REID, John Kilpatrick
John Kilpatrick Reid, born Feb. 5, 1935, and died July 29, 2015. John was perfect from the moment we met 39 years ago and remained perfect as he passed away in my arms on Wednesday, the eve of our 38th wedding anniversary.
John was a handsome Scotsman with a gentle, kind, generous heart, quiet personality who knew how to enjoy a rockin’ party. His singing, playing the bones, dancing got the party into gear with everyone anxiously awaiting John’s summary of the evening put to poetry. I will miss your joking comments over my lack of cooking skills, our warm con- versations at our morning table and our Sunday morning kitchen dance.
John was born in Mauchline, Scotland, and then located to Greenock, Scotland. Survived by his loving wife, Jayne (Shannon); sons, Dave ( Val) Alberta, J. Douglas ( Vickie) granddaughter, Allyssa, both of B.C.; sister-in-law, Nan Reid; niece Janet; nephew, Andrew and families in Scotland; several brothers-in-law and their families.
John was the last surviving member of his family. He was predeceased by parents, David and Janet (Kilpatrick) Reid, sisters, Cecilia (William) Russell, Margaret (Ian) Crombie and brother Andrew.
Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society or the VON. Respecting Mr. Reid’s wishes cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, service or flowers.
We would like to extend our thanks to the angels that walk the floor and stairs with their fierce leader, Dr. Gerry Farrell, and our friend, Debbie Williams. The end was sad but the laughs were great, the VON for their helpful and fun visits, John, Wilma and staff of the Eastside Restaurant and The Birch Street Hoodies.
Farewell my friends! Farewell my foes: My peace with these, my love to those The bursting tears my heart declare Farewell the Bonnie Banks of Aye.
Robert Burns composed this on his journey from Mauchline to Greenock 1876.