REID, Dr. Donald - With family at home on January 13, 2020, William Donald Reid, MD, FRCP of London in his 81st year. Beloved husband for 54 years of Lillian Reid, nee MacMillan. Loving father of Heather and her husband Scott Burns, and Kenneth Reid. Proud Grandpa of Sarah Burns. Dear brother of Rev. Robert Reid and his wife Ruth of Prince George, BC and David Reid and his wife Anne of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, and many cousins in Australia and Ireland.
Dr. Don was a proud graduate of the Western Medical School (1964). Over the 55 years of his medical career, he served in Montreal, Halifax, London, St. John’s, Regina, and Stratford, as a specialist in Neonatology and later in private practice. He was actively involved with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists. He was a committed Rotarian and an eight-time recipient of Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow. Passionate about politics, Don served on the London School Board from 1974-1984. He enjoyed travel and was an avid theatre-goer and music lover. He maintained an interest in farming from his youth. Don will be remembered for his dry sense of humour, dedication as a physican, and his strong faith.
Visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. A Celebration of his life will be conducted at the London Citadel Salvation Army, 555 Springbank Drive, on Saturday, January 18 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Children's Health Foundation for N.I.C.U. or the London Citadel Salvation Army “Operation Mobilizing Hope” would be appreciated.
January 22, 2020, 8:40 am
So sorry to hear of the passing of Don. I want you to know Sef and I are thinking of you.
January 18, 2020, 5:24 pm
Lillian, Heather and family
My sincere condolences at this very difficult time. Holding you close in thought and prayer.
January 18, 2020, 6:53 pm
Dear Mrs. Reid and family,
Dr. Reid cared for my children on numerous occasions and I feel compelled to share just how kind, caring and compassionate he was as a doctor. His genuine love of children was evident and he will be missed.
My heartfelt condolences,
Robb, Susie & Violet
January 18, 2020, 9:35 am
Dear Aunt Lillian and family, please accept our sincere condolences for your loss - our thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Don was a kind and thoughtful person. He worked tirelessly when others would have retired and we’re proud to have known him. He was very helpful and caring when we needed guidance back when Violet was a baby, for which we will always be grateful. We will always keep fond memories of Uncle Don in our hearts.
Gary & Helen Mizener
January 13, 2020, 8:39 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lillian and family at this sad time. We are so sorry to not be able to attend the service.
Fred and Natalie Wiseman
January 13, 2020, 10:57 pm
Dear Lillian, May the warm memories of your life with Don help sustain you at this sad time. Condolences to you and the entire family. Sincerely,Fred and Natalie
Janeway - Newfoundand
January 14, 2020, 8:52 am
Our Sincere Condolences from the Janeway Medical Staff.
David and Joan Lee
January 14, 2020, 10:57 am
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Don was a trusted colleague and mentor to me; and Joan and I will always cherish our visits with Don and you. Despite his illness, Don had always maintained his wit. We marveled at the wonderful care that you had provided Don.
We are away but our prayers are with you and your family.
David and Joan.
Shoo and Sian Lee
January 14, 2020, 12:17 pm
Don was a remarkable man. He was a caring clinician, a great teacher, a kind soul and a treasured friend. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Shoo and Sian Lee
January 14, 2020, 3:58 pm
Please accept the condolences on behalf of myself and family.Don and his family spent two years in Newfoundland during which time he added greatly to perinatal care in the province.He was a truly great clinician,and a gifted teacher, we would all be waiting on ward rounds for Don to suddenly intervene and say, I have a teaching moment and then proceed to educate us on some common and sometimes an esoteric Point of neonatal care His knowledge of neonatology was Large and he cared deeply for babies under his care.
He will be missed
January 14, 2020, 5:11 pm
My condolences. I worked with Don for twenty years at St. Joesphs. We have so many Don Reid stories in our heart. He was genuine and gracious. May your memories comfort you. Ann and Matt Aarts
Dr Chuck Hobeika
January 14, 2020, 9:04 pm
My wife Julia and I have known Lilian and Don since Don and I first trained together as residents in Pediatric Medicine at Montreal Children Hospital in 1965. We became close friends and colleagues and remained so since.
