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5201 Lakeshore Drive
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Phone: (780) 826-3113
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Selma Reid

Selma Christina Reid (Lilja)

Monday, September 3rd, 1923 - Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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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.

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Carol Studer

Posted at 03:04pm
She was an amazing lady who will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to the Reid family.
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Melvin Hillier, Emma,Ashton, Katelyn, Luke

Posted at 11:32am
My heart goes out to the entire family. I simply cant express how much I respected and admired Nana, loved her like my own. She was a beautiful soul.
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Louanne

Posted at 01:14am
My Grandma was a gift. There are so many memories with and of her that I am so grateful for. She was the most grounded and centred person who loved everyone. I will fondly remember her, always.
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Pat Berlinguette

Posted at 12:22am
On behalf of my mother Olga Borchuk we extend our most heartfelt condolences to Selma's family! Selma was very kind and always provided Olga with a positive gesture, a laugh and a story at Points West Living. As a teacher too, Selma and I had several conversations regarding education and shared teaching experiences. We truly enjoyed her company and she will be missed!
Blessings,
Pat Berlinguette
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Penny Peterson

Posted at 10:56pm
For Selma’s family members;
I so wish I had a better way with words, that I could fully express how moved I was by the obituary that you provided for Selma. The way you were able to portray her to the rest of us, amidst your own grieving, was simply uplifting and clearly a testament to what a terrific mother/ grandmother she was. Please know that you have done her, and your family name, proud.
I met Selma through our church and, though I can’t say I knew her really well, I can say how much I liked and admired her. My admiration was only strengthened in recent years when our paths crossed in the hallways at the Senior’s Lodge then Points West where she was living. We had such great “visits” if you will, on the spot before carrying on with our day. Selma was so interesting and in touch with this often wacky world we live in! Her genuine interest in others and recall of names, etc. was always amazing. Cliche as this sounds, she truly was an inspiration and most definitely made this world a better place with her presence. The good Lord blessed us when he put her here and I believe that blessing will extend to you, her family, as you grieve and move forward in your lives.
With my sympathy and appreciation for having known Selma, you are in my prayers.
Penny Peterson
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