Gwen Christian Reid

25 Feb 1928 - 31 Jan 2019

Gwen Christian Reid

25 Feb 1928 - 31 Jan 2019

REID Gwen Christian

Slipped away peacefully with her three sons by her side at Maida Vale Retirement Home, New Plymouth on Thursday 31 January 2019, in her 91 st year.

Dearly loved wife of Jim (deceased)

Loved and respected Mum of Graeme and Josie (Urenui), Allan and Jan (Geelong, Australia), and Murray and Alison (Bell Block).

Adored Grandma to Carri-Anne and John, Kim, Sally and Nick; Tamra and Steve, Matthew and Olivia, Simone and Jimmy, Kimberley and Clint; Amber-Jane, and Zane and Rebecca.  Great-Grandma of Tessa, Jayla, Henry, Peyton; India, Ascha, Boston, Leo, Hallam, Edan, Declan, Georgie, Mason, Harlee, Milla; Nathaniel, Bentley.

The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Maida Vale for their compassionate and respectful devotion to the care of Gwen.

Messages to Gwen’s family may be left on her tribute page at

A service to celebrate Gwen’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Regan Street, Stratford on Monday 4 February 2019 at 10am followed by a private cremation.


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Please accept our condolences for the loss of your Mum. We enjoyed seeing Gwen at Central Audiology, though realise she was having difficulty hearing.
She was a special lady.
Regards Sandra and Cliff

Cliff Lawrence and Sandra Pacheco ( 05 Feb 2019 )

Forever grateful to Jim and Mrs Ried for the time and friendship they gave me when I was just a kid off the streets of Palm Nth .
I was pretty wayward but jim took the time to teach me and mrs Ried always with a smile hot meal and acceptance of me and my past indiscretions. Good with steering me in the right direction .People like them you never forget .True salt of the earth and ill always remember her well done steaks .Hope you and Jim are enjoying your well earned rest
Respectfully yours Stan

Stan Fairbrother ( 03 Feb 2019 )

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Gwen and Jim gave these gifts freely.
Gwen certainly leaves this life knowing you all have wings.
Gwen was always ready for a lovely chat and ready smile.
Blessings to the Reid Team today.
Love and good thoughts to you all.

Sherree Ransom ( 03 Feb 2019 )

Gwen and Jim were spoken about a very highly in our house when growing up. My mum and dad worked for them when i was a baby. (Raewyn and Jim Adlam) even since mum and dads passing i often think of the nice things they would say about them. Please accepted my deepest condolences to the family and know these are sent with much loving thoughts of a special lady.

Tina Turner ( 02 Feb 2019 )