Thelma Grace REID (nee Hewson)

August 27, 1922 – Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
June 10, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta

We are very sad to announce that our mother, Thelma Reid, passed away of natural causes on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the age of 98 years.

Thelma was the second oldest of eight children, growing up in Regina, SK, in a very busy and loving family. Thelma met Lew Reid in Regina, and they were married on September 8, 1951. Later they moved to Winnipeg, MB, where they raised their two daughters. Thelma and Lew moved to Honolulu, Hawaii for two years, they returned to Regina and then settled in Calgary, AB. Thelma was very proud of her lengthy career with the Bank of Nova Scotia, starting as a teller in Winnipeg, and retiring as a Data Systems Analyst in the payroll department in Calgary. She loved her clothes, and of course shoes and accessories had to be colour-coordinated. To say Thelma had a love of shopping was an understatement. She was the best dressed woman we knew and was very proud of her appearance. After retirement she worked part time for a ladies store, she also spent numerous years volunteering at Rockyview General Hospital and loved it. Thelma and Lew also spent many hours participating in Rotary functions and events, their favorites being Stampede and Spruce Meadows (there was shopping there!) Thelma was a strong person with a wonderful sense of humor. She loved being with people, enjoying a cocktail or two and trying her luck at the casino. Her happiest times were with family and she loved having fun with her good friends. Thelma’s eyes always lit up when she could see her great-grandchildren.

Thelma was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by her two daughters and two sons-in-law, Debbie and Jack Henzie, and Terri Reid and Sean Rossum; two grandsons, Richard Henzie (Krista) and David Henzie (Liz); two granddaughters, Laurel Miller (Ian) and Afton Koutzun (Andrew); seven great-grandchildren, Dallan age fourteen, Lauryn age eleven, Ella age six, Aiden age nine, Owen age seven, Ellie age five, and Kate age two and a half. She is also survived by her sisters, Audrey Lockyer, and Charlotte Oberthier (Obie); her brother Keith Hewson (Shirley), and brother-in-law Ken Lewis, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Lew Reid in 2004, brothers, John Hewson (Jean) and Phil Hewson (Sheila); sisters, Hetty Alexander (Albert) and Anita Lewis; and brother-in-law Lloyd Lockyer. 

To follow Thelma’s wishes there will be no service. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here.

The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Amica Britannia on Elbow Drive where Thelma spent the last two years, for taking care of her with compassion and kindness.

In living memory of Thelma Reid, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.