September 12, 1928 – Montreal, QC
April 22, 2014 – Calgary, AB
John Redmond, husband, father, family man, carpenter, outdoorsman, friend to many, amateur historian and philosopher, fervent Irishman and francophone at-heart passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the age of 85 years.
He had more than a half-century love affair with his wife Margaret Treacy whom he met in Montreal in 1958. Beyond his love for Margaret was a strong commitment and generous dedication to his entire family. His toolbox or kindness were never far when someone needed help. Eileen, his beloved sister and favourite aunt to all, will proudly carry-on the Redmond name.
John’s spirit lives on through his two daughters Linda and Treacy (Josée); his sons John (Lori) and Brian (Nathalie); his grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, Tim, Chloé and Sébastien; and the many nieces, nephews, and other relatives that he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his parents James and Ellen (McGuirk) Redmond from Ireland; his brother James (Patricia); and his sister Dorothy (James Dempsey).
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to The Bethany Care Foundation, 1001 – 17 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2E5, where John spent the later years of his life in the loving care of his extended Bethany family.
In living memory of John Redmond, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences