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Jack Reid

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JOHN (JACK) KENNETH REID

April 14, 1936 - February 9, 2024

Peacefully at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, John Kenneth Reid, Jack, passed away at the age of 87.


Remaining to cherish his memory is his wife of 62 years, Elaine, and children Rob (Courtney, Alexander), Leanne (Dave); grandchildren Allison (Ryan), Grant, Jackson; and great grandchildren Ella and Rory.  


Born and raised in Selkirk, MB, to John "Rollie" and Agnes “Acey” Reid, Jack left his small town for the big city of Winnipeg, to study architecture at the University of Manitoba to then graduate in 1959. By graduation he had met his beloved wife Elaine and settled in Winnipeg to start his family.


Jack started his career with the Provincial Architect Department, went on to become a partner with Plotkin and Buchwald during which time he became a member of the Canadian Specwriters winning Outstanding Contribution Award and also sat as president for a time.  He then was invited to become Chief Architect at Home Development, which became Ladco Homes, where he worked until his retirement in 1992.


Jack and Elaine raised their kids in Winnipeg where he volunteered at East End Community Club, Norberry Community Club where he served on the board in various capacities, and volunteered at CNIB for several years.  Jack was a very proud ‘hockey’ and ‘ringette’ Dad, rarely, if ever, missing a game.   As his kids got older he added ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ to his titles, where he would collect keys as you entered a Reid Party then do an interview when you wanted to get your keys back to leave.


Jack was an avid golfer and belonged to Southwood Golf Club, where he sat on the board for many years.  At Southwood he was a part of 'Hackers and Slashers' for years where he made so many lasting friendships.


Jack and Elaine also loved to travel and did so extensively after retirement.  He so enjoyed exploring new (old) cities, marveling at the architecture and history of different places.  Life was an adventure and he was always so excited to be a part of it, just as long as he was back in Winnipeg for Opening Day at Southwood.


A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


Our family thanks and appreciates the wonderful care and compassion shown by the staff on the HO Emergency ward, Acute Stroke Unit and GD5 at Health Sciences Centre. as well as the staff and residents at Seine River Retirement Residents.

ETHICAL DEATH CARE

Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St. Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 - www.ethicaldeathcare.com

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Comments (9)
Guest
Mar 01

Darren and I were privileged to be Jack and Elaine's extra kids. We both loved him very much and will miss his quick wit and kind heart. Sending our sincerest condolences and sympathies to Elaine, Rob and Leanne.


Love Kim and Darren

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Feb 27

Marion and I were privileged to have been friends of Jack and Elaine at 576 St Anne's Rd.Jack was so meticulous even in little things,and always was the last man out,after a party,just in case there was something to do. Thanks for the memories,and condolences to you,Elaine,Rob and Leanne.

Harry and Marion

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Feb 25

So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was always so much fun to be with, particularly on the golf course & in the club house. He was a mainstay with the H&S group for so many years. His very clever "'poetry'" at our group windups was classic, to the extent that many of us would ask him to send us a copy so that we could chuckle again! He did live a very full life & we will really miss him. My heart goes out to Elaine, Rob & Leanne - God Bless!

Rees Jones

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Feb 25

I was so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing.—-

He has been a good friend, dating way back to the “good old Selkirk days”

My heartfelt sympathy to you, Elaine and your family


Sincerely

Joan( Erickson) Murphy

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Guest
Feb 25

Sorry for your loss Elaine and family! Jack was a good friend back in good old Selkirk days!

Rest In Peace Jack.

Reg and Lil Wood

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Feb 25

Dear Elaine, Rob and Leanne and families, Thinking of you and sending sincere condolences.

Bev Sigurdson

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Feb 25

Kerry and I have known Jack and Elaine since early 70’s. We have many great memories together. Of all his many attributes none exceed his intellect and humour. It made it better for everyone. A group of guys started a golf group around 1988 and Jack joined shortly after. It is still going strong. His annual ode at the group’s end of season dinner is the foundation it stands on today.

People like Jack are rare. We feel very lucky to have an opportunity to spend a lot of time together.

Elaine, Rob and Leanne, our very best wishes.

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Guest
Feb 24

I agree wholeheartedly with Rick Jones‘ heartfelt reminisces of Jack. He was an all round good man whose friendship & company I cherished. That he was talented in many different areas is obvious to all who knew him. His devotion to golf & the Hackers & Slashers at Southwood GC is well known to all members of that group - especially his year end statistics ($ won/lost, lowest scores etc.) & of course his “poetry”. Elaine was a wonderful wife to Jack & she kept him on the right path very competently. I hope she can cope with her loss without too much difficulty.


Dave Burton

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Feb 24

What a wonderful, caring, sincere and inspiring man. So rare it seems these days.

Jack's always humorous and inciteful limericks to our season ending H&S gatherings are now legendary. It was so nice and inspirational to witness Jack continue to enjoy golf and the ensuing comraderie of a post game critique well into his 80's.

I will miss you Jack but certainly not forget you.

Rick Jones

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