Don also joined the faculty at Dalhousie University where I had trained and at Memorial University in NL where I also taught as we both practiced Pediatrics at the Janeway Children Hospital.
Throughout his illustrious career first as neonatologist then in his "retirement years" as general consultant Pediatrician, Don demonstrated his stellar qualities as a selfless, caring,highly knowledgeable and thoroughly competent physician,sparing no time or effort in healing child and family.
Lilian was his Rock and stood loyally by his side through good and suffering times. Children Heather and Ken, were the other supporting members of this wonderful closely knit Family.
Julia and I feel your loss and share your memories of this remarkable man of deep sustaining convictions and faith.
We shall miss him dearly and long share your memories,
Chuck and Julia Hobeika
Sallie and Alex Hammond
January 14, 2020, 9:22 pm
We are so sad for your loss, Lillian and family. Don will remain in our thoughts as a good,kind and sincere man. Don was a superb neonatologist, who was passionate about his work with those "tiny twinkles" in the NICU at St. Joes and at Victoria Hospital. What an incredible gift he had for his little patients.
Sallie and Alex Hammond
January 14, 2020, 11:54 pm
Mrs Reid, Heather, and Ken,
I have known Dr. Reid as a friend of my parents, as a teacher when I was in training and as a colleague once I joined the staff at the Regina General hospital in paediatrics. He was always so kind to me.
He was an excellent teacher and neonatologist who taught me many things to help me in my career and for that I will always be grateful.
I am thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
January 15, 2020, 9:47 am
Hello Heather And Scott
Please accept my Heartfelt Sympathy in the Loss of your Dad. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
January 15, 2020, 10:20 am
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Don. My heartfelt condolences to you and all of your family. I know he was a huge supporter to Respiratory therapy. He will be greatly missed by all! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
January 15, 2020, 11:50 am
Dear Lillian and family, I am sad to read this notice of your loving husbands passing. Sending loving healing warm wishes your way. God Bless you and your loving family. MarySue
Gillian & James Sinclair
January 15, 2020, 1:14 pm
Dear Lillian & Family
Please accept our condolences. Don will be remembered and greatly missed by many people from all walks of life.
Gillian & Jim Sinclair, British Columbia
Judi Brown and David MacKenzie
January 15, 2020, 3:34 pm
Dear Lillian and family. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Don. Cheri had told us he was not well when she had visited with you before Christmas. He will be missed and will be fondly remembered by the MacKenzie family for his care of Cheri when she was born. Also for your friendship over the years with David, Cheri and myself. Cherish all your special memories. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the visitation or Celebration of Life but you are in our thoughts. Hugs, Judi and David
January 15, 2020, 4:33 pm
Praying for you Lillian and all your Family..May God bring peace and
comfort to you now and in the days to come! It is such a blessing to have someone by your side for 54 years.
Graham always spoke so well of Don and his caring ways..
May you rest In peace Don having done an amazing job on earth.
Robert and Ruth Reid
January 17, 2020, 1:54 pm
Dear Lillian, Heather and Kenneth as well as Scott and Sarah. Please accept our condolences on the passing of dear Don. Lillian we lovingly remember as the rock who faithfully stood with Don throughout his amazing career of serving many.
We join all of you in sorrowful remembrances of Don. He was a loving and loyal brother as David and I grew up together with Don at home. Together we learned to work on the farm, laugh together and have fun and together learn of God’s love for us through our parents and the church. Years later while Ruth and I were serving in India Don, along with you, Lillian visited us. What times of delightful reminiscing. More recently my visit with you and Don in your home, along with David and Anne coming up for a pre-Christmas dinner was precious as this was the last time the three brothers would be together. With such wonderful memories of you and Don our prayer to the Lord Jesus that He will sustain and comfort each of you.
Rev Dr Robert and Ruth Reid - Prince George, BC
January 18, 2020, 7:51 am
This is indeed a loss to the world. His contributions to newborn health and to Rotary are many. I very much enjoyed Dr. Don as a fellow Rotarian. My deepest condolences to Lillian and their family.
Pat and Warren Mackenzie
January 16, 2020, 2:59 pm
Our condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Please know we are thinking of you.
Sincerely, Pat and Warren