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John Morrison Reid passed away on March 21, 2014 at his home in Aloha, Ore.

John was born on Jan. 19, 1926 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to James and Elizabeth Reid.

He attended high school in Montreal and took many college courses in Seattle.

In 1952 he married Ella Reid. A few years later they moved to Bainbridge Island, where they raised their three sons.

His work took him to Aloha, Ore., where he and his wife retired.

John was a tank driver in the Canadian Army. When he moved to Washington, he went to work for Safeco Insurance and then on to North Pacific Insurance, where he retired as vice president. He earned numerous awards including the Governor's Award for his work on the Oregon Arson Task Force.

John Was an avid aviation enthusiast and loved boating and fishing.

He was a member of Saint Cecelia's Catholic Church and Wing Point Golf & Country Club. He was devoted to his wife and family, and especially enjoyed his great-granddaughters.

John was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ella and their son, Brent. He is survived by his sons Warren and Kevin and daughter-in-law Cindy; his grandsons William, David and Michael; and his adored great-granddaughters Cassandra and Danielle.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Sunday, April 6 at Hillcrest Cemetery on Old Mill Road, Bainbridge Island. Friends are invited to attend.

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