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M. Anne (Peggy) Reid

November 12, 1920 - January 10, 2011

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Margaret Anne (“Peggy”) Reid (nee McGuffie) passed away peacefully on Monday, January 10, 2011 at Village by the Station, Penticton BC after a brief illness at the age of 90 years.

Anne is lovingly remembered by her sons John, of Ottawa, and Patrick (Penelope), of Oliver BC, and by extended family in the South Okanagan. She was a much-loved “Nana” to grand-daughters Gillian and Megan, of Ottawa. She was predeceased by her dear husband of 50 years, Clarence Reid (d. 1992).

Anne was born to Herbert and Annie McGuffie of Keremeos in 1920. As a young woman, she was very athletic, enjoying basketball, volleyball, skiing, tennis, golf, and horseback riding. During WWII, Anne served in the Canadian Women”s Army Corps.

Anne found her vocation as an elementary school teacher, beginning her career in Olalla and Sea Island, then serving at the elementary schools in Keremeos and Okanagan Falls teaching grades 1 and 2, until her retirement in 1984.

In 1941, Anne married Clarence Reid, who, after WWII, became a high school teacher and librarian in Keremeos. Together, they were known affectionately by their students as “Mystery and Misery” (Mr Reid and Mrs Reid), endearing but totally unsuitable nicknames, given their personalities. One of her proud moments was protesting for female teachers” right to wear slacks so she could more easily get down on her knees with her pupils. She adored her students, and even into her late 80s her students remembered and visited her.

Anne loved to travel. A favourite memory was going to the movies one night with “Clary” and together ending up in Mexico. In their early camping days, they slept on the ground under the Model T. Her sons remember many happy summers camping in the Rockies, Western Canada and a cross-Canada tour for Expo ”67. In retirement, she was an adventurous traveller with an itinerary including Australia, Europe, Russia, the British Isles, and many cruising destinations, and making many friends around the world. She was one of the first Western tourists allowed into communist China, travelling by military cargo plane.

Anne was an avid photographer. One of her unusual hobbies was photo studies of foreign water closets.

Among her Penticton community associations were the Business and Professional Women”s Club, the Retired Teachers” Association, and the Canadian Club.

Up to her last day, Anne was unfailingly cheerful and positive, and loved getting others to talk about themselves. She was surprised and pleased to be named “Valentine”s Sweetheart” at Village by the Station in 2010.

A memorial service will be held on Monday January 17 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Saviour”s Anglican Church, 150 Orchard Street, Penticton, with the Ven. Peter O”Flynn officiating. After the service there will be a reception in the parish hall, followed by a public interment at Penticton Lakeview Cemetery.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Burgoyne, for his many years of care and attention, the staff of Village by the Station, and Dr Foster and the staff of the Penticton Regional Hospital.

Donations in Anne”s memory would be gratefully accepted for Village by the Station, 270 Hastings Avenue, Penticton, BC V2A 2V6.

Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service and Crematorium, Oliver and Osoyoos, 250-498-0167.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Terry Reid
Relation: Aunt Anne

Colleen and Terry and their 3 adult children each (and their partners) pass on their condolences to cousins John, Patrick (& Penelope). Our thoughts are with you as you celebrate a Mother’s full life, well lived.

From: Debbie Scott
Relation: Mrs. Reid gr. 1 OK Falls

To Mrs. Reids family, our deepest condolences go out to you all from all the grade 1 students at OK Falls elementary 1972, she treated us all with love and kindness, she taught us our 1,2,3’s and our ABC’s, she was strict but with a smile on, she was patient beyond words and she let us color outside the lines and always praised our work, she was my most memorable teacher, years later when my own mother passed, Mrs. Reid was there for me, she would drop by and make sure I was okay. Your mother will be remembered fondly for years to come, she was a great woman and we were all blessed to have known her.
Debbie D Scott

From: Dean Schreiber
Relation: Grade 1 teacher, family friend

To Mrs Reid,
Thank you for all you have done. Grade 1 is a starting point for a life of learning, you handled this task like no one else could.
My heart sorrows for the family, she was a great lady.

Dean Schreiber

From: Bob and Heather Pearce
Relation: Childrens Grade |One Teacher

Our sincere sympathies to John, Patrick and their families on the loss of your dear Mum. She was a wonderful lady who enjoyed life to the fullest and loved her job as a teacher. We had the pleasure of having her teach two of our children and she made a huge impact on their lives. They loved going to school each and everyday and have always said she was their favourite teacher. She kept in touch with many of her students and remembered each of them. One of our daughters continued her education and is now a teacher – teaching Grade One in Oliver – your Mum would be proud! We hope your lifetime of wonderful memories of good times past will help you find peace and comfort you in your time of loss.
Bob and Heather Pearce

From: Gayle Chin
Relation: ex colleague

To Mrs. Reid’s family: I was sad to hear of your mother’s passing.
I worked at Okanagan Falls Elementary over thirty years ago. As a young teacher, I hadn’t a clue about what I was doing. It was your mother who often came to my aid through her support and kind words. I remember her for her optimism and energy!

From: Sonia (Noel) Rezka
Relation: Grade 1 student - 1975

Mrs. Reid, my Grade 1 teacher in Okanagan Falls. Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength
in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. My deepest and sincere sympathy to John and Patrick and their families. Your mom truly made an impact on my life, and she will be dearly missed. I miss you Mrs. Reid.
Love, Sonia

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 17, 2011
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
St. Saviour''s Anglican Church
150 Orchard Street
Penticton, BC Canada

A memorial service for the late Margaret Anne Reid will be officiated by the Ven. Peter O”Flynn at 11:00 A.M. Monday January 17, 2011 at St. Saviour”s Anglican Church. A reception in the church reception hall will follow the service. Urn interment & committal will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday January 17, 2011 at the Penticton Lakeview Cemetery.

150 Orchard Street
Penticton, BC Canada

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Village by the Station,
270 Hastings Avenue,
Penticton, BC 
V2A 2V6.

 

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