Bill Reid recognized by the province as the Senior of the Year for 2016.

News 100 blueBy Staff

June 9th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Bill Reid Senior of 2016

Bill Reid, Ontario Citizen of the year for 2016

He is heard at the Appleby Go station each Remembrance Day – singing.

For Bill Reid this is a duty he feels he has to those who fought in the World Wars.

Earlier this week, the province recognized Bill as the Senior of the Year for 2016 and, as expected Bill not only sang but did a rendition of “In Flanders Fields” before a decent audience at the annual tea that Burlington MPP Eleanor McMahon held at the Centennial Library.

Bill, born in Halifax, served in the Army during the second world war in Belgium. “I never fired a shot in anger” he told his audience.

During the golf season Bill makes it a point to get in 9 holes as often as he can – he made no mention of what his par is.

Bill Reid + family

Bill Reid with his three daughters, a granddaughter, his wife and a son in law.

Bill was there with his wife of 60 years and his three daughters along with one of his granddaughters. When MPP McMahon announced that the day was also the sixtieth wedding anniversary Bill’s wife said she wanted a recount.

It was that kind of event – an occasion to honour and recognize someone who had served his country and continues to serve his community.

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