In Memory

Joseph Reed

Joseph Reed

In Memory of




Obituary for Joseph Charles Reed


REED, Joseph Charles
After a valiant fight against cancer, Joseph passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side at Trillium Hospital in Mississauga on Tuesday January 1st, 2019 at the age of 68.
Loving husband of Jane (nee Placido) for 40 years.
Beloved father of Amy (Andrew) and Bryce.
Brother of Virginia Haggerty, Suzanne Milatz and Georgia Cox (Grant)
Dear son of the late Norman and Virginia Reed and beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Joe grew up in Lorne Park and the Kingsway in Toronto. He moved with his family to Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of fourteen where he attended Olympus High School. Joe had fond memories of his time in Utah where he enjoyed climbing the mountains and being outdoors with family. He returned to Toronto where he was educated at the University of Toronto and Seneca College, studying Accounting and Finance. Joe’s career included time working in Northern Manitoba at Lynn Lake performing accounting with Sherritt Gordon Mines, working at Wardair as an accountant where he met his wife Jane, and both TD and CIBC as an Investment Specialist. Joe and Jane settled in Mississauga where they raised their two children, Amy & Bryce. Joe was passionate about flying, holding his Private and Commercial pilot’s licence. Joe grew up sailing and continued this hobby later in life with his family. He had a strong connection to Tobermory and the Bruce Peninsula, where he spent many years at the family cottage. Joe was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting with his Dad, fishing and hiking. Joe was humorous, gentle, wise and incredibly selfless. He had a strong bond with nature and animals, including the family cats. Joe was compassionate towards others, often donating turkeys at Christmas to those in need, was a helpful neighbour, and was always willing to lend an ear and offer sound advice to those who confided in him. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends for his compassion, sincerity, humour and generosity.
Special thanks for the caring staff at Trillium and Sunnybrook Hospitals.
Friends may call at Skinner & Middlebrook Funeral Home, 128 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga on Tuesday January 8th from 5:00-8:00pm. A celebration of life and internment will take place in Tobermory, ON in the Spring.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada online at
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