August 4, 1953 – December 30, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Brent Reed. Brent passed away at Ridge Meadows Hospital on December 30th, and is survived by his wife Carol, daughters Jessica (Brett), Emily (Ron), Melissa and Robin (Graham), and grandchildren Asher, Bentley, Jacob, Vada and Noah.
Those who knew Brent will remember him as one of the nicest people they knew. His sense of humour was larger than life, and he took great pleasure in sharing his many diverse experiences and curiousities with others. He valued kindness and honesty, and considered everyone on an equal basis while never judging people on appearances. Forgiveness was one of his primary defaults, and he was never one to hold a grudge.
He was born in Nipawan, Saskatchewan on August 4th, 1953, to Brock and Christina Reed, and was the youngest sibling to his brothers Grant and Gary, and his sister Carolyne. As a child, he moved to Chilliwack, BC, where he spent several years living with his father following the untimely death of his mother. He learned some rare and unique skills during this time of his life, many of which he was able to later share with his own family years later.
Brent was an accomplished saw filer who became head of his team at Bay Lumber in Pitt Meadows, and eventually changed careers in order to become a jewellery designer and goldsmith. After opening his own teaching studio at home, he went on to become a faculty member at Lasalle College, teaching jewellery metalwork classes to students from across the world.
Brent’s fondness and love for his family was very obvious, and it fills us with sadness that he did not have the chance to see his five grandchildren grow up. Nevertheless, he will always be remembered for the love and genuine warmth he expressed to them as children.
Brent’s faith in God was strong until the end, and he held a firm confidence in his Heavenly Father’s grace and love at every step in his journey.
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