It is with deep sadness, we announce the passing of our son, Jeffery Arthur Reed of Edmonton, Alberta on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at the age of 45. Jeff was born in Trail, B.C. on June 28, 1975 to Art and Laureen Reed. He passed away peacefully in University of Alberta Hospital due to complications from a stroke and other health problems.
Jeff is survived by: his mother and father, Laureen and Art Reed; his daughters, Jordyn Reed, and Kaeleigh Reed; his brother, Ben (Donna) Reed and their children, Shaun and Angela; his grandpa, Richie Mann; his uncles, David Ross, Mike (Terrie) Mann, Emmett Reed, Brian (Marjorie) Ross, and Phil (Gloria) Mann; his aunts, Camellia (Reed) Blanchard, Christie (Roy) Molnar, Sandra Reed, April Ross, Dawna (Reed) Gilles Allard, Heather (Ross) (Mike) Davis, Heidi Mann (Darrell Daly); and numerous cousins, 1 niece, 1 nephew, and all of his family and friends.
Jeff is predeceased by: his brother, Nathan Reed; his aunt, Jackie (Reed) Mitchell; his uncles, James Mitchell, and Pat Blanchard; his grandmas, Audrey Mann, and Patricia (Ewing) Ross; and his step-grandpa, Tom Ross.
There was nothing finer for Jeff than sitting around a campfire and playing his guitar with Grandpa Richie and cousin Gabe on fiddle, uncle Phil on banjo, and auntie Heidi on whistle. Jeff loved to go camping with his special friends, Sheena, Craig, and Amy. He also loved going for walks along the river with his daughters and collecting rocks, taking them home and polishing them for us. His other passion was cooking and he was very accomplished at it. He would cook us the best Christmas Dinners ever!! It is so sad that Jeff never got to see his daughters graduate from University, it was the one thing that really kept him fighting. He had a very difficult life with his health for a young man but now his fight is over. May his beliefs bring him to a place filled with peace and comfort. He will never be alone and fond memories will always be in our heart.
There will not be a service for Jeff as per his request. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Thank you very much to all of our Family and Friends for all of your kindness and support. Love to you all. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke fund or the Kidney Foundation.