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Douglas (Doug) Reid

Former Radio Operator and Air Traffic Controller

 

 

Passed Away in 2008 - Scroll Down for Obituary  

Décès en 2008 - Avis de décès au bas de la page  

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary  -  Avis de décès

Douglas (Doug) Reid

1942 - 2008

 

May 23, 2008 - Douglas (Doug) Raymond Reid, a longtime Richmond resident, died far too soon at the age of 66 after a short battle with lung cancer. He was born in Winnipeg Manitoba but spent most of his life in the Vancouver area. While attending the Vancouver Vocational Institute, he met his future wife Flo. They married in 1965 and had two children, Doug and Denise.


Doug's career as a
radio operator and later air traffic controller took them many places, including Ottawa, Prince Rupert, Penticton, Clearbrook and finally in 1971 to Richmond, BC. He worked as a controller in the Centre at Vancouver nternational Airport until his retirement.

 

Doug loved antique cars (especially his 1965 Galaxie convertible), was a natural handyman, could repair virtually anything, and was known for meticulously maintaining his home and yard. Doug loved to travel and there were many memorable family vacations over the years. Doug was a special man: patient, kind, generous, talented, intelligent, wise, hard-working, thoughtful and strong are a few words that only begin to describe him. He was dedicated to his family and in particular was a devoted "Papa" to his beloved granddaughters. We miss him so much and can't believe he is gone.


Doug is survived by his loving family: Flo, his wife of 43 years; his mother Mary; son Doug; daughter Denise (Grant); his precious granddaughters Alicia and Sophie; siblings Claire (Bob) and Brian (Linda); and many other relatives. No formal service at his request, but a Celebration of Doug's life will be held Sunday June 1st from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vancouver Marriott Airport Hotel located in Richmond at 7571 Westminster Hwy. The Celebration is open to family and friends, and children are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

( Source: Phil Gies & John Gilbert )

 

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