Greg Reynolds

06-May-1954 - 03-Jan-2023

Obituary Overview

Greg Reynolds

“What in the wild world of sports is going on here?!” These are some of Greg’s final words to his beloved ‘Nije’. His legendary sense of humour was intact right up to the end.
Greg is pre-deceased by his mother Margaret Reynolds, brother Jamie, and grandmother Mary (Nan) Henry. Left with loving memories are his wife Nina (nee Knight), sisters Barb Landman (Ben), Kate Reynolds-Braun (Vern), Margie Reynolds (Bill), brother Michael (Claire), niece Megan Reynolds, and nephew Dean Reynolds (Katrina).
Greg’s sister Margie gave Greg weekly massages during his time in the hospital and hospice. Greg appreciated this gesture of love beyond words.
Greg traveled the world with Nina. He was also a storyteller who shared stories of their escapades, sometimes embellished for the sake of a better story. An adept sailor, Greg had great times sailing with friends on the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Great Lakes.
Greg savoured life. He loved good food shared with good company. He loved “cocktails” time: G n’ Ts on summer afternoons with Nina in their garden, and Manhattans by the fire in winter. Oh yes, and good whiskey. Comfortable in his crocs, or elegant tuxedo, Greg’s irreverent sense of humour was always bubbling away just waiting for the perfect delivery.
Bliss …. the look on Greg’s face while listening to good music. Greg loved music; his brother Michael playing banjo or guitar, live performances at the Celtic Festival, private concerts at the hospice with the Kruger Bothers, and Reynolds, Robinson and Lodge, tunes at home on Radio Paradise. Greg was a passionate guitarist, although few heard his talent, this was his private joy.
Greg was a private person, a wonderful listener and loved to hear new ideas and learn.
Greg was a builder of things. He was so very proud of the house he built and shared with Nina and an assortment of cats. He will always be remembered for his gift of set building for the GLT – Goderich Little Theatre and site set-up for the Celtic Festival.
His leadership of the Goderich Celtic Folk Society was a challenge he met with grace and passion. His wonderful spirit and his energy at the festival this year was inspiring (not the first time he ran the show from a wheelchair!). As usual, he closed down the Sunday night party at the Park House! Always last to leave, Greg, loved a goodtime.
He will be forever loved and deeply missed by his community.
Slàinte Mhath Grego
A Celebration of Life is planned for 4 PM, July 1, 2023 at The Livery Goderich.
Donations can be made to Huron Hospice, Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich Celtic Festival, The Livery/GLT, Bayfield Forgotten Felines

Funeral Details

  • Celebration of Life

    Goderich Livery

    Event Times:

    01-Jul-2023 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Randy Keller | 05-Feb-2023

To Nina and the Reynolds family, Kate and I are sorry for your loss. We did manage to connect with Greg by text last fall, and he was in remarkably good spirits. We will remember him that way. X0

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Posted by Gail Trewhitt | 27-Jan-2023

Remembering Greg at our Healthy Hearts classes just a few years ago; loved his quiet demeanor but obvious concern for others. So sad to read of Greg's passing. Gone too soon. I would love to attend his Celebration of Life but I now live in Newfoundland. I carry his memory in my heart, in the land of my beloved ancestors. Rest in eternal peace my friend. My sympathy to Nina & all those who loved Greg. Gail

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