Our Mom, Lorraine Redding (Tough) who was in her 92nd year, passed away peacefully the evening of February 24, 2016 at Silver Kettle Village, Grand Forks, B.C.
She was born in Kirkfield, Ont. on February 22, 1924 and later moved west with her family to settle on a farm near Drumheller, Alberta. Mom went on to attend the Holy Cross Hospital School of Nursing in Calgary, where she trained to become an RN. She worked as a surgery nurse until being offered a position at the Grand Forks Hospital in 1947. It was here that she met and fell in love with our Dad, Clare Redding. They married in 1949. After a short time in the Central Interior, they settled in Trail, B.C. to raise their two children.
In their retirement, they returned to Grand Forks and enjoyed many years of golfing, lawn bowling, motor homing, and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Their greatest joy was wintering with their many friends in the Palm Spring area.
Mom was predeceased by Dad in the summer of 2010. She is survived by her sister, Melva (Ross) Pennoyer of Calgary, and their family. She will be sorely missed by her son Gordon (Marci) Redding and their children, Allison (Darcy) and Marlese (Wes) and her daughter Diane (Timm) Williams and their children, Chase and Kayla.
Mom would always make us smile when she sat on the floor playing with her great grandchildren, Ava, Sophia, Devin and Juniper.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Auxiliary to the Boundary Hospital, Box 1074, Grand Forks, B.C., V0H 1H2. Mom was a member of and volunteered with the Hospital Auxiliary for many years.
At her request, we will have a Celebration of Life for Mom’s friends and relatives at the Omega Restaurant, Grand Forks, B.C. on April 16, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.