REID, Roger “Butch”
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Roger Allan “Butch” Reid on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born April 27, 1939, in Sydney, Roger was the son of the late John “Jack” and Eileen (Goodale) Reid.
In 1967, Roger became a Chartered Accountant, working for Doane Raymond, which eventually became Grant Thornton, for over 30 years. He would eventually become a senior partner with Grant Thornton, Sydney, retiring in 1994, at the age of 55. Roger thoroughly enjoyed retirement and was very busy with his many hobbies. Pauline and he enjoyed many activities such as, hiking, cross country and downhill skiing, as well as golfing and skating. And, he loved spending time in the yard. Roger and Pauline also had many wonderful trips to Florida with their many great friends. In his earlier years, he loved to curl and was an active member of the Rotary Club.
From the time he was a child, Roger loved the outdoors and often told stories of his hunting and fishing trips, whether they be on the Margaree, in Gabarus, the Cape Breton Highlands, Newfoundland or New Brunswick, and, he was often, not always, but often, difficult to beat when playing cards.
Roger is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Pauline (Mroz) Reid; daughter, DonnaLee Fredericks (Kevin), Dartmouth; stepsons, David (Kate) Mroz, Bedford and Robbie Mroz, Halifax; sister, Arlene (Ross) Anderson, Westmount; brothers, Philip (Ann), Bedford, Gordon, Eastern Passage, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Ronald “Ronnie” and Jack.
There will be no visitation. A family interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorials be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www. sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ ns.sympatico.ca.