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Garnet (Gary) Murray Reid

Obituary for Garnet (Gary) Murray Reid

April 19, 1935 - May 7, 2018
Leander, Texas | Age 83


Garnet (Gary) Murray Reid passed away May 7th, 2018.

Garnet was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 19th, 1935, the 2nd of 4 children. His mother, Lillian MacLeay Reid, and father, James Malcolm (Bud) Reid raised the family in the gold mine area of Northern Ontario, then later moved to St. Catharines. Garnet spent most of his young life in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

He attended Western Tech School in Toronto, then worked in the family business, Reid Heating Sales as a salesman, and on to Honeywell in Minneapolis. Garnet later self-trained himself in store and store fixture design.

Garnet moved to Sacramento in 1971, where he operated The Wine Cellar Restaurant and continued his store design business, Design Council, followed by moving to Dallas to work for Zales Jewelers, and then operating his Design Council business in Dallas. He won several awards for lighting and store design.
Garnet relocated his Design Council business to Austin in 1996 and retired in 2008. He then invested in commercial properties.

He is survived by his wife Denise Berger Reid, sister Fay Elaine Amy Reid, children Jeff Hansen and wife Vickie, Elise Koerner and husband Donnie, Christine Bennett and husband Qryc, James Reid and wife Sky, Peter Reid and wife Valori, Danielle Crespo, Cameron Reid and Camille Reid. Grandchildren Josh Martin, Dustin Koerner, Bailey Martin, Sean Reid, Zachary Koerner, Joshua Hansen, Josylynn Reid, Ethan Reid, Karli Koerner, Jordan Hansen, Cami Reid, Lucas Reid, Kolton Reid, and Kaleb Reid. Great grandchildren Joshua Martin, Madison Martin and Wyatt Koerner. His beloved pets, Pailin & his new buddy Riley. He was preceeded in death by his parents and his brother Peter Bracken MacLeay Reid and his sister, Debbie Paynter.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. with services following at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Weed-Corley-Fish Leander Chapel, 1200 South Bagdad Road in Leander/Cedar Park. A reception will follow at the family's home.

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1200 South Bagdad Rd.
Leander, TX 78641
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