Jo-Anne Reid

Obituary of Jo-Anne Marie Reid

Jo-Anne Marie Reid (Grandy) It is with much sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Jo-Anne Marie Reid of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, with family by her side. Born in Halifax on April 8, 1944, she was predeceased by her parents Joseph Grandy and Aileen Grandy (nee Duggan). Jo-Anne is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert Reid; and their son, Jeffrey; siblings, Brian (Mary), Judy (Moe, deceased), Stephen (Rhonda), Greg (Cathy), Peter (Maureen), Dennis (Marilyn) and Karen (Blair); as well as many nieces and nephews. Following high school, Jo-Anne left Halifax for the opportunities of Toronto where she worked for many years in banking, It was in Toronto that she met the love of her life, her husband, Bob Reid. As the years rolled by, they and their son Jeffrey were able to create a comfortable life and enjoy leisure time traveling and spending time with friends at their summer place north of Toronto, as well as many trips to Newfoundland, which was, according to Bob, one of her favorites. Following their retirements, Jo-Anne and Bob moved to Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, where she became a proud Red Hatter and made many long term friendships. They then relocated to north end Halifax, Jo-Anne's home area as a child, and they found great pleasure in reconnecting with friends and family, and enjoying the local community. Jo-Anne also enjoyed checking out new sites and restaurants throughout the province and her recommendations to family and friends were always highly valued. Jo-Anne made many special friends at their cottage in Maplewood Subdivision, Lunenburg County, and these were friendships that she cherished. She loved the cottage, where she never tired of working in her gardens even when she spent countless hours clearing brush with her pant legs safely tucked into her white socks for tick avoidance. Jo-Anne's support and love for her family throughout her lifetime will not be forgotten. She will be missed by many and will be in our thoughts forever. Bob and family would like to extend special thanks to the VON for all their home visits and support. As well, we are so grateful for the treatment and comfort provided by the kind and professional medical staff of the Palliative Care Team. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation as per Jo-Anne's wishes. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice.
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