December 2, 1927 – December 4, 2023

The Rev. Frederick ReedReverend Frederick John Reed, of Oshawa, died peacefully on Dec. 4, 2023, having just attained his 96th birthday. His early career followed his father into house building and carpentry but at the age of 33, he felt the call of the ministry. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1966 and passionately embraced this career until his retirement from Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, Toronto. He was a gifted vocalist and many recall the booming voice from the pulpit when he sang. One of his favourites was “This World is Not My Home” and surely he is now at home in the loving arms of the Father.

He is pre-deceased by his daughter Gloria Rau, son Paul Reed and grandson Adam Reed. He is survived by loving wife and partner of 47 years Hazel, sister Janet, sons James (Louise), Marc (Sandy), Brian Wilson (Kathryn), daughters Rhonda Bennett (Bob, deceased), Debbie Durand, Grandchildren Maya, Sean, Stephanie, Jason, Sarah, Jessica, Paul, Nicole, Daniel, Nicholas, Great Grandchildren Ethan, Owen, Hannah, Alex, Luke and William.