Michael Richard Reid
May 10th, 1983 - November 3rd, 2011
Michael moved to Canada in 2001 along with his parents and twin brother. He attended South Secondary and Westervelt College. Following school he worked with Home Depot London South until his death in 2011.
Michael was always a strong opinionated force, who was never afraid to speak his mind and defend the downtrodden. His fierce loyalty to his family and friends was unshakeable and his honesty and kindness spoken about by all.
Always the life of the party, people loved being around him. You didn’t have to know Michael long to love being around him and that was quite possibly his most endearing quality. As Michael grew into adulthood, you could see his strength, self-worth and dedication.
A fighter with a fire and energy for life, Michael’s tenacity was tested when he was diagnosed with AML in March 2011. It was a shock to all as Michael was in the best shape of his life. His determination to beat this dreaded disease was remarkable and he fought to the very end, never questioning, never asking “Why?”. He comforted all who came to visit him and this remarkable young man always had some words of wisdom, encouragement and positivity for all.
When Michael was entering his last days on earth, his aunt asked him if he had enjoyed his life and he said “it was the best, no regrets”. This alone tells you the kind of young man Michael was, as this was at a time when the disease was ravishing his body.
Michael taught us all to love unconditionally and to love and live in the “Now”. He made a tremendous impact on all he met. His Foundation “Michael’s Mark” is a huge part of his legacy, helping many ambitious young kids reach their highest potential.
Michael’s life has given us memories too beautiful to forget. Gone from this world but never forgotten. Always loved and cherished.
Michael’s Mother & 2018 LTN London Co-Chair