Reid, Jack

Jack Reid was born in Toronto, and joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943. Working as a depth charge operator on the HMCS Longueil, Mr. Reid participated in numerous convoys of military and supply ships making the treacherous journey across the north Atlantic. After the end of the war (and one last convoys across the Atlantic), Mr. Reid returned home and became a police officer in Toronto. Mr. Reid is active in the Toronto Military Police Veterans Association, and has served as its president. He was interviewed by Jeffrey Radford-Grant at Crestwood in the spring of 2012 and again by Michael Krupski in 2013.  In 2017, after one of his many Sunnybrook volunteer mornings, Jack visited us again, when Julian Silver, Steven Ren and Alex Wang took the lead in interviewing him.