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Garth Reeves

February 4, 2024

Peacefully with his wife by his side, on Sunday, February 4th, 2024, Garth passed at Victoria Hospital in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Cathy (née Nelligan) for 43 years. Loving father of Jessica Lammers (Brent) and Jacob Reeves (Soo). Adored grandfather to Joshua, James and Nathan. Brother of Edward (Myrna). He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Neva and Clarence and siblings Lillian (Mike), Pauline (Len), Georgina (Billy) and Alan.

Garth was an employee with CRA for 31 years, an avid golfer at Thames Valley G.C. and a guitarist in the band “The Mudders”. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time outdoors with family and friends. He will be remembered for his quick-wit, calming nature and kindness.

Garth’s family wishes to thank the numerous caregivers with Cheshire Independent Living Services, the Palliative Care team at Victoria Hospital and Home Community Care for their compassion and excellent services, as well as their many family and friends who helped them through this journey.

Cremation has taken place. An evening visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George Parish, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London, on Friday, February 9, 2024, at 12:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to donate in memory of Garth are asked to consider Cheshire Independent Living Services, or LHSF – PSP Research.

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So very sorry to hear of Garth’s passing. Lots of great Memories of Times in South Freetown with The Reeves Clan at Mom and Dad’s (Everett and Margaret Reeves) house. Dad especially loved hearing Uncle Clarence’s Boys playing their Guitars. Our deepest condolences to All of You. Rest Well Garth, You will be Remembered Always Love to All Cynthia

~ Cynthia Reeves Lawless

Dear Cathy and family, I was so sorry to hear about Garth’s passing. He was such a unique person with so many talents. I’ll miss our Summer Jams, all the laughs and the J45 will be tuned and waiting for him. Please remember, as you wipe away the tears, you’re polishing the memories. Take care, Alan and June

~ Alan Large

Cathy and family, Darrin and I are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Garth was a very kind and gentle man. We have some very special memories to cherish. From singing and playing the guitar our wedding for which we are so grateful for. Adam and Josh will always remember him playing music and looking up to the sky at night looking for satellites. He will be dearly missed. Our prayers are with you.

~ Karen and Darrin Casey

Dear Cathy and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Garth will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Stay strong Ilona

~ Ilona martin

Sorry to hear that Garth had passed away he will be dearly missed rest in peace Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

~ Heather and Greg

Cathy we were saddened to hear about Garth's passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Mom has fond memories of you two being wonderful neighbors. May you and your family find comfort in precious memories. Rest in peace Garth.

~ Donna Bailey and Marg DeGraw

My condolences to Cathy and family. So sad to hear of the loss of Garth. So many great memories of family get togethers. He was always so great with kids and kids loved hearing him play guitar and singing for them. I always enjoyed chatting with him about all the concerts he has been to, I wish we could have went to a few of those together. Rest easy Uncle Garth

~ Tyler Reeves

My condolences to Cathy and your family on Garth’s passing. I remember working with him as a great professional.

~ Anna Burke

A donation has been made. Message from the donator: Saddened to hear of Garth's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cathy and family at this difficult time.

~ David and Susan Borthwick

Hello Cathy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Garth’s passing. I always enjoyed chatting with Garth and it was always evident how much he loved you, your children and grandchildren. May God grant you strength and courage through this most difficult time. Wilma Clarke

~ Wilma Clarke

A golfing buddy, a fellow "Mudder" , a friend. A big humble man who displayed grace, dignity and courage. The first day I golfed with Garth over 20 years ago, I came home and told my wife Debbie, "I met the nicest guy today!" That never changed. Rest in peace Garth, I will miss you. I send my thoughts and love to Cathy, Jessica, Jake.

~ Gordon Turnbull

So sorry to hear of Garth's passing. Have great memories golfing with Garth at Echo Valley. His humor and personality always made the day much better. Our sympathies to Cathy and family. Robert and Mary.

~ Robert Reed

So sorry to hear of the passing of Garth.. 😔. My sympathies to Cathy and family.. Had a great visit with him on one of his trips to PEI. What a great guy, the picture showed his smile and twinkle in his eyes..

~ Barb Mahar

Garth made our world a better place. His friendship became part of us and we are better people because of it. Godspeed Cathy and family and friends. For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains. Love.

~ Elizabeth Ferguson

Great picture, great guy, great times together, great memories and laughs. Garth will catch you later in after life, I trust you will find a guitar to play.

~ Paul Dorsey

Sorry to hear of Garth's passing, my condolences to Kathy and his family. I went to UPEI with Garth and worked at CRA with him for several years. Always a fun and easy going guy that was a pleasure to be with. My father was friends with his older brother in PEI. May he rest in peace.

~ Rod Vessey

So sorry to hear of Garth's passing. He was a great friend from many years ago. Cathy you were his angel on earth, please know we're thinking of you and your family.

~ Flat and Audrey

Our deepest condolences Cathy and family. Garth was such a lovely person. I’m certain he will be deeply missed. Deb and Bob

~ Deborah Boyce and Bob Cortese

Cathy, my condolences to you and your family. I am saddened. Garth was always a friendly,pleasant and fun person to spend time with. I was fortunate to play golf with him a couple of times. Garth was a gentleman and very professional. His support for PIPSC and me while branch president was appreciated. My thoughts are with you.

~ anthony stone

No doubt that Garth was certainly one of those very genuine people everyone should experience in their lives. We feel privileged to have known Garth as a kind, gentle, loving and caring soul, with a keen wit and uncanny sense of humour. A genuine grace and dignity pervaded Garth's every day. We will cherish our various wonderful memories forever. Our heartfelt condolences to Cathy and family. Forever remembered and loved.

~ Marty and Jan Smye

News arrived today on the East Coast, Charlottetown, that Garth has passed. Cathy, I am sorry for the loss of your life partner. I met Garth at UPEI and became life long friends. Many golf games and late nights

~ Andy Gallant

Services for Garth Reeves

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

February 8, 2024 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Visitation will be held at:
St. George Parish
1164 Commissioners Road West,
London, Ontario

February 9, 2024 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Funeral Mass will be held at:
St. George Parish
1164 Commissioners Road West,
London, Ontario

February 9, 2024 12:00 pm

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