REDMAN, Bernard “Jerome”
REDMAN, Bernard “Jerome”
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our amazing Father, Grampa, and Great-Grampa on September 27, 2021, at the age of 83.
Dad will be lovingly remembered by his children Robin (Brian) Bellis, Wendy (Dave) Coombs, and Jerry (Karen) Redman; grandchildren Cory (Laura), Kyle (Sarah), Rachel (Bronson), Lanny (Breann); great-grandchildren Emma, Brooke, Finnley, Liam, Leon, Maci, and Miles; adored sisters Patty, Lynette, and Mickey (bestest brother-in-law Tom); and his long time, loving companion Bobby Beagle. We would like to thank our mother, Marion, and our poppa, John Angle, for their friendship to our father over the years. Dad was predeceased by his beautiful daughter-in-law Laureen “Lovey” Redman in 2018.
Born in Brandon Manitoba and raised in Alberta, Dad truly found home when he moved his family to Kelowna, BC in 1967. Okanagan life with sun, water, boats, food and wine was everything our dad loved. He was a member of the Kelowna Yacht Club for over 40 years. Ever since he was a young man, classic cars have always been his passion, and many hot rods have graced his garage.
Jerome started his career as a travelling salesman for Wire Rope Industries. He was an active member of the Associated Canadian Travellers, where he made many lifelong friends. Later, he opened his own business in the mining supply industry and continued to run his business, until this past summer, with the support of Davey Kenny who has been his go-to guy for the past 40 years.
If you ever met Jerome, chances are you would not forget him. Charming, witty, with a wicked sense of humour, his sparkling blue eyes were full of fun. He was able to deliver a joke like a pro. Dad connected strongly with people of all ages and was a great conversationalist. Our dad was generous and kind. His family brought him much happiness, we were his heart.
Dad has left a huge hole, and when the tears dry, we will be left with so many things to laugh about. He will be forever missed.
A special thank-you to the staff at Kelowna General Hospital who over the years have provided our father with the most compassionate, professional care.
A Celebration of Life will be held when the world is a safer place.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dad’s favorite charity: KGH Foundation, specifically the Cardiac Care Unit.
Drive on Dad, we love you!
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