Redmond (Patterson), Ethel “Marie” – Age 79 of Musquodoboit Harbour and formerly of Head of Jeddore. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marie in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour, on April 24, 2019. Marie was born in Upper Stewiacke, a daughter of the late Winifred and Erma (McMillan) Patterson.
She was predeceased by her husband, James Douglas Redmond, to whom she was married for 57 years; sister-in-law, Ruth Hicks; brothers-in-law, Donald Redmond, David Redmond, Gordon Redmond. She is survived by her children and their partners, Janet (Bobby Baker), Linda (Eddy St. George), and Steven (Annie Martin); grandchildren, Crystal, Jody, Danielle, and James; great-grandchildren, Meghan, Nikki, Gregory, and Justin; brothers, Truman (Jenny), Douglas, Cyrus (Maria Lorena); sister, Lilah (Danny); sisters-in-law, Catherine (Robert Ruggles), Susan; brother-in-law, Terrance Hicks; nieces and nephews.
Marie was a deeply spiritual person throughout her life and enjoyed participating in church activities, including singing in the church choir as a girl, teaching Sunday school and participating in the UCW. Growing up on a farm, Marie developed a true love of animals, especially horses, which she passed on to each of her children. She demonstrated her love of animals throughout her life with her many pets, as well as those of her family members, which she cared for at her “Paws and Pamper Inn” when their owners were away. Marie was an avid gardener and had a magic touch with plants that encouraged them to grow and thrive, whether indoors or outside. Like her father, Marie was musically talented playing multiple instruments, including piano, guitar, and harmonica. Marie’s artistic talent extended to drawing/painting, embroidery, and writing poetry. She had avid interests in politics and the British royal family.
Marie worked at Stanfield’s in Truro, where she met Doug Redmond. After they were married, she moved to Middle Musquodoboit and later to Head of Jeddore, making a wonderful home for her family as a stay-at-home mother for over 30 years. Marie’s apple pies were well-known in the community and attracted many visitors on Saturday mornings (baking day), when they knew they could get a slice of pie and a cup of tea. Once her children were grown, she went to work baiting trawl for local fishermen in the late 80s and early 90s. She loved working with the folks at Bakers Fisheries in East Jeddore.
However, time with her family remained the most important part of her life, and she continued to share her love – along with her love of animals, music, art, and good home baking – with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren throughout their lives. She will be deeply missed.
A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Tennesen and all nursing and medical staff of Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care, and to Dr. Najaf Nadeem and staff of the Cardiology TAVI Clinic, QEII Health Sciences Centre.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. in Hillside Cemetery, Middle Musquodoboit, with Rev. Joan Griffin officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre, 12390 Hwy. 224, Middle Musquodoboit. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.