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Alison May Reid

April 17, 2023

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Alison May Reid, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on Monday, April 17, 2023, at the age of 46. Beloved daughter of Anne Moffat McLarty Reid; sister to Andrew Reid (Sarah); and proud aunt to Austin and Adelyn. Predeceased by her father Edmund Reid, who she adored. She will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Alison graduated from McMaster University in 2003, with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and had earned her Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology and Sociology. She passionately worked as an occupational therapist for many years following her graduation.

Alison adored animals; especially her dogs Dexter, Lulu, and Poppy who she lovingly referred to as her children. She loved to listen to music – notably The Tragically Hip and Alanis Morissette. She enjoyed shopping and staying current with the latest fashion trends.

Alison made a point to stay in touch with friends and family; keeping up with birthdays and traditions. She would always call, never text. She was genuine, honest, caring and would always make time for everyone. She had a great sense of humour and was quick-witted. Alison touched so many lives, and will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. There will be an opportunity to share memories, readings and poems starting at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Alison’s name to Hope Place Centres or a charity of your choice.

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We were so sorry to hear about Alison's passing. She was such a nice neighbour, always willing to reach out to those in need. When there was an accident on our street, she was the first one there comforting and assisting. She also helped us when our car broke down by providing a ride to the grocery store. We will miss her and Poppy too!

~ James and Rhonda Rice

My sincere condolences to Anne, Andrew, and the rest of the Reid family.

~ David Tosh

So sad to hear of Alison's passing. My Husband Gerard and I met Alison when she purchased our home, 180 Dromore Crescent, Hamilton. She was so warm, caring, personable, quick witted and a pleasure to be around. Thinking and praying for you and your family during this very difficult time. Sincere condolences on your loss. Anne and Gerard Cox.

~ Anne Moore-Cox

Dear Family of Alison, Alison worked for my company, Functional Rehab as an OT on and off over the years. I hadn't heard from Alison in a while, so I was planning on calling her on her birthday in May. This is now a life lesson that one shouldn't postpone calling people, When you think about them, you should just call them. Alison had the wonderful trait of loving her dogs and it was beautiful to listen to her talk about them. I sent a donation to Hope Place Centre. Although it won't take away from the heartbreak you must be feeling, I hope it memorializes her in small way. Ann Cleary

~ Ann Cleary

A donation has been made to Hope Place Centre.

~ Cindy Kitching

So sad to hear of Alison's passing. My heart goes out to her family during this very difficult time. Alison was a beautiful soul who left us all too soon. She will be missed.

~ Bert Sanin

Anne, Andrew, and family, I’m so sorry for this huge loss. Deepest condolences to you all. Sending love and strength. Mahri

~ Mahri Machado

It didn’t matter how long or short it had been but we could always talk for at least an hour. We spoke of our love of dogs, shopping, McDonald’s, anything that popped into our head. Alison, I will miss our talks but I will miss your spirit more. My thoughts to your family and friends at this unbelievably hard time. She will be terribly missed. Katie

~ Katie Muirhead

I was so sorry to be told about the loss of your dear Alison. I am sending sincere condolences to you, Andrew and all your family, as you mourn this great loss. Love and many hugs, Suzy

~ Suzanne Andrew

Anne and family. I am saddened by the news of Alison’s passing. I enjoyed our talks and she will be missed.

~ Amanda Reid

I am so sorry to hear of Alison’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of her from the good ol’ days - soccer teams and birthday parties, part time jobs and just the general hanging out together that teenagers do. She had a big beautiful smile and a big heart to go with it- I was lucky to have had her in my life and will remember her fondly. My deepest condolences to Anne, Andrew and everyone who loved her.

~ Samantha Kendrick

Anne and family I am so very sorry for the loss of Dear Alison. Those we love and lost are never more than a thought away. May your enduing memories give you strength and comfort. You will always have my unwavering support and love. Nothing can take away that which the heart holds dear. Cindy

~ Cindy Kitching

I am so saddened to hear of Alison's passing. She was always a friendly and warm person with a beautiful smile. I was fortunate to meet her and to get to know her during our high school years. Then our paths crossed regularly on the McMaster U campus where we had some common classes. We've remained connected since and exchanged messages over the years since. My deepest condolences to her family, friends & to her fur babies. She will be greatly missed.

