Robert "Irving" Reid

Saturday, January 14th, 1928 - Saturday, December 19th, 2020
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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: 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.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Davey-Linklater Funeral Home
    757 Princes Street
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    Due to provincial restrictions, please register to attend the visitation by using the link or by calling the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home at 519-396-2701.
  • Service

    Davey-Linklater Funeral Home
    757 Princes Street
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    A private family funeral service to take place. If you wish to access the Zoom link to view the Funeral Service please contact the Funeral Home (519-396-2701 or by Tuesday at 4:00p.m.
  • Interment

    Kincardine Cemetery
    294 Bruce Ave.
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Debbie Hunter-Lajoie

Posted at 12:49pm
Terry, Marlene and Family: Sorry to hear this sad news. My sincere condolences.

Barbara Reid

Posted at 10:30pm
To Ruth and the Reid families I would like to send my sincere condolences to all of you.
Irving was my husband George’s first cousin and when we were at our cottage at Inverhuron we had many good visits with Irving. George passed away Five years ago.
I am sure that you will have many good memories that will be a comfort to you all.

Love Barbara Reid

Leslie Ray

Posted at 01:17pm
To Terry, Marlene & Family

I was so sorry to hear dad's passing. My sincere condolences. Blessings Leslie Ray

Jim and Sandra Rackley

Posted at 11:58am
Our sympathy on the passing of your Dad/ Grandfather. The obituary was a lovely tribute to him and the memories shared.

Edna Newcombe

Posted at 11:10am
To the Reid family and Ruth,
My sincere condolences to all. May the happy days with Irving help to
Soften the loss.

Edna Newcombe

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