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REDDING, (nee O’Neill) Mary Patricia (Pat)

November 5, 1933 — March 26, 2013


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 newphews.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. Interment will take place at a later date in Trail, BC with her loving husband Fred, and daughter Lea who have been waiting to walk with her through heavens gates. 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. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:30 am

St. Pius X Catholic Church

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The service for REDDING, (nee O’Neill) Mary Patricia (Pat) is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:30 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Pius X Catholic Church

1077 Fuller Ave. Kelowna, BC


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  • Cheryl & Dan Perrett says:

    Our sympathy to Lisa & family. Mrs Redding will always be remembered for her laughter & kindness (especially to a bunch of noisy teenagers). She kept a lovely home, which I remember many happy visits with my friend Lea. So sorry to hear of your loss. Love always, Cheryl, Dan & family xo

  • Jack, Elaine and Jeanie says:

    Rest in Peace Pat.
    In life we loved you dearly,
    In death we do the same.

  • Kerry (Haitse) Ayres says:

    It been 30+ years since I last saw my aunt Dee dee and I have never met my cousins yet my heart goes out to you, to my mom and my aunts/uncle for your loss. She is likely painting landscapes unimaginable to us and with those waiting for her there.

  • Francie & Family says:

    Dee Dee/Aunt Pat,
    May the road rise up to meet you
    May the wind be always at your back
    May the rain fall soft upon your fields
    And the sun shine warm upon your face
    Until we meet again

  • Lynn Gilbert says:

    Dee Dee/Aunt Pat,
    May the road rise up to meet you
    May the wind be always at your back
    May the rain fall soft upon your fields
    And the sun shine warm upon your face
    Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand
    Love Francie & Family

  • Tammy says:

    I had the opportunity to meet Pat while I worked at DLJ many years ago. What a lovely kind lady.

  • Mary Lou Proulx says:

    My heart goes out to you Lisa, it has been so many years ago, that I last saw your mom,but how I remember it was like yesterday, You were so little, and such a beautiful girl dressed to the nines ( with the lovely outfits) your mom made with her loving hands and warm heart. Marie and I brought Lea, out to”Birch Grove” and we went to the pond ice skating, and had a bon-fire afterwards with our friends. The tell tale sign of the soot was hiding under her bangs. Both you and Lisa were her pride and joy, and how proud she was of both of you. Your mom will always be Dee Dee.. Rest in peace aunt Dee Dee, you are in God’s loving arms now,as you are watching down on Lisa, & all your grand children. “May the sun always shine on your face, and the wind on your back, as you walk threw God’s Garden. She will always be remembered, and never forgotten. I see so much of my own mom, in your mom Lisa, there is no mistake they are sisters. They are beautiful.

    Mary Lou

  • Lisa says:

    Here is one of the many paintings that my mom did while at DLJ… She loved her art classes!

  • Lorelei Weisbeck says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I have been a cook at DLJ for 7 years now and Pat has always been my little sweetheart. I will miss my morning hello and often pinch on my bum from this wonderful sweet lady. I was always so happy when I was going to receive my lobsters (number depending on if I was good that day) 🙂 I just want you to know that Pat was so loved by so many people. I will miss her forever and treasure the wonderful painting I have of hers. Rest in peace Pat, I love you.

  • Lisa Borsato says:

    We will be having a graveside service at Mountain View Cemetary in Rossland on Sunday, May 5th at 1:00 PM.. We will be burying her with my sister Lea and my dad..

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