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Robert Orlo REID

September 29, 1932August 19, 2019

Reid, Rev. Dr. Robert Orlo (Bob), passed away peacefully on Monday, August 19 surrounded by family at Scarborough General Hospital in Toronto Ontario in his 87th year. He will be missed by his wife of 64 years, June, and his three children Debbie (Gord ), Don (Lynn), and Darren (Rose). Much loved by his 4 grandchildren Matthew, Jason, Blair and Jessica and one great-grandchild Kylie. Predeceased by his parents Bryson Reid and Emily Smith, and his sister Colleen. Bob was born in Stirling ON and raised in Belleville ON. He received a BA degree from the University of Toronto in Middle Eastern Studies with the ability to speak Arabic and Hebrew and went on to receive his M.Div at Emmanuel College. Bob was ordained in 1959 and served in three congregations across Canada. For 10 years he worked at the United Church’s film studio Berkley Studios. Bob received his PhD in Communications from Syracuse University in N.Y and went on to teach as an Associate Professor at the Toronto School of Theology and Ryerson Polytechnical University. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Mark’s United Church, 115 Orton Park on Saturday September 28, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bob’s name to Parkinson Canada or the Scarborough General Hospital.

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Lorene Sinclair

September 5, 2019

Sincere sympathy to Bob’s family from our Reid family to yours. My dad Carl, Bob’s first cousin, remembers summers spent with cousins near Ivanhoe, north of Belleville. We are thinking of you all and the wonderful memories you share.

Rev. Malcolm Sinclair

August 26, 2019

I was saddened to hear of Bob’s death. He taught me a course at TST years ago. He was very good.
May he find himself in the joys of Heaven. May you find yourselves in the arms of comfort and peace.