McQUAID, Reginald "Reg" -
1935 - 2023
Reginald "Reg" McQuaid was born on July 9, 1935 in Richmond, Prince Edward Island and passed away on June 2, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of 87 years.
Reg is survived and missed by his loving wife Joan O'Laney, daughter Kate, five sisters, two brothers, and eighteen nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Herb and Mary (MacAulay) McQuaid, and by two brothers Leo and Steve.
He will be forever remembered, loved, and deeply missed by all of his family, friends, and many communities, particularly Bathurst Street United Church.
Reg was ordained as priest in 1959 in Rome. As a member of the Holy Cross congregation, he served as a missionary in India until 1971. After leaving the priesthood, Reg continued to work internationally and locally for social justice, particularly for sugar workers.
Reg's life will always inspire those who loved him to be patient, faithful, and work for justice. He traveled the world and loved to come home to PEI sunsets.
Family and friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W., on Friday, June 9, 2023 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. PLEASE NOTE: Masks are no longer required to attend the visitation or the funeral service, however, if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask please do so. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11:00 am from Bathurst United Church (Trinity-St. Paul's United Church) 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto. Burial to follow at Prospect Cemetery.
If desired, donations in memory of Reg McQuaid may be made to The Stop Community Food Centre.