John “Jock” Reid

Jock, as he was known, passed away Oct 9, 2015. He was 93 years old and lived almost his entire life in Maple Ridge. He was born in East Whitburn, Scotland March 13, 1922 and immigrated to Canada at the age of 4. He was pre-deceased by his 8 brothers and sisters and survived by his devoted and loving wife, Ruth, and 4 children, Lynn (Don), John (Melanie), Dan (Kathy), and Ken (Eliz). He also enjoyed the love of 15 grandchildren (James, Jodi, Tarina, Lorissa, Jenise, Telene, Taisha, Siena, Kirsten, Jordan, Kelsey, Jania, Mariah, Kyla, Bronson) and 15 great grandchildren.

Jock lived a long and fulfilling life in a different era. He worked as a logger, cook, fisherman and other occupations before settling in as a Piledriver for Fraser River Pile and Dredge. He was also a proud veteran, having enlisted in the Canadian Navy during World War II.

Jock had a passion for fishing and gardening, and had the satisfaction of many wonderful years of retirement travelling with his wife, tinkering in his yard, keeping up with his kids and grandkids lives, and watching his favorite sports teams. He was a quiet, honest, hardworking man that cared deeply for his family, and was highly respected by all who knew him. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered.

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Contact information:

Garden Hill Cremation and Funeral Services, 11765-224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A5, Canada - Phone: (604) 463-8161 Fax: 604-463-2929 Email:

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  1. Maple Ridge Denture Clinic

    Dear Mrs. Reid, our condolences to you and your family. Please know we are thinking of you during this time. Regards, Staff and Families at Maple Ridge Denture Clinic.

  2. Keith and Glenna Hillman

    He will be forever be my boss and friend. To the family our thoughts and best wishes go out to you. We will miss him every day.

  3. Jock was our neighbour for 30 years. Greatest Man you will ever find. He will be missed by all.
    Thinking of the family at this difficult time. Rest in peace Jock.

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