Dexter Reed

A photo of Dexter Reed


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Sunday March 17, 2019
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Dexter Scott Reed passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday March 10, 2019. Dexter was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia on March 17, 1951. He is survived by his wife Lynn (Holdaway) Reed, his sons Denver & Sarah Reed, Dylan Reed and his grandchildren Westyn, Brynly, Max and Blake. He is also survived by his sister Sheri & John Pegeau with their children Justin and Ryan (Olivia) and granddaughter Brooklyn and his brother Greg & Jill Reed with their daughter Heidi.

Dexter held a degree in Marine Biology and Oceanography.  He came to live in the Blenheim area when he and Lynn were married in 1976. For a time he worked with Holdaway Roofing before working with his brother-in-law Carl Phair in the cement business and then for many years he drove for LaFarge Canada.

In keeping with Dexter’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation on Sunday March 17, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

Friends wishing to remember Dexter with a memorial donation are asked to consider supporting Kennesserie Camp or the Fourth Line United Church.

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OMG i had no idea ,we will miss our good friend ,all the best to the family .... larry

Dear Lynn and Family; We are so sad to hear of Dexter's passing. We were away for March Break at the time, and just found out this week. I am thinking of you, and keeping you and your family in our prayers. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. I'm so sorry that we weren't here to see you and attend the service. God Bless. Love, Heather, Tom and Veronica xoxo

Our sincere condolences to the Reed Family. Dexter had a way about him that made you embrace life just as he saw it; with determination, a thirst for adventure and a contagious sense of humour. He will truly be missed.

Very Sorry

I recall Dexter working with Paul Murray. Always honourable !! Very Sorry for your loss.

Sincere Condolences to you and your family. May all the wonderful memories of Dexter help ease your pain during this very difficult time.

Sorry to hear of Dexter's passing, we grew up in the same neighborhood on the East side of Lebanon, Me.

Denver, Sarah and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish those memories. Mike, Belinda, Doyle and Patti Brush.

Lynn and family, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are will you all. May the strength of your family help carry you through this difficult time. /John

Lynn, Denver& Sarah, Dylan and family Sending hugs and prayers that you find comfort in all of your memories ....May God bless

Dylan, Lynn and Denver, sending prayers, love and hugs, thinking of all of you.

Happy birthday Dexter, Dad, would’ve been your 68th birthday. Thanks so much to all for your prayers and condolences. Big hugs and love from us all. xo

Happy birthday, Dexter, Dad, would’ve been your 68th birthday! Big hugs and love from us all! xo

So sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this time of grief.

I would like to offer my condolences Lynn to you and your family.

Lynn, Denver, and Dylan, Lots of fond memories to share of Dexter, as we go on with life. Always entertaining to listen to his recollections of the past. What a memory he had for this. To me, I felt more like a brother to Dex and Greg; age gap wasn't there. I'm sure most of you heard about his Purple 1948 JEEP CJ. What fun he had with that. And maybe about the Christmas Eve trips to Milton, NH in my tired old 1951 Ford. We brought presents to Aunt Jan and Uncle Herbs family. Snow storms didn't stop us; made it an adventure ! We got along very well. Some of you may remember, the Old Readers Digest had a section each month called " The Most Unforgettable Character" I have a mental list of candidates; Dex is on the list. Just a special guy. Would be quite the article if we could all pool the things we remember about him. He will be in our hearts forever; thankful we had him. Love, Uncle Errol and Aunt Katy

Lynn, my sincere condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you all at this sad time. Lois Button

Lynn and family, Jan and I have only had the pleasure of being with you a couple of times while you were visiting in ME; but our history with Dexter dates back to the late 60’s! In 68-72 Dexter and I were practically inseparable. We both had Jeeps, lived in a tent for two summers in Wells beach ME, painted houses, so much enjoyed spending Christmas Eve, eating oyster stew...... Jan and I had the pleasure of reliving some of these memories during Dexter’s visit to Wells in the fall of 17, a time that I will cherish. He had my back and was a great friend. Our condolences to you and your family. Grieve now take comfort in the good times. Jan and Rich Briggs

For the family of Dexter, we share your sadness, sending you prayers to envelope you with strength and love. Fond memories of our childhood, swimming, going to the beach with his jeep. He was always kind to me, made me feel good to be included. Marilyn Hanson

Dear Lynn , may your days be the best . You are such a sweet person. Time will heal your needs. Your sisters are your best friends and with their help , you will manage. God be with you.

Dear Lynn and family, So sorry to read about your recent loss of your husband and father. Treasure your memories. May they give you the strength to survive the next few days, months, and years. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Alan and Barb Holden

Lynn Sorry to hear that Dexter has passed away, I have fond memories from my days dispatching at CBM Blenheim , we always had fun at work ,and more after work . I will kiss his calls on St.Patrick`s day as we had that birthday in common . Thoughts and Prayers for you and the boys Ron Downie

Lyn , Denver and Dylan, I am so sorry for your loss! Uncle Dexter will be missed ! I have enjoyed be able to spend some time with him the last few years! Sending you all my deepest sympathy and a great big hug!

Denver, Sarah and family. So sorry for your loss. Sincerest sympathy Kaye & Fred

Lynn and family... Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dexter will certainly be missed by many. Blessings to you and yours. Don and Anne Gammage

Lynn, Denver, Dylan and Family, Where do I have been like family to me my entire life. You have had a very rough year or so Lynn and yet you are one of the strongest women I know! Dexter was a very good and hard working man may I add. Memories are made for a reason, cherish them, I do! Love you! Xox Porky, Dana and Brady

Lynn, Denver, Dillon and family, Sending condolences to you and your families. Treasure all the memories.

so sorry for your loss.

