Reid – Captain Edwin Allan. October 4, 1919 – April 18, 2011. At the age of 91, fighting not to give in to his relentless battle with Parkinson’s, Capt. Ed Reid passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2011 surrounded by family and friends. Ed was a strong, proud and loving man that spent his youth on the banks of the Fraser River in Whonnock, where he was born. His passion for being on the water contin- ued throughout his service in the Navy, during which time he met the love of his life, Kathleen Graham (who pre- deceased him October 11, 2010). Shortly thereafter he began his career as a tug boat Captain with Riv-Tow. In 1947 the newlyweds moved to Bristol Island in Hope, B.C. where they raised their two daughters. Ed worked for many years running the “Redonda” on Harrison Lake and ended his career working in sales in the Vancouver Riv-Tow office. In retirement Ed discovered a love for gardening and he and his Bristol Island buddies had no end of projects to keep them occupied. Whether he was out fishing, enjoying time with family and friends, watching cartoons with his grandchildren or winning (cheating) at crib, his smile was always beaming.
He loved to travel and always had a book at hand. You could ask him almost anything and he would have the answer. Hard work was a part of Ed’s life and it was not often that you would find him sitting still. Ed is survived by his daughters, Randi (Wally), Shelley (Martin) and honorary # 3, Colleen (Dave); his grandchildren, Jennifer, Ryan and Anna as well as his great granddaughter, Thandi. Ed is also survived by his brother, Larry; Sisters, Phyllis and Eileen, Sister in law Helen and many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends. A big thank you to Ken and Darlene for all your love and support. Many thanks to the staff at the Fraser Hope Lodge. “Clear Sailing, Captain” – You will always be loved and never be forgotten! Celebration of Life to follow at a later date. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified of further information. If any so desire, memorial donation may be made in Ed’s name to the Parkinson’s Society of BC, 600-800 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9. Condolences for the family
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