Ms Carolyn Reid

Cremation Service: Mon 2nd Aug 2021

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Following a courageous fight with a turn of ill health, Carolyn Reid, aged 59, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends on 15th July 2021. Cherished daughter of June and the late Malcolm Reid, much loved Auntie to the three children of her late brother Mike, and adored niece. Carolyn's warmth and light was appreciated by many beyond the family as a loving friend, esteemed colleague and valued member of the local community. The family would like to thank everyone who has reached out during this trying period, it is very much a comfort to know how many people have an appreciation of Carolyn's strength.

Cremation Service

Location

Mortonhall Crematorium Main Chapel
30B Howdenhall Road
Edinburgh
EH16 6TX

Date & Time

2:00pm Mon 2nd Aug 2021

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Muchele wrote

14th Aug 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Carolyn passing. Carolyn was always very warm and welcoming, kind and caring and delightful company. The world will be an emptier, sadder place without her. Sincerest sympathy to Carolyn's family and many friends. Maureen, Michele, Veronica and Carole

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Catherine wrote

9th Aug 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Carolyns passing. Carolyn was a work colleague and she made me feel so welcome when I joined the company. I have such happy memories of our lunchtime walks. Thoughts are with you all.

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liz wrote

2nd Aug 2021

So sorry to hear the news ,condolences to all the family at this very sad time Liz

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Sanjeev wrote

2nd Aug 2021

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Carolyn, she will surely be missed and a truly wonderful person! RIP. My sincere condolences to the family!

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June wrote

2nd Aug 2021

Goodbye old friend , sweet dreams xx

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James wrote

2nd Aug 2021

I have known Carolyn for over 40 years. She first arrived on the scene fresh from college in the mid 70’s at Hall Advertising in what we might now call our Mad Men years. And for most of the time since then we worked together – Saatchi, Northern Corporate Communications, Dundas & Wilson and JH & Co. She often told me that there was a book in all this stuff….. I think we always worked best together, and I count myself lucky to have had such a loyal right hand business advisor and trusted friend. Her great efficiency and organisational skills soon became known in the Harbison home where school assignments and dissertations became her forte before Eleanor realised we had the perfect wedding planner for Lucy, Alice & Edward. Carolyn and I continued working until very recently and so it was a great shock to us all to hear of her passing. We will cherish all these times with great fondness and the important part she played in my business and family life.

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Dawn wrote

2nd Aug 2021

Happy memories of our Napier day, rest in peace beautiful Carolyn, til we meet again x

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Lauren wrote

2nd Aug 2021

I was a colleague of Carolyn's and thought so much of her - she was extremely capable, dedicated, intelligent and wise. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and a lovely person. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

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Christine wrote

2nd Aug 2021

Carolyn was an amazing friend for over 30 years, kind, thoughtful, caring, gifted . We really enjoyed our many catch ups & weekends away & were always there for each other. I will miss her so much but she will always be in my heart , an extra special lady , one of a kind . Thinking of you all today xxx

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Sarah wrote

2nd Aug 2021

On behalf of the Health and Safety Executive, I would like to express our sincere condolences to Carolyn's family. Carolyn was such a valued member of the health and safety community of Scotland and beyond. She will be sorely missed by many people and the many groups she worked with.

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Sarah wrote

2nd Aug 2021

I only knew Carolyn through SGUK, but she was such a lovely warm and friendly person who I know will be missed by many. My thoughts go out to all her family and friends for this fantastic lady. Love Sarah Kenny (CIP and BHSEA) xxx

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Norman wrote

2nd Aug 2021

I was devastated when I heard of Carolyn's passing, she was one of the nicest people I have ever met. I will personally miss her as a person, a professional and one of the most efficient colleagues ever. In the 4 or 5 years we worked together with Safety Groups UK, she never uttered an angry word no matter how much pressure was put on her and her work was always of an extremely high standard, and I know that all of my colleagues within the safety group community feel the same. She will be sadly missed, but always remembered for the wonderful person she was. No words can effectively express how all of my colleagues feel about this tragic loss of life. May she rest in peace. Norman Stevenson, Chairman Safety Groups UK

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John wrote

30th Jul 2021

Very sad to hear the news of the passing of Carolyn. She was a very warm, friendly and lovely lady . A great personality who was embarking on a OU BA in Arts & Humanities when we last spoke in early 2018. My deepest condolences to all family and friends at this sad time, she will be greatly missed and is in my thoughts and prayers.

