October 1, 2021
An update from Reid’s
As many of you know, our funeral home was extensively damaged by a fire on September 23. That was a difficult and challenging day but we want you to know we are carrying on and continuing to serve and we have some news to share.
To begin, however, we must first pause to say thank-you! We have been overwhelmed with your calls, notes and posts. The caring of our friends and neighbours and the support of the town and businesses who have been helping us get back on our feet, have made this a much easier journey. We are grateful beyond words and we’ll never forget your kindness.
As you might imagine, since last Thursday we have been kept busy serving families already in our care and making arrangements to ensure that we are able to continue doing so. We are pleased today to announce that, working with the Town of Hampton, we have been able to secure the use of the Lighthouse River Centre as a temporary home for Reid’s.
Over the next few days we will be working through the process of setting up office and visitation space at the River Centre and we will let you know as soon as all is ready.
In the meantime, should you need us, please don’t hesitate to call. We have other short-term arrangements in place and will see that your needs are met. You may continue to reach us at 506-832-5541.
With plans in place for the immediate future we can now turn our attention to the longer term and, while we are still in the midst of sorting through the many details, we are happy to be able to assure the community that Hampton will have a new funeral home. We will rebuild, and we will do our best to keep you up to date as our plans move forward.
Finally, we have to thank our staff who have stepped up, in so many ways, to care for you and to lighten the load on us. We have a wonderful team without whom this past week would have been simply too much.
Dyson & Melissa Regular
A Special Thank-You
On behalf of everyone at Reid’s we want to thank and recognize the Hampton Fire-Rescue, Peninsula Volunteer Fire Department, Long Reach Fire Department and Nauwigewauk Fire Department for so quickly responding to the fire call in the early hours of September 23. Your prompt and effective action to contain the fire at our business was remarkable. The commitment, training and character of those involved was obvious in their courageous response to our situation. The four crews worked seamlessly together with professionalism, and consideration and courtesy to us.
A heartfelt thank you for your dedication, and the time and effort you so selflessly give so often, to meet the needs of our community. You are heroes in our lives.
September 23 2021
Funeral Home Damaged By Fire
In the early hours of Thursday, September 23, Reid’s Funeral Home on Main Street in Hampton was extensively damaged in a structure fire.
While the full extent of the damage has not yet been determined, we want to assure our community that there was no harm to anyone resting at the funeral home and urns stored on the premises awaiting burial were rescued. No one resides in the building.
In addition, for those who have services preplanned with Reid’s, your plans are stored electronically and they are safe.
We have been in touch with families currently being served by the funeral home and assured them that we will complete their services. Our team is already at work making certain their needs are met.
We also want you to know that should you require our services in the coming days, we will be here to assist you. As many of you know we also operate funeral homes in two nearby communities and arrangements will be made to appropriately accommodate the needs of Hampton area families. Further details will be made available as soon the situation allows. You may continue to reach us at 506-832-5541.
While it is too soon to say exactly what our next steps will be, we will do our best to keep you informed as the situation evolves. We thank you for your concern and patience as we work through this.
We would like to conclude by thanking the Hampton Fire Department and those from other local communities for their quick and professional response early this morning.
Dyson & Melissa Regular
on behalf of the Reid's team.