~ Lisa Tofflemire

I am so sad to hear the news. I always admired Allison as a kid. I thought she was so beautiful. My cousin in hair shows!!! So proud of her. The last time I connected with Allison we talked about how we would retire in Advocate together. She was always checking in. I’ve learned from her to do this more often with the people who are important to me. Lots of hugs to Auntie Anne and family during this difficult time. xoxo.

~ Shelley Veinot

Anne, Andrew and family – so sad to hear of your beautiful Alison's passing. I have such fond memories of her from the old neighbourhood. My sincere condolences to all.

~ Gladys Vogel

Dear Anne, Andrew and Family, We were so saddened to hear about Alison’s passing. May you have comfort in the memory of many happy times together. Our sincere condolences, Alan & Linda

~ Alan & Linda Macdonald

A donation has been made to Hope Place Centres. Message from the donator: Anne and family, There are no words to say other than know that you are surrounded by love and support during this difficult time. Janet Goguen and Tanya Porter

~ Janet Goguen

I love you so much girl, you will be truly missed, until we meet again one day R.I.P Ali 💔🤗💕

~ Diana Francis

Some friendships are for a season but memories last a lifetime. Deeply saddened to hear of her passing. Anne she loved you so much you were her pillar, her strength. Praying for you at this very difficult time. In peace at last. XXXX

~ Gaby

I remember Alison with a beaming smile, and big laugh. Our paths did not cross for long, but in that time she was so good to me as an OT a couple of years behind her. I am grateful I had the opportunity to meet her and my thoughts are with all of those who are missing her now.

~ Pam Rantz

Dear Anne, my heart is heavy as I send my sympathy to you and all that loved your Alison. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May your happy memories comfort you all.

~ Nancy Thomson

We are so saddened by Alison’s passing. She left us too soon, far too young, passed on from so many people who loved her. She will stay with us because we remember her. Sending our love to Auntie Auntie, Andrew, Sarah, Austin, Adelyn, and all friends and family who are grieving.

~ Robb McLarty & Family

So sorry Anne and family Losing a child is so very hard Thinking of you Hugs

~ Lynne (Dunham) Stott

I was so saddened to learn of Alison’s passing. It seems like just yesterday that she bounded into our OT class at McMaster full of vim and vigour and a bright and cheery face. Though distance and years separated us, we checked in with one another over the last two decades. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends,both two and four-legged. Xo

~ Meredith Muldoon Roy

I am so sorry to hear of Alison’s passing. I enjoyed getting to know her during our time at McMaster and we exchanged many phone calls over the years since to discuss everything from OT to dogs. I loved chatting with her, we could talk for hours. We didn’t do it often enough but I will miss them. I will remember her fondly.

~ Renee Sparkes

Sending so much love to your family. Alison brought a bright and joyous light to any room she entered. I am so thankful to have had the privilege of experiencing her friendship and kind soul. She is very missed.

~ Tara Smith

I am very saddened to hear of the loss of our friend, Alison. She was such a bright light and open heart during our two years at McMaster OT. I learned so much from her in PBT, personally and professionally. She took the time to keep in touch, even with the pandemic weighing down on us all. I will miss her spirit, knowing Her Spirit is always a part of us. XoX Richard

~ Richard Kellowan

Anne, Andrew and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Alison, she was a wonderful person. My sincerest condolences.

~ Kent Dunlop

Dear Anne, Andrew, Sarah, Austin and Adelyn, We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your dear Alison this last week. We have been praying for your comfort, strength and peace during this difficult time. Please accept our most sincere condolences and we continue to remember you in our prayers. Our love to you all, Don and Heather.

~ Don and Heather Poynter

What a terrible loss- sending love and hugs to all of her family and close friends. 💔

~ Tammy

Our deepest sympathies to Anne and Andrew and family. She will always be remembered for her cheerful enthusiasm in Brownies and soccer team. She always came prepared to have fun and enjoy the comaderie. A light has gone out from this world.

~ Beverley Heilbron

My dear friend, words cannot express what I’m feeling. All the calls for hours, the laughs and the tears. Going to miss you Al. Anne, Andrew, Sarah my sincere condolences. Alison you were loved deeply by all those whose lives you touched. Rest in peace my dear friend Xx oo

~ Jenna Carr

Services for Alison May Reid

Memorial Service will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

April 29, 2023 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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