It is with great sorrow that we share the loss of our dear husband, father, son, grandfather, brother and friend, Jim Reid. Jim passed on Thursday, April 13, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. James Charles Reid was born on June 20, 1957. He was the second of 5 children born to James and Clara Reid of Lloydminster. He is survived by his wife, Fay, his children, Kristopher and partner Christian, Scott and wife Kim, his daughters Lindsay, Liane and husband Tyler, and grandchildren, Lawrence, Casey, Rosie, Haylie and Ethan. He also leaves behind his mother, Clara, his brother Phil and wife Sandy, and sisters Eleanor and husband John, Peggy and husband Brent and Donna and husband Dan, along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, James. Jim and his siblings were raised in Lloydminster, with the freedom to be a kid. Outside, early in the morning until Mom called everyone in for lunch and the same in the afternoon and evening. Riding bikes all over town, playing in the park or school yard, exploring the neighborhood, skating on the open rink across the highway, biking or walking to Grandma Reid's for gingersnaps and her special tea. Jim left Lloydminster to continue his education in Olds. From there he moved to Edmonton as a project accountant for Esso, flying in and out of Tuktoyaktuk and Norman Wells. He then moved to Rainbow Lake, cementing his love of the north. From Rainbow Lake he moved to Estevan and then to Calgary. He always wanted to live where he could see the mountains. It took a few moves but he made that wish come true. Jim was blessed with his 2 boys, Kristopher and Scott, whom he loved with all his heart. His world became complete when he met the love of his life, his soulmate, Fay. With Fay came 2 daughters and then the lights of his life, his grandchildren. Jim retired in 2012, but it wasn't long before he was looking for ways to keep busy. He worked with his brother- in- law, helping with an oil company, working with another small company, and working as a guard with the Okotoks RCMP. Jim believed in keeping physically fit. He played broomball and baseball, and spent some time every day in the gym, where he made some wonderful friends. Jim was a car and motorcycle enthusiast, buying and selling several in pursuit of his dream vehicle. Jim lived for his family. He called his mom every Monday and visited her in Lloydminster whenever he could. He and Fay even took her on several trips, including Victoria and Texas, to see Kris. He was always available when he was needed and would do whatever was required to get to those who needed him. Two of his favorite things were spending time with Fay, going on various adventures, or just hanging out and spending time with his grandchildren, being Papa Squeaky. Jim, his zest for life, his sense of humor and his huge heart will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Huntington Society of Canada, a cause very dear to him. A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at the family acreage 40107-299 Avenue East, Foothills Alberta on Saturday April 22, 2017 starting at 2:00 p.m. To email condolences please visitwww.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com Arrangements in Care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Okotoks 403-938-3111.
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