Leslie W. Reid 91 of Walnut Creek passed into the Arms of his Lord, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Les was born April 20, 1927 to the late Albert and Ethel Jeannie (Smith) Reid in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He served in the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) from June, 1946 to May, 1972 and retired with the commission of Major. He continued flying as Captain with Wardair (later Air Canada) commercial passenger jets for 16 years.
He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ at Walnut Creek. Left to grieve is his wife Veva (Olbert) Reid, sons; David (Pamela) Reid and James Reid both of Ontario, Canada; stepdaughters Valarie Kinkade (Kevin Grant) of Concord, MA and Veronica (Scott) Forney of Christiansburg, VA, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded by his wives Joan (Humphries) Reid and W. Jean (Hilty) Reid, his son Brian and a sister Olga.
Celebration of Life Memorial Services will held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Walnut Creek with Pastor Myron Weaver officiating. Private family burial of ashes will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12 :00 (Noon)-1:30 PM at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Walnut Creek where a light lunch will be served at that time. Memorials may be made to LifeCare Hospice 1900 Akron Road Wooster, Ohio 44691. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.