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Kevin Reid – Aged 90 years

30 Jan 23
Peter Bull

David Charrett has pass on via Gregory Sachs the sad news of the passing of Kevin Reid.

I provide details of the funeral service for Kevin courtesy of Gregory Sachs. It appeared in this morning’s SMH.

Beloved husband of Barbara. Loved father and father-in-law of Andrew and Jace, Russell and Jess. Grandfather to Holly, Phoebe and Scarlett.

The funeral service for Kevin will be held at 1.30pm on Wednesday 1st February 2023 in the Camelia Chapel of Macquarie Park Crematorium.

Hamilton Funerals, 02 9449 5544.

If you would like to post a Tribute to Kevin’s family via the OTVA web site or share your memories of Kevin with other Vets please email me the details.

May He Rest In Peace.


  1. Peter Bull January 30, 2023 at 9:19 am

    It seems like only yesterday but it was in fact in mid-1985 that George Maltby volunteered Kevin and me to serve as “minders” to Bill Schmidt whilst he did consultancy work in Ghana and Guyana following his retirement.

    Kevin was a wonderfully entertaining and unflappable travelling companion.

    I’ll always remember his dry sense of humour as we went from one adventure to the next. It was tested to the limit when he paid a terrible price for being just a tad too adventurous in his choice of dinner one evening in a town called Cape Coast in Ghana!

    Fortunately the OTC nurse had sent us off with an adequate supply of medication for just such an emergency!

    John Hughes

  2. Peter Bull January 30, 2023 at 9:20 am

    My recollection of Kevin is his unique, dry and sharp wit.

    He was liked by his colleagues without exception.

    He was a great friend of Dave Charret, who particularly related to Kevin’s sense of humour .

    We will miss Kevin. We all appreciated his dry, off-beat, quircky comments.

    From John Pitcher.

  3. Peter Bull January 30, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Sad to hear of Kevin’s passing.

    I remember him well as a member of Rostrum Club 18. He was an entertaining speaker, and pleasant guy.

    I think he was introduced to the club by another engineer, Alan Cabrera.

    Ray Barbero

  4. Peter Bull January 31, 2023 at 6:06 am

    I worked for Kevin in Network Arrangements for quite a while in the Eighties. Kevin was a nice bloke. I liked him.

    Ron Beckett

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