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George wrote

30th Jul 2021

Dear Carolyn’s family, friends and close colleagues, I was very saddened to hear about Carolyn whom I met through my involvement with Safety Groups UK (SGUK). Carolyn and I had worked quite closely together over a couple of years - mainly via email etc - on elements of the SGUK website. She made the tasks we took on both pleasurable and effective, in many cases guiding the way forward. Carolyn was a lovely person and one who will be missed and very fondly remembered. Kind regards George ----------- George Allcock Chair - Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association

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Mike wrote

30th Jul 2021

So sad to hear the shock news that Carolyn had passed away so suddenly. Having worked with her in the past whilst Treasurer of SGUK before I retired in 2019 I can honestly say that she was a lovely person to work with. Carolyn was very efficient and helped the smooth running of the organisation during the time I and my wife Cathy (also on the MC) knew her. She was a very private person and we knew nothing of her home or other activities in life. We are sure she will be missed by many. Apologies that we are unable to attend the funeral as we live in Stockport . We are regular donors to Cancer Research as it is such a good cause. Our sincere condolences to her family

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Phill wrote

30th Jul 2021

I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing away of your dear daughter Carolyn. She was a lovely lady, always willing to help and assist. A great colleague and I will greatly miss her support. Carolyn had a wonderful disposition and a great sense of humour which was ever present whenever we spoke either on the telephone or at meetings . Carolyn was a professional in all her work at the Safety Groups and was much appreciated for all that she achieved . My deepest sympathy to you, her family and many friends. Phill Jones South and West Wales Safety Group

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Lesley wrote

29th Jul 2021

I was so very sad to hear that Carolyn had passed away. She was such a beautiful soul and always smiling. I first met Carolyn through my friend Elaine McColl and I enjoyed lots of laughs with her at Elaine’s legendary birthday lunches over the years. I was so glad when I heard that Carolyn was joining Elaine, Colette, Michele, Lauren and I on a trip to New York for Elaine’s 40th. Carolyn will be missed by so many people. Lots of love to all her family and friends from Lesley x

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Bob wrote

29th Jul 2021

Zoe, Sean and Sam have said it all for all of us. Carolyn , a Solid Gold, no fake, A colleague for help and support and to give a quite word of wisdom . We will miss you Carolyn. Your good hand on LOcHER lives on to support young learners. Thank you.

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Claire wrote

29th Jul 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about Carolyn. She was a lovely lady who was always helpful when I dealt with her. Thinking of you all x

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Zoe wrote

28th Jul 2021

A one of a kind Auntie - talented, selfless, incredibly patient, and loving. The list could go on, but it would not do your unique vibrance justice. We love you so much - Zoe, Sean, and Sam.

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Colette wrote

28th Jul 2021

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of lovely Carolyn, and I am sending her family and all her many other friends my deepest sympathy. Carolyn has been a true and loyal friend to me for many years and I will miss her smile, her laugh, and all the fun times we have had together. We have enjoyed many happy holidays and nights out, and I just cannot believe she has gone. Carolyn, love you lots, and you will be so missed by us all. RIP xxx

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Holly wrote

27th Jul 2021

Dear June, So sorry to hear about the passing of lovely Carolyn. Sending all my love and best wishes to you during this unimaginable time. Holly Moore

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Elaine wrote

21st Jul 2021

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Carolyn. I have been honoured to consider her my friend of many years and am so sad to hear of her passing. She was always such a loving, kind and caring person who always saw the positive in things. The world is a sadder place and she will be missed greatly. RIP love you lots xx

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