William Reid March 21, 1921 - December 6, 2008 William Alton “Al” Reid March 21st, 1921 – December 6th, 2008 Al passed away Saturday, December 6th, 2008 at Carewest Sarcee in Calgary. He was predeceased by his wife, Pearl Reid, in 2007 and daughter-in-law, Joanne Reid, in 2004. He is survived by his devoted companion Rhoda Thompson and six children: Cheryl (John) Syberden, Coleen Reid, Beth (Bob) Kilbach, Debbie (Keith) Krausert, Russell Reid, Blake (Fiona) Reid; also 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, his sister Lola Bezaire of Kingsville, Ontario and dear family friend, Bill Doddridge. Al was born in Windsor (Sandwich), Ontario. He was an all-star collegiate football player in his youth and enjoyed many sports. Al was a hockey referee for many years and remained active in sports into his eighties. Al served overseas from 1941-1945 in the RCAF as Flight Lt. in 411 Spitfire Squadron. To recent days he shared a special kinship with friends at the Calgary Air Crew Association. Al was employed for 25 years at Maclin Ford. Al’s passing leaves a tremendous void in his family. He was very proud of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Following Interment at Edenbrook Memorial Gardens a private celebration of Al’s life will be held. In lieu of flowers friends are invited to make a donation to the charity of their choice. The family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff at Sarcee Carewest.