Herbert George Reeder
March 27, 1926 – January 11, 2013
Herbert George Reeder passed away peacefully in Ashcroft January 11 2013. He was born March 27, 1926 in Birtle Manitoba, eldest child of deceased parents William and Kathleen Reeder.
He is survived by his loving wife Marion, one brother Mitch, three sisters: Rose, Margurite, Doris (Harvey) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by in- laws Roxie, Len and Doug.
Herb joined the army and then met his first wife Judy. They spent a number of years working for the Canadian government guiding surveyors by horseback into the Yukon. They then moved to Savona where they made their home. Herb went to work for Evans Products running grader until his retirement. When Judy passed away, a few years later, he married Ena Smith, and moved to Clinton. Not long after, Ena became sick and Herb was a wonderful caregiver up until her death. In 1988 he met Marion Gainor and they married on April 29, 1989. During their years together they went on many holidays, touring Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. They did many camping trips and he experienced his first hand at golfing, once in his gumboots as he had no golf shoes at that time. Herb was not fortunate enough to have his own children but came into a family of four stepchildren: Dean (Chrissie), Carol (Rolly), Gail (Bill) and Bruce (Connie), along with nine grandchildren and eventually five great grandchildren.
I am sure there were times when he would just shake his head but he never judged and was always there to help in anyway he could, as that was the kind of man he was. He was an outstanding horseman, team roper, trap shooter, fisherman, rancher, dancer but most of all he was a man who was greatly respected and loved by his family, friends and all who knew him. Herb always had a story to share. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten. The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care given by the incredible staff at the Ashcroft Extended Care. To be surrounded by people who care has made the journey a little easier.
Rest in peace Herb.
A celebration of life for Herb will be held
later this spring.