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Cecil Reid

Cecil Reid

Born In: Sutherland's River, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada
Passed on: May 29th, 2010

The death of Cecil Reid of Hampton, NB, husband of Frances (Wells) Reid, occurred Saturday, May 29, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Saint John. Born in Sutherland's River, NS, he was the son of the late William and Bertha (Cameron) Reid. In 1944, Cecil graduated from New Glasgow High School and went on to attend Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB until 1947. Following university, he enrolled in the Boston School of Anatomy and Embalming and graduated in 1948. Cecil started his career in the funeral industry at S.W. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Parsboro, NS. In 1950, he moved to Hampton where he purchased Stevens Funeral Service and changed the name to Reid's Funeral Home. Cecil never completely retired from the funeral home, now managed by his son Brock. Cecil was a member of the New Brunswick Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association and served as President in 1961. Cecil was a very active member of his community. He served as Past President of the Hampton Curling Club, Past President of the Hearing Handicapped Association of Saint John; he belonged to the Royal Canadian Legion Hampton Branch #28 and served on the Board of the Hampton Seniors Resource Center. Cecil was a member of Hampton United Church, where he belonged to various church committees. He served on the Hampton Planning Advisory Committee and for thirty years he was very active in the Hampton Fire Department, where he most recently became an honourary member. He is a Past Master of The Corinthian Lodge #13, F.&A.M, Past Patron of the Lord Beaverbrook Chapter #33, O.E.S.; a member of the Luxor Temple Shriners and served as Pipe Major of the Luxor Temple Pipe Band, and a member of Royal Order of Jesters Court 149, Saint John. Cecil looked forward to his summers at his cottage on beautiful Belleisle Bay. He spent many wonderful hours motor-homing with a great group of fellow travelers who all belonged to Perfect Circle Chapter of NB. Prior to that he belonged to the antique auto club and traveled the Maritimes in his 1930 Plymouth with his family. Besides his loving wife, Fran, Cecil is also survived by one daughter, Brenda Goobie (Leonard), Hampton; three sons, Brian, Hampton, Bruce, Sussex and Brock (Barbara), Hampton; two sisters, Hazel Thomson and Verna Reid both of New Glasgow, NS; one sister-in-law, Hazel Reid, Merigomish, NS; eleven grandchildren, Mark, Scott and Adam Reid, Tara, Travis and Tasha Goobie, Lisa and Cameron Reid, Gillian, Jennifer and Julie Reid; twelve great grandchildren, one niece, Carine Urquhart, Halifax; two nephews, Robert Reid, Merigomish, NS, Hugh Urquhart, Point de Bute, NB and one grand-nephew, Phillip Reid of Enfield, NS. Cecil was predeceased by one sister, Margaret "Peggy" Reid and two brothers, Sim and Gilbert Reid.
Resting at Reid's Funeral Home, 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB, (506) 832-5541 with visitation Tuesday from 7-9 PM and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Masonic tribute will be held Wednesday, 6:45pm at the funeral home and immediately followed by and Eastern Star tribute. The funeral service will be held at Hampton United Church, 24 Robb Court, Hampton, on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010, at 1:00 PM. A reception will follow the service, in the church hall. Following cremation, interment will take place in Hampton Rural Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online donations and condolences may be made at: www.reidsfh.com


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