Obituary of Cleon Reid
REID, Cleon, 89 years old, Born in: St. Elizabeth Jamaica, December 21, 1933, passed away on Monday April 24, 2023 at the QE11 Hospital. Cleon was the son of Nora Chisolm (adopted) and Charles Reid.
Cleon was a very hard- working disciplined man. He was very sociable and was
not afraid to interact with strangers and would leave them with a kind word. He also had a great love for children.
During his early working life he worked as a laborer for several years. He was later
employed at Tanners Leather Factory Ltd, Kingston Jamaica as a Tanner for 28 years. He
would be given the requisite time off to participate in the Farm Work Program in the
United States which he did on and off for approximately 20 years.
He enjoyed long walks, horse racing and oftentimes would place a bet on his
favorite horse. He played the lottery as well, and very seldom missed out on the
purchase of tickets with his own selected numbers.
Cleon is survived by his wife, Nellie Amanda Reid (Shelley) of 55 years; sons, Raymond Reid (Nadine), Rikkie Reid (Michelle); daughters, Sandra Reid, Yvonne Hay (Selvin), Melonie Reid; sister, Dinah; 8 grandchildren, Rory, Romeo, Roger, Dakota, Timothy, Toni-Kaye, Kimberley, Adrian; 7 Great grand children.
Predeceased by 1 sister and 1 brother.
Special thanks to our friends and family for their love and support during this time of
grief. A very special thanks to his caregivers: Florence, Orinthia and Bobbett
Arrangements have been entrusted to T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Halifax, 71 McQuade Lake Crescent (902)835-4212. A Service will be held on Sunday, May 7th, 2023, at 2pm, in Faith Baptist Church, 299 Stokil Drive, Lower Sackville. To leave words of condolence for the family please visit; www.tjtracey.com.