Reid, Wayne

Reid, Wayne

June 13th, 2019

Peacefully, surrounded by his family, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the age of 62. Cherished husband of Kathy (née Brennan) for 40 years. Loving father of Laurie (Michael) Laker and Heather Reid. Proud grandfather of Riley and Reid Laker. Sadly missed by his mother, Janet Spence (née Anderson); siblings, Russell (Maria), Dennis (Jackie), Cathy (David) Roelans; and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, Fraser Reid and by Robert Spence. Born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, Wayne and Kathy were best friends and high school sweethearts. Their love for each other created a remarkable partnership. They took great pride in raising two beautiful daughters, and Wayne truly cherished family time with his girls. As a Chartered Accountant, Wayne started his career at Coopers and Lybrand, before moving to Sifton Properties in 1984, where he worked for the last 35 years. Wayne’s calming presence, wise leadership and brilliant mind were admired by everyone who worked with him. His exceptional memory led him to often recall details that were long lost to others. As a proud member of the executive management team, he played an integral role in the growth and prosperity of Sifton’s many endeavours. Wayne adored his role as Grandpa, and loved when everyone came home to visit. Time spent together was full of smiles, laughter, hugs, and priceless memories. Wayne relished introducing the family traditions of summer cottages and Thanksgiving getaways to his two grandchildren and was truly relaxed when sitting by the water listening to the waves. Wayne’s generosity and caring nature could be seen through his open door policy at home and at work. He will be missed by all who knew him, worked with him, and loved him. We would like to thank the wonderful staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice for the outstanding care and kindness we all received. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Wayne are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice, London or a charity of your choice. 

