REID, John Kil­patrick

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

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.

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