December 25, 1973 – May 5, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of James Fredrick Reed, announce his passing in Abbotsford, BC, on May 5th, 2020 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital at 46 years young after a long illness and due to complications from diabetes and kidney disease.
Born in Surrey, BC on Christmas Day in 1973, Jamie was the youngest of three brothers. Spending most of his life in Surrey and Delta, Jamie attended North Delta Secondary School. One of Jamie’s favourite activities as a youth was the time he spent in the Pacific Blue Drum and Bugle Corps. In adulthood, he worked hard as a security guard for many years until illness prevented him from working. He enjoyed wood working, spending time with his family and writing poetry. He always had a new joke to tell. He especially loved fishing, getting up to the camp and into the fresh air.
Jamie was a father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, cousin, and friend. Jamie is survived by his son Matthew Reed of Abbotsford, BC; long time partner in life Heather Stewart of Abbotsford, BC; his daughter Lizabeth Leask (Kevin) of Surrey, BC; mother Margaret Craig (Pete Heatherington), father George Reed (late Lucille Reed) of Burns Lake, BC; brother Matthew Reed (Elizabeth Thomson) of Abbotsford, BC; brother Bryan Reed (Yolande) of Langley, BC; sister Lynne Reed of Burns Lake, BC; and Pete Wilson, Yale, BC. Jamie’s passing will be felt by his large extended family including two grandchildren Desmond and Vanessa, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews across Canada and the United States.
The family extends our deep appreciation to the many health care professionals who cared for Jamie over many years at Royal Columbian Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Abbotsford Regional Hospital, and the many specialized care units. Due to the current pandemic, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Jamie’s name to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
You will be missed gentle soul.Obituary
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