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Edwin Lawrence McReynolds

October 28, 1935 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Edwin McReynolds Obituary

"Absent from the body, present with the Lord." (2 Cor 5:8). This scripture captures Ed's faith and the comfort he found in the promise of eternal life.

Ed went to be present with his Lord on Friday, March 29, 2024. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Doreen née Fligg and "his 4 girls", as he used to say; Brenda Menard, Karen (Brett) Schultz, Deborah (Mike) Lazarakos, and Shelley (Ron) Ypma. 

Grandpa to Chris, Holly (James), Michelle, Dave, Kira (AJ), Marina (Jason), Veronica, Keeghan, Owen, Yme, and Siebren. Great-Grandpa to Nik, Zeke, Desiree, Zoey, Izzy, Jak, Ciara, Ezrah, Zane, Zaya, Klara, Daphney, Elena, and Aquila.

Brother to Edgar (Carolyn) McReynolds, Olive (Rodney) Palmer, Marilyn (Keith) Taylor and remembered by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother Mervyn "Rolly" McReynolds and granddaughter Valery Ypma.

Ed was passionate about missions and remained active in the Alliance Church throughout most of his life. At Ivan J.H. Carmichael Ltd, he was known for his strong work ethic throughout his career as a John Deere farm implements mechanic. In his early years, he was part of the construction crew on the Newfoundland extension of the Trans Canada Highway. 

Not only did Ed serve his church, but he also played an active role in his local community. He was a member of, and maintained a section of the Sydenham Bruce Trail. His kindness was further expressed through his volunteer work as a driver for the cancer society - he felt privileged to take his little brother for cancer treatment. 

In his last years, Ed loved riding the Woodstock transit system to continue his independence. 

His favourite treats included pie, ice cream, and chocolate. 

Ed lived a life marked by faith, family, and a dedication to service.

Family and Friends are welcome to visit with the family at Brock & Visser Funeral Home on Friday, April 5th, 2024, from 10am to 11am. A service will take place in the chapel at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ed McReynolds can be made to Mission Aviation Fellowship at or the Bruce Trail Conservancy at


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April 5, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Brock and Visser Funeral Home
845 Devonshire Avenue
Woodstock, ON N4S 8Z4

Funeral Service
April 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Brock and Visser Funeral Home
845 Devonshire Avenue
Woodstock, ON N4S 8Z4

Video is available for this event


Bruce Trail Conservancy
P.O. Box 857 Hamilton, ON L8N 3N9
Tel: 1-800-665-4453

Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada
102-195 Hanlon Creek Boulevard, Guelph ON N1C0A1
Tel: 1-519-821-3914


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