1973 - 2021
It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our Beloved, Paul Joseph Reid. Born in Kingston, Ontario and raised in Kincardine, he spent many years in Sault Ste. Marie before coming to Thunder Bay in 2009.
Paul was driven and inspired by his love for music - it is where he found solace, connection and passion. Making music was his favorite pastime, and he was most at peace with a guitar in his hands. Passionate about the environment and the outdoors, he was a musher, a paddler and a great explorer. A gentle, kind-hearted, generous and nurturing spirit, he saw the good in everyone. He had a beautiful sense of humor, which he used to bring a smile to others. He was self-less and whole hearted in his giving to others. Through his work, his music and his personal life, he touched the hearts and lives of many. Paul had a Child and Youth Worker Diploma from Sault College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Community, Economic and Social Development from Algoma University. He spent many years supporting youth and families in Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay, and advocating for Indigenous communities, equity, and social justice.
Survived by his pride and joy, his sons, Aven and Ronan Reid-Chevrette, his sister, Kate Hagan (Gary Hagan) and his brother Steve Reid. Predeceased by his mother Annabelle Jaquith, his father Stephen John Reid, his beloved uncle Paul Reid and his sister-in-law Ingabritt. Loved by Lee-Ann, Hugh, Isabelle, Katie, Leo, Sophie, Liam, Marg and Jean and countless others.
In lieu of flowers, plant a tree, cultivate a garden, pick up trash in your neighborhood or nearest park. Be active locally in caring for our earth and each other. Start where you are. Work with what you have. Do what you can. Be kind, be brave, and be the Change. Donations will be gratefully accepted to Sister Margaret Smith Centre's Youth Addictions Program.