For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
REID, Malcolm (Ace) - Passed away peacefully in Millbrook on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at the age of 87. Malcolm never recovered from the loss of the love of his life and his guiding star when his wife and best friend of 67 years, Charlotte "Libby" passed away on January 15, 2008. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughters Bonnie (Frank) O'Grady, Janice (Mike) Miller and daughter-in-law Marlene Reid. Predeceased by his beloved son, Joel. Survived by 8 wonderful grandchildren, Patrick O'Grady (Lan Anh) of Hanoi, Vietnam, Ryan O'Grady, Monica Reid, Michelle Reid, Aaron Reid, Chad Reid, Adam Miller and Stephanie Miller, all of Peterborough. There was nothing he enjoyed more than teaching his grandchildren how to catch a curve ball, or bait the hook for fishing off his dock on the Otonabee River. He took great enjoyment in being with his 3 beautiful great- grandchildren, Sara Jade Reid, Zaine and Hunter O'Grady. Malcolm is also survived by a younger sister, Ruth Pascoe, of Belleville. Malcolm was born in Stirling, Ontario, the son of Acille Reid and Estella Stratton. He was an incredible athlete and enjoyed countless years playing hockey and softball, earning him his nickname "Ace". Malcolm served in the Canadian Navy during World War II on the west coast of Canada and in the North Atlantic, returning to settle in Peterborough with Charlotte and their infant son Joel. He worked as Plant Manager at Sealright (Purity Packaging) until his retirement. In his later years he played golf and enjoyed 22 retirement years with Libby at their winter home in Palm Harbor, Florida. He will be remembered by all for his sense of fairness and his athleticism, although he never got over the fact that Libby had a "hole-in-one" and on occasion beat him at golf. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Centennial Place, Heritage Wing, Millbrook, who gave so much respect and affection to Malcolm. You are truly angels among us and made everything so much better for him and the rest of "Ace's" family. A Celebration of Malcolm's life will be held on Thursday, February 26 at Highland Park Visitation / Reception Centre (2510 Bensfort Rd, at River Rd. S.) at 11:30 a.m. with visitation from 10 - 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to the Millbrook Medical Centre or the Peterborough Humane Society.
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(MR01) Malcolm and Charlotte (MR02) HMCS GALT iced-up (MR03) Sailors on HMCS GALT - Malcolm Reid identified by red arrow