Robert Irving Reid of London and formerly of Kincardine, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at McCormick Home in London on Saturday December 19, 2020, in his 93rd year.
Cherished husband of Ruth Jackson.
Loving father of Terry (Marlene) and Kevin (Sandra) all of Kincardine.
Dearly missed by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Nick, Nicole and Cullen Reid; Troy, Laura, Elena and Henry Reid; Victoria, Ian, Abigail and Madison Wallace and Michael, Ashley, Cooper and Ella Reid.
Irving will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Irving was born on January 14, 1928 in Kincardine Township to Robert and Ella (Shipley) Reid. He had many careers over the years including fuel delivery for C.E. MacTavish and promoted to driving the bulk tanker truck, Insurance Agent for Prudential Insurance and later was employed by Ontario Hydro. Irving later retired in 1993.
Irving married Vyetta Phillips in 1949 in Whitechurch. They were the proud parents of their boys Terry and Kevin. Over the years Vy and Irving took up residence in Lucknow, Wingham and Kincardine.
Irving had an extreme love of camping throughout his years with the comfort of a few trailers and motor homes. There wasn’t a car that he didn’t show an interest in including Model T’s and his Corvair. He was a natural musician who loved to play the piano, organ, guitar, mouth organ and saxophone which he played by ear. Many Saturday evenings were enjoyed at the St. Augustine Hall dancing the nights away with Vy. Vyetta later passed away in 1993.
In 1995 Irving married Margaret Dixon and lived in Kincardine. They thoroughly enjoyed travelling throughout Canada and the United States. Irving was welcomed into her family by Margaret’s sons Orville (Gail) and their children Kim and Kelly and Don (Gloria) and their son Darryl. They enjoyed an active 13 years together before her passing in 2008.
In 2010 Irving married Ruth Jackson, moving to London and they continued his love of camping and her introduction to it. Ruth and Irving spent time going for long drives, eating out, returning to Kincardine for the Saturday night pipe band and visiting family and friends.
Irving was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Norvel, Clarence, John, Infant brother James, Marjorie Helm Rouse, Edna Young and Florence Harkness.
Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 beginning at 1:00 p.m.. A private family service will be held on Wednesday, December 23.
Due to the Provincial Restrictions please register to attend the visitation by calling the Davey Linklater Funeral Home 519-396-2701 or by using the link: signup.com/go/jCgUWTm. Covid 19 protocols will be in place and all attendees must wear a mask.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial donations be made to the McCormick Home Foundation, London or the Alzheimer’s Society of London.
Special thanks to the staff of McCormick Home for their kind and caring support of Irving.
Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery.
Saturday December 19th 2020
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Robert Irving Reid Saturday December 19th 2020..
Décès pour la Ville:Kincardine, Province: Ontario