Mary Patricia (Pat) Redding (nee O’Neill)

Mary Patricia (Pat) Redding (nee O'Neill)

Born in Glace Bay, NS on November 5, 1933, the third eldest of 12 children passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on March 26, 2013.

Predeceased by her husband Fred, daughter Lea Cotterell, her parents, Veronica and Leo, brothers Tommy and Billy and sisters Mella and Jean.

She is survived by her daughter Lisa (Mario) Borsato, grandchildren Matthew, Michael, Brandon and Brittney Grutzmacher, Jared and Timberlee Borsato all of Trail, BC, Eric (Angela) Cotterell of Vancouver, brother Joey O’Neill, sisters Elaine (Jack) MacDonald, Francie Gilbert all of Glace Bay, Mildred (John) Haitse of Killarney, ON and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pat joined the RCAF in 1952, met and married Fred Redding in 1954 at which time they were transferred to #(1) Fighter Wing, Marville, France. After several transfers with the RCAF, they retired to Williams Lake, BC where she worked for the Department of Indian Affairs. In 1978 she suffered a stroke and eventually came to David Lloyd Jones Home in Kelowna, BC in 1997 to be near daughter Lea. Pat was an active resident of DL-J Home where she participated in crafts, Bingo and bus outings. A highlight of her times at DL-J was in 2008 when she travelled to NS to visit her family and have a feed of lobster! She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada, served on the Executive in Cold Lake, AB and Williams Lake, BC. The family wishes to thank the staff of DL-J for their loving care through the years and especially during the last days of Pat’s life.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1077 Fuller Ave., Kelowna, BC on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:30 am with Father De la Cruz as celebrant.

She and her daughter Lea Marie Cotterell will be interred at Mountain View Cemetery, Rossland on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., with Father Jim McHugh as Celebrant. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to David Lloyd Jones Nursing Home, 934 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6P8 would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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