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Date of Passing: Dec 04, 2020

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On December 4, 2020, Glen David Reid of Winnipeg, MB passed away peacefully at the age of 81 at the Grace Hospital, Winnipeg after a short illness.
He is survived by one brother Scott (Linda), two nieces, Nancy Reid Jones (Garrett) and Laurie Reid, great-nephew Brendan Jones, great-niece Haylee Jones and countless friends. He was predeceased by his father D. Harold, mother Dorothy and brother Donald.
Glen was a gifted artist, graduating from the Ontario College of Art, which led him to a career as a medical illustrator at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. After retiring, he spent much of his time drawing and exhibiting several of his works. Glen was a caring, gentle man who loved people and always enjoyed a conversation with a new friend or acquaintance. He was a devoted member of the "Blossom Boys", a group of thirty some friends who met during their high school years. They gathered to play touch football and tell stories at Blossom Park on Wellington Crescent in Winnipeg, forming fast friendships that remain today. Glen will be greatly missed by many.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I’ve never met a gentler, more thoughtful person than Glen “Rabbit” Reid. I improved as a person just by being around him. He is missed by all of his Blossom Park friends. - Posted by: Gary OP Bandy (Friend) on: Oct 26, 2022

  • I knew Glen when he was a student at the Ontario College of Art during the early sixties. We were part of a very close group of young people finishing our education. We partied together and shared everything we had. Glen carried the nick-name of "Ginger" then because of his bright red hair. After graduation, our group scattered to the four corners of the earth and I was able to resume contact with Glen only through a chance encounter on facebook. He was still the gentle unassuming soul we all knew in Toronto during those wonderful school years. My heart aches. I would give anything to live those years once more. - Posted by: James Hutt (Very old friend.) on: Jan 31, 2021

  • I knew Glen , through my parents, met him about 25 years ago. Glen was part of a larger group that were regulars at the Holiday Inn West for over 30 years. After my parents passed, I kept in touch with Glen, we would meet for breakfast, talk politics, talk about his art all while he search on Facebook for updates on his friends and family. Glen was a kind, caring man. He will be missed. - Posted by: Becca (Friend) on: Jan 12, 2021

  • I met Glen through Blair when we used to get together and go to Bomber Games, Glen was a great man and I consider him a dear friend. I will miss going to the games with you Glen Rest in peace - Posted by: TANIA WALKER (Friend) on: Dec 22, 2020

  • I was sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. I first met Glen in 1970 when I started work in the Anatomy department ( U of MB) where he was a medical illustrator. There was a group of 6 of us that would get together to celebrate birthdays and Glen was part of that group - he was an easy guy to feed - I don’t ever remember him not liking what was served to him - maybe he was just being polite. He certainly was a talented artist - when I retired from Anatomy, they were going to purchase one of Glen’s drawings as a gift for me, but instead Glen gave it to me - plus 2 others. I am very fond of them and the are incredible and now will be a lovely memory of Glen. We extend our sincere sympathy to Glen’s family. Tom & Donna (friends) - Posted by: Donna (Friend) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • I knew Glen for over 20 years. He was a great friend and a great person. I will miss him. Rest in peace Glen - Posted by: Blair Johnson (friend) on: Dec 19, 2020

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