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JAMES (JIM) REED Obituary pic


Born: Dec 20, 1933

Date of Passing: Aug 12, 2021

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Reed on August 12, 2021.
Jim will be sadly missed by his sister Eleanor, niece Cindy (Arthur) and his many friends.
Jim is predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Amanda Reed and his brother-in-law Ross Murdoch.
Jim was born in Winnipeg on December 20, 1933 and lived in Winnipeg for his entire life.
At the age of sixteen, while still attending school, Jim began working part time with his father's construction company, Reed Construction. Jim continued to work with the company until it dissolved in the early 1970s. A few years later he started working with Smith Agencies Ltd. and was manager of the Maintenance Department for seventeen years.
Jim spent many summers at the family cottage in Clear Water Bay, Lake of the Woods. During the winter months, he curled at the Granite Curling Club and occasionally entered bonspiels with his brother-in-law Ross.
Jim enjoyed planting and maintaining the flower gardens at his home. He also loved taking long walks in the fresh air, outside of the city.
Jim was a skilled wood worker and has left family and friends with many cherished pieces of his work. In his later years, Jim developed an interest in wine making and won several awards for some of his specialty blends.
Although Jim spent some time golfing when he was younger, he was passionate about it in his senior years and it became one of his favourite pastimes. Jim was still golfing at the age of eighty-seven.
Jim cherished his close friends and appreciated all of the time they spent together. Those who knew Jim well, would recall him frequently sharing stories about what life was like when he was young. Jim spoke fondly about times when life was simpler. He read his bible faithfully.
Jim was fortunate to have lived a healthy and active life until shortly before his passing.

"God has him in his keeping,
We have him in our hearts"
We will love you always.

A graveside service was held at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens on August 26, 2021.

For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 28, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My sincerest condolences on your loss. Jim was a good friend and always had a story or a joke to tell when he stopped in at the office. A true gentleman. Will miss seeing him at the annual Smith Christmas party! Suzanne Johnston - Posted by: Suzanne Johnston ( co-worker) on: Sep 07, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to the family. Jimmy was such a positive and good spirited person. When Jimmy stopped in at the office there were always laughs and in later years the fun continued when we would see him at the Christmas parties. He will be greatly missed!! The world sure lost a good one! Marilyn Girouard - Posted by: Marilyn Girouard (co-worker) on: Sep 03, 2021

  • It was a pleasure to know Jim. We worked together for many years. We enjoyed swapping stories and jokes. Jim was always a position person to be around. Sincere condolences to Jim's sister and family. He will be missed. Friend and co-worker, Gregg Towns - Posted by: Gregg Towns (Friend and co-worker ) on: Aug 30, 2021

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