Reid, Rev. Charles Lloyd - After a year long battle with cancer Charles went home to be with his Lord and Saviour at Stedman Hospice. Beloved husband of Louise (Kosar) for 47 years. Dear father of Aaron (Kariann) and Stacey (Bruno) Santos. Dear Grampa of Carter, Zack, Hudson Reid and Khloe Santos. Dear brother of Elliott (Debbie), George (Susan) and Caroline (Barry) Short. Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Charles was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and then moved to Kilmarnock, Scotland until the family moved to Ontario in 1964. Charles was in the band The Gospel Messengers in his early years, the band Isaac where they ministered in prisons, schools, long term care homes etc, across Ontario and the east coast. From there he was Associate Pastor of Cornerstone Church. He was founder of Tomi Children Ministries where they reached children through puppetry. From there he was a children's pastor at Park Road Pentecostal Church. He ran the kids club (Wednesday nights) and New Covenant Church and more recently at New City Church. He enjoyed vacations with his family, scuba diving and entertaining his grandchildren. He was a big Star Wars fan and of course golfing and enjoyed watching the blue jays in the last few weeks. Arrangements are entrusted to the BECKETT-GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 519-752-4331. A Celebration of Charles' Life will take place at New City Church, 190 Lynden Road on Saturday, October 2nd at 1 p.m. Due to Covid 19, face coverings and social distancing are required. Cremation has taken place. Interment of his ashes will take place privately at Farringdon Burial Ground. The family would like to thank all the Dr's, Nurses and PSW's that helped with Charles' care, both at home and at Stedman Hospice. Donations and condolences are available online at www.beckettglaves.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Charles in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.
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