REDEKOP, David Arnold
January 31, 1943 — March 27, 2017
On March 27, 2017, David Redekop passed away into the loving arms of Jesus at the age of 74 years. He will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years Marilyn (née Shier); children Colin and Jennifer Reis (David); grandchildren Dominic and Sarah; siblings Cathy Allison, Charlotte Holland (Jim), Marlene Wiens (Bob) and Edward (Marlies); step-siblings Betty Anne Reimer (Peter), Waldo Pauls (Pam), Sharon Channer and Bob Rempel, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law George and Anita Peters, and Bev Shier, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. David was predeceased by his parents David E. and Kay, his stepmother Anne Redekop, step-brother Gerry Channer and step-sister Bonnie Rempel. David was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 31, 1943. He attended high school at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, then went on to graduate from the University of Manitoba with an engineering degree in 1966. That year, he also married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn. He managed the family business, Redekop Electric, for many years, then worked for Palliser Furniture as their Property Manager. David and Marilyn retired to Kelowna in 2005 where they began a new life in the Okanagan. David lived a rich life and pursued diverse interests. He played team sports as a young man, was an active hunter and fisherman for many years, and loved to take long walks. He logged many miles in the air as a private pilot, flying his Cessna 180 airplane for both family and business trips. Even with his numerous volunteer commitments, he was a devoted family man who travelled regularly with his family and always had time for them. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2008. The family gratefully acknowledges the compassionate care of the staff of Cottonwoods Care Centre and Kelowna General Hospital 6West during these past months. A celebration of David’s life will be held at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road on Saturday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kelowna Gospel Mission. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”
Service: Saturday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
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