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REID, Trudy Lorraine

January 27, 1960 — December 18, 2017

Trudy Lorraine Reid died peacefully in her sleep at Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 57. She is survived by her daughters; Dawn Charette(Kyle), and Jennifer Keen (Arturs), sister; Jody Reid Obalek (Kevin), brother; Dale Reid (Michelle) and her many friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Phillip and Lorraine Reid.

Trudy’s kind heart, wild sense of humor and natural beauty made it impossible not to love her. Her infectious laugh, beautiful smile and love of life will live on with her friends and family forever.

Her family is at peace knowing that Trudy is finally able to run with the wind in her hair, and spend the rest of her eternity with her mother and father whom she loved dearly. Her friends will always miss their Trudilicious/Trixie, and her daughters will always miss their Little Baby Mama.

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  • Eleanor James says:

    Trudy was my “go to” person at Interior Savings for many years starting in the late 90’s. I have never stopped missing her bright cheery ways, her warmth and care, and the rapport and laughter whenever we got together. I always felt uplifted after a visit with Trudy. My deepest sympathy is with her family, and rest assured, I will never forget her…….

  • Pat Hirsch says:

    Dawn and Jennifer my condolences on the loss of your mom. I worked with her at the credit union and she was a wonderful happy person.

  • Julie Fontaine says:

    Deepest condolences to the family. I went to school with Trudy and always knew her to be a good friend with a kind heart and a love for fun. May you find comfort with each other through the coming days. Take care <3

  • Lara Brescacin says:

    I worked with Trudy for a short time at Interior Savings. She was a friendly, charismatic and artistic person. I wish her peace. Condolences to her family.

  • Kathy Allenby says:

    Dearest Dawn & Jennifer; I am so sorry for your loss. I knew your mom since we were young girls. I have a picture somewhere of her at one of my bday parties long ago. She was a funny, funny sweet person. I thought I’d see her at our next reunuion. May she rest in peace!

  • Kevin Hennel says:

    I would like to express my sincere condolences to Trudy’s family and friends. May your memories give you peace and comfort.
    Rest in peace my sister-in-law your spirit and tenacity will forever inspire me.

  • Adam Wilkinson says:

    Sorry to hear about your mom Dawn & Jenn. She was a wonderful lady. Rest In Peace Trudy.

  • Joni Pigot says:

    So very sorry to hear this news but glad the suffering is over. My deepest sympathy to all of the family!!!

  • Joni Pigot says:

    Another picture…this is from when Trudy and I worked together in Fairmont

  • Joni Pigot says:

    Trudy and I hanging out at my house

  • Jim says:

    She will be sadly missed by her friends & family. Our condolence. I first met her when she worked on summer break from school at the restaurant at the Radium Pool. We had many a coffee & fun times of teasing & enjoying her great humour . She could dish it out as well as she took it. Truly sorry for your loss.

  • herman charette says:

    So sorry for your loss,

  • Lynn Blouin says:

    Dear Jody, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Trudy. I hope you can find comfort in knowing what a supportive sister you were and the care & comfort you brought to her. My very sincere condolences to you, Kevin & your family. Hugs. xxx

  • Theresa schnider says:

    To Trudys family – I had the pleasure of going to school with Trudy in Invermere.
    Trudy was always up to something and so much fun to be around – what a kind heart she had! My sympathies on your loss .

  • Carli & Colin Hillis says:

    Sending love, light, and healing. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Love, Colin & Carli

  • Julie Ahlberg says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. Though we were cousins we never met in person but she helped me through some hard times at the beginning of my mother’s (her Dad’s sister) memory loss. I was truly grateful for all the love and support she gave me in such a difficult time when I felt alone. She obviously had a big heart to help others. To her family please take comfort in the the knowledge she is resting in peace with no pain.

  • Rose says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Trudy was an amazing person, awesome mom and the greatest friend. I will always remember her for her zest for adventure and always living life to the fullest. My thoughts and prayers Dawn, Jenn and family. She will be missed and remembered always.

  • Jennifer Keen says:

    My mom,
    she wasn’t just my best friend or my momma, she was my everything. I love her more then I’ll ever find words to describe and at times more then I was able to show, I’ll never love anyone more.
    My hurt and pain mostly comes from her loss, her struggle and her pain.
    How I see my mother is as a wise, independent and extremely loving person who wore her emotions on her sleeve. She genuinely cared so much about other people.
    She gave me and my sister a heart that is both a gift and a curse.