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Carol CarsonCathy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of a dear husband and father. I have fond memories of Wayne and his great sense of humour. My prayers are with you at this time. Carol Carson
Pamela BrooksCan't say enough we love the guy. Quiet and supportive with a wry smile and downward glance. We will greatly miss him. Deepest sympathies prayers and support we give to Kathy, Heather, Laurie Mike. Janet Reid and all family. Hugs to all. PS We miss you pal.
Jacquie SlemmondsCathy and family .... my deepest sympathy on the loss of Wayne. He will be dearly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
Liz Talian-ClarkeOn behalf of the Rotary Club of Wawa, please accept our sincerest condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow.
Jody KlepeckasKathy and family. I am truly saddened and sorry for your loss. From the very first time I met Wayne at Sifton Properties he was a true gentleman, a class act. He was a gentle giant of a human being and he will be sorely missed by all that had the privilege to know him.
Jason BrooksAlways remember our conversations at Christmas time and other get togethers. Loved hearing stories of the band and your brass prowess! :) Learned the importance of friendship and how powerful an asset it is to have.Thank you for being here! You will always be remembered.
Robert BrooksYou will always be remembered in our heats, thoughts and family. You will always be a great man who’s love for family was second to none. Much love to your family.
Elaine flookKathy and family. I am heartbroken to lose this amazing man. I know how much he is loved and will be missed. I hold in my heart so many fun times. Laughter. Joy. Quiet Wayne always there without ever being the centre. Our ballast. No words can really Express his loss. God bless you. Hold each other close. Cherish those grandbabies. Elaine and Jari
Joanne Glenn (Smith)Kathy, Laurie and Heather, my deepest condolences to you and your families. I can't tell you how saddened I was to hear of what happened to Wayne and of his passing. He was a wonderful person. I truly understand what you are going through and your loss. Hug each other and share memories of Wayne. I wish I could be there to give you all a hug, too. With deepest sympathy, thinking of all of you, Joanne & Mike
Francine Rheault Dearest Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are a strong wonderful and loving family. Hold tight to each other during this difficult time. Francine
Margaret MoriyamaJanet, I was sorry to read that your son, Wayne, has passed away. Please express to his wife, daughters, and families my prayers for God's comfort and peace. Prayerfully, Marg Moriyama
Helen PflugfelderKathy we were so sorry to read about Wayne’s passing. Sincere condolences to you, the girls, and the rest of your family. Thinking of you in this very sad time. Helen and Peter.
Mary LiberatoreKathy and family, Wayne was a wonderful mentor to everyone. His presence will be missed. I will keep you all in my prayers to get through this difficult time. Mary
Marianne DietrichKathy, so sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort in sharing treasured memories. Marianne
Jayme BennettWayne was so loved. I have so many wonderful memories of all the Reid family - our Youth Group days back at First Presbyterian Church in Chatham. Always hanging at the house he teased me relentlessly - just like his dad. Kathy and family, I have no idea the heartache you are feeling at this time but do know you are surrounded by so many that love you all and adored Wayne ! Cherish the love of family and friends and each other. Much love, Jayme and the Bennett family.
Nancy DenommeDearest Carol, Laurie and Heather and Family Ashley, Brandon and myself are deeply saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. We will remember Wayne and his gentle soul. Love & Light Nancy, Ashely & Brandon
Joyce CafeKathy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. When I think of you and Wayne I remember a lot of fond memories and wonderful times. Through high school and especially university, we had such fun spending time together - playing cards, driving to Sudbury in the middle of winter in a car without heat (lol), planning our weddings together, the house on Curry St. requiring an enormous amount of painting, and so much more. Watching the love you two had for each other as I stood up in your wedding with you, made me see how very right the two of you were together. As the years progressed, and we moved apart, we lost contact with each other. But every time I think of the two of you, it is with love and fond memories. I am so very glad that we reconnected a few years ago. Kathy, if you ever need a friend to talk to, I am always here for you. My prayers and love are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Blake BrooksCathy and family, my condolences to you on losing a wonderful brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
John CafeKathy: My deepest sympathy for the loss of Wayne. I will never forget what a great guy he was, and will always treasure the memories of the great times together with his sense of humour, the sound of his laugh, and his zest for life. May God hold you and your family in His loving arms during this time
Sarah MaslenWayne, you were a remarkable man to work with and am honored to have spent my last three years at Sifton working with you. Your dedication to the company and all that came with that was appreciated and inspired all of us who worked with you. To the Reid family, I am so sorry for your loss. Wayne will be missed by all who knew him. He was an example of dedication and wisdom, and the above words about his calming presence so true. My condolences go out to his family and friends, may your memories with Wayne bring you comfort during this time. He will always be with you.
Margo bibleDear kathy, so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Randy AitkenKathy & Family: I was very sorry to read about Wayne's passing. I remember reconnecting with you and Wayne at a party for my brother-in-law Tom. I also remember the Reid family living around the corner from us on Dunvegan. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayer's at this time. Randy & Paula Aitken
Linda & Ron SadlerDear Kathy and Family Ron and I were sadden upon learning of the passing of your husband Wayne. May all your happiest memories together help you through these trying times. You are all in thoughts.
Peter & Lillian BuisTo Kathy, Heather & Lorie, we were so sorry to read about Wayne's passing. We send you and your family our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Evelyn CarpenterDear Janet & family: I was deeply saddened to learn about Wayne passing away while, at the same time, being comforted by knowing what a wonderfully close & supportive family you are to each other -as well as being prayerfully supported also by friends near & farther away. Janet, love and prayers to you & family.
Nell & Larry WaltonOur sincere condolences to you all. Even though we never met Wayne, his beautifully written obituary and the lovely memories people have written about him, make us wish that we had! May all your happy, loving memories of him help heal your hearts. Thinking of you!
Donna MayoDear Kathy, Heather, Laurie and family My condolences. It seems that he was diagnosed only yesterday and so it is hard to wrap one's head around his death so soon. May you all share great memories and give each other strength as you work through your loss one day at a time.
june and wally sherlockkathy and family our deepest sympathy to you all, you are all forever in our thoughts from the sherlock family
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