Christine "Tena" Reid
After a full and blessed life, we announce the passing of Christine Reta "Tena" Reid at the age of 97.
Until two days ago she remained in her own home and passed at the Charlotte County Hospital in the early morning hours of June 10, 2020.
She was born on Christie Ridge to Cecil and Fannie (Kyle) Christie, where she grew up on a farm.
She came to St. Stephen in 1939 at the age of 16 and worked at the Ganong’s Candy Factory, telephone operator, as well a waitress at Burns’ Restaurant.
During WW2 she was the belle of the ball and enjoyed going to dances where the service men all thought the little redhead was the best dancer.
She and her husband dated all through World War II, finally marrying on January 6, 1947.
In 1952 She and Jack moved to Milltown and in 1954 they opened Reid’s Superette. The store became the focal point of Milltown where Tena met and kept lifelong friendships. She worked there, alongside Jack and her children until the store closed.
She then enjoyed her many grandchildren as each one came along.
Tena enjoy preparing Sunday night suppers for her children and grandchildren up until her health started to decline. She was an avid bingo lover.
She is survived by her children, Ronald (Donna), James (Cindy), Ann (Harry) and Thomas (Jo-Anne). Grandchildren Jason (Matti), Katie (Sheldon) Jennifer (Brian), Nicholas (Wendy), Shawna (Brian), Amy (Matthew), Jolene, Amanda (Lorne), Tom (Erin), Jessica (Derrick) and Tasha (adopted granddaughter and caregiver) and eighteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Carol Ann (Lawrence) Little from Woodstock, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband John Harold (Jack), and infant son Jackie. Also pre-deceased by siblings Charlotte (Lottie) Lord, Dot Goode, Bea Skaler, Helen Corey and Jack Christie.
The family will receive friends at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St Stephen, NB on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 6-8 PM.
Interment at Milltown Catholic Cemetery, Barter Settlement, NB.
Donations to the charity of one’s choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca
Please keep in mind, that due to Covid 19 restrictions, there will be social distancing measures in place, that could lead to wait times or a line to enter the funeral home. We ask for the safety of the public that you adhere to the guidelines and we also ask that you please bring and wear a mask while inside the funeral home.
Please use the carport entrance (Union Street side) to enter on Thursday evening for the visitation.