Our thoughts and prayers to you all

Lynn and family ,I am saddened to read that your husband has passed , may your many wonderful memories bring you comfort .

Lynn, Denver and Dylan, saddened to hear of your loss, I will miss Dexter, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely Barry

oh Lynn and boys ,so sorry for your loss ! I know he will be missed !!! Another love story that ends way too soon ❤️

Lynn, Dylan, Denver and Family, Sincere condolences to the Reed family in the passing of Dexter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Peter & Linda

Lynn and Family May all the sweet memories of Dexter bring you solace during this time. I hope that all the great moments that you were able to have with him before he passed away brings you comfort. As a second cousin to Dexter we had some cherish moments during our young years growing up in Maine.

Lynn, Denver & Sarah, Dylan, and family: We are so very sorry to learn of Dexter's passing. He will be missed, and remembered always. With sincere sympathy, Shayna Taylor and Myra & Don Pettit

Our deepest sympathy to Lynn and family .

Lynn, Denver, Dylan and families, We are shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Please know we are thinking of all of you and sending our deepest sympathy. R.I.P.Dexter

Dear Denver and family, we are so sad to hear ! There are no words but know we are sending virtual hugs and sympathy. ❤

Lynn and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. After all the stories Bonnie had told me of the times she spent with Dexter, I glad I had the pleasure of meeting him. May he Rest in Paradise. ❤️

So sorry to hear about Dexter Jerry has worked in concrete for years and has known Dexter all those years he drove truck. Jerry was working with Van Tel Construction and got to work with him Our thoughts and prayers are prayers are with you all

Dexter. This photo looks just like you when you came to Charlottesville (only then you had a buzz cut). And...the reason I can remember that is because you talked Tommy into going and having his hair buzzed!! I was in shock to see his thick hair gone! (Smile). Was glad when we came to Maine to visit everyone. And I was so glad to be able to speak with you a few minutes on the phone when I was visiting Tommy. I thought of all of you often over the years. Rest now for a little while. Your journey was hard. Be at peace.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Lynn and your family. Glenda Ebert

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to Denver, Sarah, Dylan, Lynn and all of the Reed family during this difficult time. Dexter will be missed.

Lynn and family, we are so very sorry for your loss.

sending love and prayers.... let the memories help you through this difficult time....

Lynn, Denver and Sarah and Dylan, We are so sorry to hear about Dexter. He was one of a kind and we will miss his neighbourly visits. We are thinking of all of you. Sincerely Dave and Carolyn

Lynn and family, May you find comfort in the many memories you shared with each other. Thinking of you all. Ted and Brenda.

Sending thoughts and prayers Lynn ,Denver and Dylan thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Hugs

Lynn, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You have had a very difficult couple of years. have many good memories of our youth. Take care.

Lynn and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and condolence are with you at this time.

Lynn and family... Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time..

Sincere condolence on the passing of Dexter. He was a good man.

Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Reed family. Love Pat & Maggie Downey

Lynn, Denver, Sarah, Dylan and extended family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all during this very difficult time.

It is with much love and sadness that we hear of our nephew's and cousin's passing. Blessings and prayers to the family. Love Aunt Lois.

So very sorry to hear about Dexter .May he rest in pease

Lynn & family, So very sorry for your loss. Shelley Sonneveld

Lynn and family..Our condolences to you at this very difficult time. Linda Burke and Family

Lynn and family so very sorry for your loss.

Lynn, Denver ,Dylan & Families our thoughts go out to you so sorry to hear about Dexter he was "one of a kind" and a great guy

My condolences to Lynn, Denver, Dylan & the extended Reed family. Dexter was quite a character. I shall never forget him and hope the fun memories we made together never fade.


So sorry to hear of Dexter’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Lynn, Dylan, Denver and families.

Our Sincerest Condolences to you and your family Larry and Margaret Rose Burke.

Our deepest sympathy to Lynn and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Hugs from Mike and Anne

Lynn, We are so sorry to hear of Denver’s passing! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Lynn, Denver & very sorry for your loss. Dexter will be greatly missed, May he Rest In Peace. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincerest Condolences, from, Kent, Kathy, Cody & Cory

So sorry Lynn and family, tried to see you Saturday morning. Thinking of you all, hugs ❤️

Lynn, Denver, Sarah, Dylan & families.... Don't know where to begin. Bon & I were with you, Lynn, in 1975 when we met Dexter in Florida riding around on that little mini bike at the KOA camp. There was an attraction between you & him right from the start. I remember you saying 'I want to cut that guy's hair'. Well that was just the beginning and you & he beat all odds of being together. And then came Denver & Dylan - those boys were like grandchildren to mom & dad. Your family became an integral part of our lives. You both were always over for dinner with mom & dad, with Dexter always making the coleslaw, and became the best of friends with them. Boy could Archie & dad get into some He always called my mom 'Edith' and then when she passed, he took to calling me 'Edith'. I used to love to sit with him and listen to the stories about his Maine adventures and his adventures closer to home. Sure going to miss the bugger as I'm sure everyone who knew Dexter will. Love you Lynn & family and hugs. So sorry for your deep loss.

Lynn, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Dexter, May he " Rest in Peace '

Lynn, Denver & Dylan, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you. Cherie