Reed, Peter 'Pepper' Clifford Arthur

Reed, Peter 'Pepper' Clifford Arthur

November 28th, 2017

Peter “Pepper” Clifford Arthur Reed

January 20, 1942 - November 28, 2017

We are saddened to say that Pepper passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, at the age of 75, surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous fight against cancer. On January 14, 1961, Marlene Ann (née King) married the love of her life, her Soldier Boy and her best friend, Pepper. During their 57 years of marriage they welcomed their children: Peter (Nancy), Anita and Robin (deceased 1965); their grandchildren: Heather (Curtis), Sarah (Jordan), Reed and Leila, and their great-granddaughter, Montgomery. Pepper’s love for family and friends helped fulfill an active and happy life. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, always having enough love and energy to spread around. Pepper had an amazing sense of humour and loved making people laugh. He enjoyed coaching minor hockey and lacrosse, as well as other athletics. He had many fond memories camping, hiking and travelling with his family and friends. Pepper is predeceased by his father, Arthur Reed; mother, Marie Jeanne de la Chapelle; step-mother, Anita Reed; and half-sister Doralee Poirier. He joined the London Fire Department in 1968 and finished his career as the Chief Fire Prevention Officer, when he retired in 1999, after 31 years of service. Pepper was truly blessed to have been able to spend 14 beautiful years of retirement with his wife, American and Canadian friends, and family in Panama City Beach, Florida. He will be truly missed by his lifelong friends Jim and Carole Rae, fire-fighting and army brothers and sisters, as well as many other friends and acquaintances of 75 years of life. The family is eternally grateful to all the doctors and angel nurses at the London Regional Cancer Clinic, London Health Sciences Centre and the Palliative Care Unit. The family would also like to thank the London Professional Fire Fighters Association.  Their kindness, professionalism and compassion helped to lessen the burden of suffering. Pepper will continue to live in the hearts and memories of his family and friends. Our family will receive visitors on Saturday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where the funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Pepper are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Joel, Sally, Shelby , Austin & Brandon RaeAunt Marlene, Peter, Anita and families. We are so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Pepper was an amazing man that we were so very fortunate to have in our lives. He was funny and so very loving to our family. Our children admired him so much and will miss him dearly, we all will. Love you to the moon and back. Until we meet again. xoxoxo
Mike PaceI am so sorry to see that my good friend Peter has left us. Wishing all his family my condolence. He will be missed by many.
Mary and Sheryl ZittergruenWe are so sad to hear this. We enjoyed getting to know Pepper and Marlene at the Regency in Florida. God's peace be with you all. Pepper will be missed.
John, Marti Sutherland and FamilyTo the Reed Family.. We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Mr Reed was a great man that left me with many wonderful childhood memories....especially the excellent jokes. I still use some of them to this day! The Reed and Rae coaching combo was second to none. Jack and Etta send their condolences from Cape Breton. Our thought will be with you in this difficult time. Love the Sutherlands
Alana DalyI am so very sorry to hear of Peppers passing. He was such a nice man. I will treasure the time I got to spend with him and Marlene in Niagara Falls. He will be missed by many xo
Tom and Judy CorneliusWe would like to express our sincere condolences to Marlene and family. Pepper was always so much fun to be around at the Regency.
Rose HunnifordSo sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love Pat and Rose Hunniford and family.
Emma AmlinKen and I are so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person, just like all of the Reeds. <3
Norm ParksMarlene, It was a pleasure to get to know you and Pepper. I really enjoyed talking to Pepper about his different experiences. He was a pleasant enjoyable guy. Marlene I undersand your pain and you have my deapest condolences. Norm
Nancy ScriverMarlene,Peter,Anita,and family.I extend my deepest condolences to you and your family.nothing I can say can help the hurt and pain go away.Pepper was an awesome guy.I recall when he first joined the army,he was ready to conquer the world,and Marlene when he meet you he was more determined.When his children came along there wasn't a medal large enough for his chest.Sounds like he accomplished all his goals.He has finally earned his angel wings,and can soar with the eagles.Rest in peace PEPPER. Nancy Scriver nee Finnigan (Hope to visit with you Sat. weather permitting travel)
Paul McPhersonExcellent firefighter. Good friend. A family man. A pleasure to work with. God speed. Paul McPherson
Paul McPhersonExcellent firefighter. Good friend. A family man. A pleasure to work with. God speed. Paul McPherson
Steve & Carolyn TruswellWe will always remember him as a true gentleman, the finest example of what it means to be a father and grandfather. Wish we could have been there to say a final goodbye with the Reed family.
Rosanne SmithWe are so sorry we can not be there in person Marlene to extend our condolences to you and your family. Our deepest sympathy. Hugs Rosanne & David Morden
Gloria & Doug MasonDoug and I are just so saddened to learn of the death of our dear friend Pepper. He was so very kind to us in Panama City Beach and had the most wonderful sense of humour. It was always a lot of fun being in the company of Marlene and Pepper. He will be just so missed by many. Our deepest sympathy to Marlene and all the family and the Rae family. Much love, Gloria and Doug
Virginia CecchiniTo Marlene & family - Marino and I enjoyd being with both of you at Panama City Beach and I was very saddened to hear of his passing. He was a very pleasant and happy man. Always a fun loving person - now God has a new star in heaven - God Bless you all and my sincere sympathy to everyone. Love & God Bless, Virginia
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