Passed in: Merritt, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: July 21st, 2012
On Saturday, July 21, 2012, David Scot Reid passed away suddenly with his wife, Kelly Reid, and his two sons, Ryan Reid (Jenny) and Joel Reid, at his side.
Dave was born in 1960 and raised in Merritt, B.C. by his parents, William and Lois (Maxine) Reid. A gifted athlete all his life, Dave's sports of choice were hockey and rugby, which he played alongside his sons later in life, something that brought him particular joy. A natural leader, Dave coached many teams, including the Shaw Cable teams that he devoted himself to for 33 years. Dave also refereed numerous hard-fought rugby matches with the same balance of passion, fairness and good sense that guided his life.
Dave was a leader in his personal life as well. He was a generous, kind and loving partner to his wife of 33 years and an exemplary role model to his sons, his nephews, Jim and Robert Craig, and his nieces, Megan Couves (Noel), Kristen Reid, Courtney and Haley Reynoldson, and Lauren and Robin Sutherland, but there was a special corner of his heart reserved for Frances Caroline, his beloved granddaughter. He was a brother and friend to Bob Reid (Marilyn), Leslie Reynoldson (Jack) Katherine Sutherland (John), and Patty Cornborough (Doug).
Dave's love for his family and friends was unreserved, matched only by his love for beautiful food prepared for the people he loved and paired with the finest Okanagan wines.
A Celebration honoring Dave's love of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2012 in Merritt, B.C. at the Civic Center. All rugby enthusiasts are warmly encouraged to wear rugby shirts to the service.
In lieu of flowers, and in recognition of Dave's love of coaching, donations may be made in Dave's honour to Right to Play at the following link: http://righttoplay.akaraisin.com/RacingForRightToPlay/b651200b2ffe41d6987d5b62df27c3b3