With heavy hearts we announce that of our dearest Ab passed away peacefully while surrounded by loved ones at Hospice Renfrew on Monday evening, January 29th, 2018 at the age of 68 years. Dear son of Winnifred Reed of Arnprior and the late Walter Reed. Beloved husband, best friend and life partner for almost 44 years of Brenda (nee Grose). Proud and respected “Dad” of Clayton (Erin) of Renfrew; Jeff (Jacqueline) of Braeside and Kim Fraser (Jonny) of White Lake. Adored “Poppa” of Georgia, Gabriel, Abigail, Walter, Micaela and Mason. Dear brother of David (Debbie) of Arnprior. Special brother-in-law of Harold Grose (Wendy), Linda Novossiltzeff, Allen Grose (Donna), Wayne Grose (Sue) and Bruce Grose (Bonnie). Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and countless wonderful friends. Ab loved life and lived it to the fullest. He had an amazing sense of humour. He and Brenda believed in seizing moments and living in them. He worked and played hard. His love of his motorcycle was known to everyone. Ab looked for the good in people. He was always mindful of how other people felt. A rare gem gone far too soon. He will be missed. Friends were invited to join Ab’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday evening, February 2nd from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, February 3rd from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. A Tribute to Ab followed in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. In memory, please consider a donation to Hospice Renfrew or the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation.