With sad hearts, we announce that Lois Reid passed away in the Gladstone Hospital on January 16, 2021.
Lois was born on February 9, 1930 in Snowflake, MB to Kelso and Ethel Moffat. The family moved around but settled in Gladstone where Lois grew up, attended school, and married Harry Reid on June 25, 1949.
Lois loved and was loved. She took a genuine interest in each of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lois is survived by daughter Gail, son Brian (Trish, Justin and Catherine Reid, Tara and Curtis Tchir), daughter Cheryl (Vince Warden, Tyler and Amber Warden, Kaleigh and Jeff France), son Rob, and daughter Gwen (Gary Single and Christopher). Lois had nine great-grandchildren - Kieran, Soren, and Malin Reid, Jayna and Emerson Tchir, Aubree and Rilee Warden, and Parker and Hayden France. Also holding a special place in her heart were Gwynne, Doug, Nicholas and Jordan Henry; and her nieces and nephews.
Lois was predeceased by her husband Harry in 2009, her parents, and siblings Dorita Neault, Merna Wright, Glenn Moffat, and Ina Parsons.
Lois turned 90 in February 2020 and her family is so grateful that we were able to get together to celebrate this milestone while she was in good health. Covid 19 arrived soon after and we are forever thankful that we had this occasion to bring us together before everything changed.
Lois had a fantastic sense of humour. She enjoyed golf, Scrabble, whist, crossword puzzles, going to casinos, and for the last five years, Facebook! She never had a lesson but played the piano beautifully by ear. In her teenage years, Lois played second base on the Gladstone Rockettes softball team which won several championships and she was voted the first ever Elks Carnival Queen!
Lois was a very active member of several organizations including: Charter Member of the Royal Purple, Ladies Legion Auxilliary, United Church Women, and Legion 110. She was an active member of the Gladstone Golf Course until 2019.
Lois loved her town. Thank you to everyone who helped Mom in ways big and small, in particular special friend Shirley Armstrong, Dr. Laurelyn Juadiong, the staff at the Gladstone Clinic, Gladstone Hospital, Gladstone Pharmacy, and Home Care.
At Lois’s request, there will be no funeral and her family will celebrate her life-well-lived at a later date. If desired, donations can be made to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, the Canadian Liver Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
We will miss you Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Friend. Love you forever.
Clarke’s Funeral Home Gladstone ~ MacGregor in care of arrangements
To send flowers to Lois' family, please visit our floral store.
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada-Manitoba Chapter
350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J2,
Canadian Liver Foundation-Manitoba Chapter
Box 1943, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3R2,