Garth “Slick” Reid
May 3, 1959 – October 3, 2021
Garth “Slick” passed away at home at the age of 62 on October 3, 2021 after a 12 year battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his wife, Karen and son, Dallas (Tanya), his grandchildren Marty and Scottie, and his daughter Kelsey. He also leaves to mourn his passing, his twin brother, Garry (Shirley) along with their daughter Kayla and his younger brother Danny and his favourite aunt Frankie. Garth retired in 2018 after 41 years at CP Rail, an accomplishment he was proud of. He had also been heavily involved in hockey most of his life, as either manager or coach of his son’s team or coaching in the female Comet league leading up to coaching The Saskatchewan Prairie Ice in the Western Women’s Hockey League. He was also a hockey referee and the Assignor of referees for the Saskatchewan Referees Association. As an avid hunter and fisherman, some of his best times were spent in Northern Saskatchewan camping and fishing with family or friends. Slick had a personality larger than life. He played hard, worked hard, loved hard and he was fearless and brave. There was never a dull moment as his cup was always more than half full. He was the best at keeping in touch with friends and his family. He was the ultimate story teller and the ultimate connector. Before his life changed 12 years ago, at the age of 50, he lived life to the fullest. But being sick was hard, it was really hard. It rocked our world, but he persevered, always with a smile and a joke. I want to thank everyone that stood by his side in the difficult times, all those that cared for him and loved him. His spirit will live on in all of us as he has shaped, molded, and changed us all. But now, there are no more struggles and he can shake up the heavens and beam his smile and love down to all that are mourning his loss. Thank you Slick for taking us on this journey. Till we meet again. A Celebration of Slick’s Life will be held June 19, 2022 at the Forestry Farm where stories and laughter will be shared. Cremation arrangements in care of Chelsea Krentz – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.
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