    The types of memories I have of her are, when she was trying on clothes and knocked her coffee into her boot upside down and then proceeded to walk out of the store with a wet squish sound while laughing so hard we both had tears running down our faces. Those things happened often to my mom and she always responded in laughter…
    I appreciate all the sympathy people show us all for the loss of her but most of my pain comes from how she was forced to live over the last few years, and how it robbed her of her privacy and independent stubborn nature. She never asked for help as she raised us two brats on her own, in fact I remember she couldn’t figure out how to use a tree stand so she’d rather lean the tree against the wall then ask for assistance, I went over to the neighbors and got help against her wishes but she always appreciated afterwards…

    Over the last few days I have grieved because she is gone and I can’t call her to get advice on how to deal with this, because she always knew what to say to help me find peace in every scary moment of my life. My mother never judged me or my sister for our stupid choices as an example when I was about 5 years old I broke a bowl and proceeded to cry over it. She found me crying and seen what I was upset about then simply explained “it’s not about the mistakes you make, it’s about what you do to fix them” she showed me by getting the broom and letting me sweep it up that I took ownership of my mistake and did the best I could to make it better and that is all you can do.

    Yes I’m devastated from loosing my beautiful mother and best friend but I’m mostly heartbroken from what she lost, her life.

    So I’ve decided out of respect for her courage and strength that I can’t feel sorry for myself and I won’t let her struggle be my sad story.
    What happened to her wasn’t fair and I’ll never have the slightest clue how hard that was.

    I’m going tell her daily how much I love her and how beautiful she is, while remembering her the way she wanted to be and was.

    I’m sorry mom this happened to you, you never ever deserved anything like this.
    You are completely perfect and incredibly beautiful!
    I love you my special little tiny baby momma. So cute!! XOXO

  • Michelle McEwen says:

    “DAWN GET IN HERE RIGHT NOW” it was 1997 and we were lovely young women-and apparently LOUDtoo. Probably watched SNL and then thought hey let’s go play at the park! So as we in our great wisdom began to swing and recreate our midnight matinee of “ Mr Dictonary” and “Van down by the River” which to us was pure genius and great fun. Poor Trudy lay in her warm bed across the street hearing her eldest daughter and partner in crime budding their acting careers! I guess our show was just to much,for all I remember was hearing the voice from the second floor of the townhouse requesting our presence, IMMIDETLYthe show was over for the night, and we ran back inside to our only “fan”. Trudy was always mom she was never the parent who was your friend for as girls we, you needed that, she was a good role model showing you a healthy lifestyle( eating quino before it was all the hippy rage) never smoking( which never stuck)and keeping her head down to accomplish goals and her head up to walk as a woman should beautiful strong and proud! And as you aged then it was time for a mom to be a friend!You three are blessed to have had each other! Love love love love sent to you both and Kyle. Trudy is a legend now!

  • Julie Tross says:

    A true friend is one who never leaves your heart, even if they leave your life for a while. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off. This was my friend Trudy. She was my childhood friend. My last conversation with her, she told me to remember her the way she was. And her fondest memory was me trying to get her to tan…it never worked. 🙂 I will never forget you my friend. Love you always Julie

  • Mycke Senejuste says:

    Even though I am alive, my heart has stopped beating. Even though I am breathing, my body is suffocating. Even though I still care, I can’t bear any longer that you’re not there. I miss you Trudy!!
    My Trudy was the most beautiful person I had ever met, both inside and out. She always made people happy around her. It is a big loss for all those who did not get to experience her presence. As for the others, they will uncompromisingly miss her. May her soul rest in peace.

  • Fran Heyming says:

    It is heartbreaking to let go of such a kind, fun loving soul. Many a good time shared when we worked together at the Credit Union. My condolences to Trudy’ s daughters and family. She will continue to live on in our memories that we will share and the laughter that she brought to us was such a gift. Truly a strong and wonderful lady. We will miss you.

  • Louise boden says:

    My condolences to Trudy’s family. I met Trudy as a member at the bank, we became close friends. My granddaughter loved coming with me to the bank so she could visit Trudy, and get a happy face drawn on her hand. She will be missed.

  • Randall Murphy says:

    Very sad to see this news and best wishes to her family, sister Jody, and my long lost friend Dale.

  • Jim Peron says:

    Hi Trudy
    I just found out the sad news looking you up on Facebook. We were friends in our forties. Went dancing , dinners, movies and played Wallyball etc. you made me laugh even when I was feeling down. Your an amazing women. Loved your laugh sassiness and smiles. Gone way to soon.


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