Ronald Reid

Ron Reid

Tuesday, February 4th, 1947 - Thursday, December 10th, 2020
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In loving memory of Ronald Allan Reid.
Died suddenly at home from a heart attack on December 10, 2020. Ron is survived by his children, Simon (Claire), Jody (Dan), Matt (Lisa), grandchildren, Avery, River, Quinn, Logan, Isaac, Kaden, Brady, and Juno, as well as his sister, Catherine Hodgins and his partner, Joan Pipher. He was predeceased by wife, Toos, and sister, Roxanne Shuter.

Ron had incredible energy and approached each day with a positive attitude and willingness to help others. He was a man of great faith and would leave friends and strangers alike with a heartfelt ‘God Bless!’.

He was born in Picton, Ontario and was raised in “the county” which held a special place in his heart. Ron loved to go back to Prince Edward County to visit, camp, and explore.

Ron attended Trent University from 1966-1970. At Trent, he met many great friends through studying biology and playing rugger. This is where he met Toos, the love of his life and wife of 40 years. They were an incredible pair together and left their mark on so many people from so many walks of life.

In the spring of ’76, Ron got a temporary position at the Dorset research centre as a freshwater lakes biologist. A nine month contract became a lifetime in the community.

He was never one to sit still. He always had a list and a project, and he always had a willing partner in Toos. To find him in his woods, you needed only to follow the sound of the chainsaw or wood splitter. He often wouldn’t slow down until he was bleeding, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot! When he took on a new hobby he didn’t do it halfway, whether it was raising cows and rabbits, cultivating garlic and gardens, staying active by rugger and baseball in his younger years and cycling and golf in the later years, giving back through H.A.V.E. and the Christmas Basket program, and of course taking over every bush he could to make maple syrup.

Ron was always up for an adventure, usually by car, canoe, or 4-wheeler. He was never hesitant to pick up the phone, drop in on a friend, or drive 1000 km to watch a game. He left an impression on everyone he came into contact with and always had a huge smile and bigger heart. He was never shy to show off his moves on the dance floor.

A couple of years ago, his sister, Cathy, introduced him to her friend, Joan, and he found in her a companion for his many adventures. They spent their time traveling between “the farm”, “the cottage” and Florida, meeting up with friends and family along the way.

We know that Ron was loved by so many. Due to the current pandemic, we will host a virtual visitation on Wednesday December 16th from 2-3 and 6-7. Please email the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd. at to receive a scheduled virtual time slot with the Reid family.

A Private Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 7 Bobcaygeon Rd., Minden, ON on Thursday, December 17th at 11:00 am. The service is available virtually and the link is below which you can copy and paste to your URL address:

A larger celebration of life will be held in Ron’s memory when we are on the other side of this pandemic.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either H.A.V.E. ( ). Interac e-transfers sent to Please use the password: HAVE
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Virtual Visitation
    Address Not Available
    Please email the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home at to receive a scheduled virtual time slot with the Reid family.
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Virtual Visitation
    Address Not Available
    Please email the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home at to receive a scheduled virtual time slot with the Reid family.
  • Private Family Memorial Mass to Celebrate Ron's Life

    Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
    7 Bobcaygeon Rd.
    MINDEN, ON K0M 2K0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Ron Meyer


Donations are being accepted for: HELP A VILLAGE EFFORT INC..


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Heather Roberts

Posted at 06:46pm
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on Ron's passing. Very saddened to hear this. Ron had the ability to make everyone feel like family and always had a positive outlook. Our son lived on Kushog lake road and I met up with he and Joan walking during this pandemic. I pulled over and we briefly talked through the window and he was so happy out for a walk. He had a way to lift your spirits when you talked to him. He will be missed greatly. Sending prayers and thinking of all the family at this most difficult time.
Heather and Joe Roberts and family

Pat Gunn-Krane

Posted at 04:48pm
May your family find the strength needed to get through this sad time, with the support and love of family, friends and neighbours. Our cottage lane group always enjoyed chatting with your Dad when Joan and Ron walked the road or were out in the lake. There was nothing but shock and surprise and such kind words from all. He was a real gentleman and such a giving person. I beleive his life accomplishments will be celebrated by many. Every time I put maple syrup on my pancakes; I will remember him; ever time I get stuck on my scooter; I will remember him, every time I use garlic; I will remember him. Always with a big smile on my face. I was fortunate enough to share some time with him just a week before his passing while he was loading a wood pile for winter use, something I understand he did a lot of in Carnarvon. Christmas Blessings.
Joe Krane and Pat Gunn.

paul wilson

Posted at 10:54am
My deepest sympathy to all . What a shock. Ron was a magnificent man both on and off the field. I will always remember his wonderful sense of humour. I was privileged to be a friend for some 45 years. The world is a lesser place without Ron. Paul Wilson

Deborah Bright-Brundle

Posted at 09:01am
On behalf of Trent Athletics and all of our Excalibur student-athletes, please accept our deepest sympathy. Ron was a wonderful man and an outstanding supporter of Trent Rugby. With our sincere condolences, Deborah, Director Trent Athletics

Hugh & Tamara Bain

Posted at 09:09pm
How young we all were when we first met Ron. And we have never been the same. Can't believe we will not see his huge smile or hear his big laugh this side of heaven. He was so proud of all of you and your children. He glowed when he told us about what you were doing. May God keep you in the shadow of his wings. Tammy and Hugh Bain

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