifer) Reid, his 2 grandchildren, Devon and Ashley (Clayton) L’Heureux and his wondrous 4 great-grandchildren, Quinten L’Heureux, Gabrielle, Bradley and Elizabeth Tietzmann.
Bernie was a devoted husband, who loved travelling, family gatherings, and telling his stories to all that would listen. He had an amazing life, living through the Great Depression and the Second World War. He and his wife loved the summers spent at the Jolly Acre on Mara Lake where he taught endless kids how to waterski.
He became a Freemason in 1948 and wore his 60 Year Jewel with pride.
After the war, he became a teacher and then an Administrator in Richmond, B.C. There was nowhere in the city of Richmond that he could walk where he didn’t know someone. He loved his ‘kids’ and was a fixture at numerous reunions, including a 65 Reunion where the ‘kids’ were 84 year old.
Lynne & Donnie would like to thank the staff in the Palliative Care Unit of the Surrey Memorial Hospital for their kindness and warmth and compassion for out dad and to us; these are special people.
There will be a private graveside Memorial Service on Saturday, January 26th at the Burnaby Heritage Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to your personal charity in our dad’s name.