Kirsteen Reeve

Obituary of Kirsteen Elizabeth Reeve

Kirsteen Elizabeth Reeve, age 87, died peacefully in her Silver Spring, MD home Tuesday, January 29, 2019 following a courageous struggle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, David, son David Angus (Catherine Huntress-Reeve), daughter Jacqueline (Warren Barnes), and three granddaughters (whom she lovingly called her precious treasures) Alex, Sammie, and Abby. Kirsteen is also survived by her sisters, Ishbel Cazalet, Patricia Ives, and Helen Cazalet, all of whom currently reside in England, and by her niece and nephew Caroline Greene and Max Reeve, and their families. Kirsteen was born in what was then Southern Rhodesia to Jessie Wyper and Roger Hamilton Cazalet. She moved to England with her mother and younger sister shortly before World War II broke out. They eventually settled in Bognor Regis, Sussex. Kirsteen was awarded her degree in nursing from the world-renowned St Bartholomew Hospital in London. She continued graduate studies at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where she met her future husband. Kirsteen and David were married in England, later relocating to Canada with their children. While raising her family in Canada, Kirsteen wrote a weekly newspaper column, lectured for the Red Cross, and was active in the schools and her church. The family moved to Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1971, where Kirsteen lived for 40 years. Her numerous activities included volunteering for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She was also a member of the Board of the Community Youth Worker program, and the Board of Mariners Inn, Detroit. Kirsteen was a member of The Bloomfield Hills Village Club, and The Village Woman's Club Foundation (a philanthropic organization) where she served on multiple committees and was President from 1996-1998. Kirsteen was dedicated to St. James Episcopal Church in Birmingham for many years. She was a member and past President of the St. Anne's Guild, and led the Birmingham Town Hall celebrity lecture series. She was a member of the vestry, holding positions of Jr. Warden and Sr. Warden, and she was active for five years on the Executive Committee. Kirsteen left an inspiring legacy in all her endeavors. In 2011 she and David moved to Silver Spring, Maryland to be closer to family. Kirsteen was a beloved, gracious lady whose kindness, charm and warmth always made a lasting impression. She will be sorely missed by her family, her extended family of friends and all who knew her. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 21 2:00 pm at All Saints Church, 3 Chevy Chase Cir., Chevy Chase, MD 20815. For details please visit Kirsteen will be inurned at St. James Church, Birmingham MI, where a memorial service is planned for early summer. We invite all who wish to offer condolences, share special stories, or find out details regarding services in her memory to please visit In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully suggests a donation to the American Cancer Society or the American Red Cross.
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