A life well lived.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Selma Reid. Just as she lived her life, peacefully… Selma Reid passed away peacefully on March 12, 2020, in Cold Lake, Alberta surrounded by family.
Born on Sept 3, 1923 in Provost to Carl and Emma Lilja. Selma is now reunited with her husband, Norman Reid, whom she adored lovingly for 61 years. Selma will be greatly missed by her children Dale (Diane), Janice (Russ), Brent (Lisa), Darren (Laurie) and her grandchildren Tracy, Trish (Rob), Louanne (Trevor), Keri and her many Great grandchildren Jesse, Emma, Alex, Katie, Jake, Luke, Sawyer, Rogue and Ramzi plus numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Spending her career days teaching Grade 1, Selma exuded an essence of patience, wit, kindness and loved everyone equally. Selma truly lived her life in service to others, as a lifelong volunteer in the community extending care and devotion to all people. Her family would describe her as a calm, centered, devoted and a loving whole person, with a shocking humour that would spark laughter almost every time you were with her.
Due to current circumstances, a full celebration to honor a life well lived, will be held for Selma Reid in the coming months during which time we will announce to all. In the meantime, Selma will be buried at the Lakeview Cemetery with a private burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Haying In the 30’s.
In light of the Chief Medical Officer’s restrictions on public gatherings, Memento Funeral Chapel requests that you refrain from attending if :
• you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever or cough, even if the symptoms appear to be mild or resemble a cold)
• you are 60 years of age or older or have other chronic medical conditions
• have returned from countries outside of Canada in the past 14 days.
We also request each guest refrain from expressing physical gestures of condolences such as handshakes or hugging. Please bring your own hand sanitizer.