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REID, Donald Robert (Gramps)

April 16, 1928 — September 12, 2012

It is with great sadness that after a long struggle we announce the peaceful passing of Donald Robert Reid at the Vernon Hospital near Kelowna,  BC. Don was born and lived in Hemmingford, QC for over 70 years.  He is predeceased by his wife Audrey “Tootsie” (Sundborg) – (Nanny). Donnie will be missed by many friends and family, but most especially by his four daughters Dawn(Christian) Julie (David) Sheryl (Jim) and Lynn (Paul) and his grandchildren Alexandra, Kate, Jordan.  Morgen, Matthew, Mary, Christina, Spencer, Bridget and Jason as well as his sisters Ann Campbell and Mary Greer of Quebec.  A service of celebration will be held on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna.  We are planning a memorial service which will be held in Hemmingford this fall, date and time TBA.   Donnie was a true lover of all things Canadian and we ask that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Trans Canada Trail ”  Tribute donations in Don Reid’s name can be made safely online at www.tctrail.ca. A picnic table in Don and Audrey’s memory will be placed in Beasley Park in Lake Country for friends and family to enjoy.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for REID, Donald Robert (Gramps) is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Carol and Rod McDonald says:

    We were so sorry to hear of your dads passing. He was a lovely man, with a gentle way. I’m sure he’ll be watching over all of you from above, with Audrey right beside him.

    • Arthur & Deborah Hartley says:

      Hi girls, we a so Sorry for the passing of our dear uncle Don! I am sure you will miss him dearly! I found comfort in focusing on the good memories when my Dad passed on many years ago. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Love Art and Deb

  • Candy Campbell and Peter Quigley says:

    Julie, David, Alex, Jordan, Matt and Christina,
    We’re so very sorry to hear of your Dad and Grampa’s passing. I know from the stories you’ve shared that he will be greatly missed. God be with you, on this difficult part of the journey. With love and prayers, Candy and Pete

  • jamie dobrowolsky says:

    Don was a beautiful man.
    We were so happy to see him for his last haircut just last month,I lost him in my move and missed our time together, so many loved him,we hear his name throughout our clients often.
    We both feel better to have known him.Jamie & Rodger (shine salon)

  • Irene,Wayne and Jayne says:

    Dear Dawn,Julie,Sheryl and Lynnie,
    We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Donnie’s passing.Mum and Lisa are truely disappointed they were unable to make it to see all of you in August and most particularly Uncle Don.Mum mentioned she did have a nice chat with him and caught up on old times. I recall the fun and goodtimes we had in Hemmingford the summer I spent there working in the piscine business.
    Thinking of all of you.Love Irene,Wayne and Jayne.

  • Lisa Hartley-Schnobb, Bert, Mike & Derek Schnobb says:

    Dear Girls and family, My deepest condolences to all of you. My precious memories will always remain with me of Uncle Don and Auntie Toots…so many fun times together in Hemmingford. Big Hugs and Kisses to all xoxo

  • Krys, Jim, Liam & Ryan says:

    Dear Dawn,Julie, Sheryl, Lynn and Families,

    We were so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He will be missed dearly by family and friends. So many great memories at your home in Hemmingford, we will never forget! Love to you all at this very difficult time. Krys, Jim, Liam & Ryan xo

  • Lori, Fred,and Family, Uncle Les says:

    Dawn, Julie, Sheryl, Lynn and Families. We are all so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Donnie was a great part of our lives and we will miss him dearly. Just passed through Hemmingford yesterday at the annual garage sale and went by slowly remembering all the wonderful times that we had at your place and when I returned home Dad had called to say Uncle Donnie had passed. My love and hugs to you all, we will be with you in spirit. xx

  • Art and Lou says:

    Girls,we are very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My love and thoughts are with you all and may his love and spirit surround you each and every day.Love Art

  • Carole Sundborg and Family says:

    My Dear Cousins, thinking about you during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of uncle Donnie. Sending you all my love.

  • Jacqueline says:

    Dear Family,
    We had the opportunity to help Don in his recovery many years ago at the COACH program. We were always delighted to see him as he popped in with one of his daughters to say “Hi” from time to time, even his grand-daughters. I recall him being very excited once he figured out how to travel with his oxygen tank. He even donated one of his stellar chairs for a fundraising event for cardiac rehabilitation. He will be missed! Jacqueline

  • Brian & Mary Dobie says:

    Dear Friends of many many years. We too share in the sadness and in the loss of your wonderful Dad whom we also affectionately called our Uncle Donnie. Though we can’t be in Kelowna for the funeral services, our warmest thoughts will be with you as you gather to honour him and say farewell.
    With much love from the Dobies’

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