Dr. Reginald (Reg) Maidment
1931 – 2012
On January 19, 2012 our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend Dr. Reginald (Reg) Maidment, passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 80 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Elizabeth (Betty), with whom he celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on September 1st, 2011; their five children, Barbara (Tom) Nickiforek; Kathryn (Ray) Girard; Reginald (Dana) Maidment; Michael (Val) Maidment and Susan (Blair) Mitchell; nine grandchildren, Holly Nickiforek, Heather (Terry) Seguin, Michael Nickiforek, Hayley (Derek) Gardner, Craig and Katelyn Maidment, Paul Girard, Rachel and Ian Mitchell; four great-grandchildren, Hunter and Hayden Gardner, Maeve and Eli Seguin. Two sisters Jean (Bob) Whitaker, Marion Ross and one brother Keith (June) Maidment all from England, as well as extended family and many wonderful friends. Reg was predeceased by his parents Reginald and Kathleen Maidment and his sister Barbara Jee.
Reg was born in County of Hampshire, England on October 22, 1931. In 1949 Reg moved to Canada, eventually attending Ontario Veterinary College where he earned his degree in Veterinary Medicine. Reg started his career in Shaunavon Sask. from 1959 through 1969 when he moved his family to Vernon joining his classmate Dr. Vic Demetrick at the Vernon Veterinary Clinic. In 1977, the National Film Board of Canada did an award winning documentary titled “Canaries to Clydesdales” which followed Reg and Vic on their daily rounds throughout the Okanagan.
After retiring in 1991, Reg started his second career in the Forest Industry scaling lumber which in turn gave him the opportunity to work with an incredible group of men. He also enjoyed woodworking and made many beautiful items for family and friends. Reg and Betty loved vacationing every winter visiting various beautiful places throughout the Caribbean. No matter where their travels took them, Reg always met new people and forged new friendships. Reg was a longtime member of the Vernon Yacht Club and spent many summers upon his boat on Okanagan Lake. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed his fishing trips on the West Coast and Haida Gwaii.
Prayer Service was held on Saturday, January 21 at All Saints Anglican Church followed by a reception at the Vernon Yacht Club with many testimationals of rememberance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vernon & District Animal Care Society. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca.
Cremation Arrangements entrusted to
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES®
Vernon (250) 558-0866