Redmond, Richard Whitney

May 6, 1932 ~ October 14, 2023

REDMOND, Richard Whitney – Age 91 of Oil Springs, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Shirley Redmond for 27 years. Loving father of Richard William Redmond (2021), Denise Margaret Redmond-Bonner (Paul), Jeff (Shannon) Russell, Dan (Annette) Russell, Jim (Shelley) Russell and Paul Russell (2000). Cherished grandfather of Christine (Dave) Park, Jamie (Kevin) Patterson, Danielle (Ryan) Minzen and Tony (Mackenzie) Russell and 8 great grandchildren. Rick will be missed by his large family in Nova Scotia and his fur babies Blackie and Goldie. Rick came to Ontario when he was 15 years old, he worked at Local 663 Sarnia for over 60 years. Rick cherished his family. He loved music and could play everything from piano, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and step dance. He had a library full of song lyrics in his memory until the end. He had a passion for gardening and any ship that sailed. Rick loved to travel and meet people and he leaves behind many good lifelong friends.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8pm.

Funeral Service
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 11:00am from the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Parkinson’s Canada or The Lung Association


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  1. Denise … may goodness reign over you & Paul and your family in the days ahead…as you learn to live without Dad in your lives. I sure enjoyed meeting him at the shop. What a charming man he was. Xx Mabel

  2. Shirley & Family..
    So sorry…
    Doug & I r so thankful for time spent with U&Rick.
    Great Guy! So fun!
    Betty & Doug

  3. Dear Shirley and family. So sad to hear of Rick’s passing. We will remember Rick as a great neighbour and friend. Deepest sympathies to you.
    Don & Penny

  4. Shirley and family. So sad to hear of Rick’s passing. He was a person that loved music so much and could still dance up a storm and we always enjoyed watching you and Rick glide effortlessly across the dance floor enjoying each other. Rick enjoyed telling stories and we enjoyed hearing them. From the 1st time that we met at the Brigden fair jam a few years ago, Rick treated us like we were long time friends and I’ve always admired him for that. We have shared the same table at the Thedford jams with you and Rick and friends many times and loved every minute of it. Rick was a very lucky man to have you in his life Shirley. He was a good man and we will never forget his gentle nature.

  5. Denise and Paul, words can not convey my condolences at this sad time of the loss of your Dad. Keeping you in my prayers and thoughts.

  6. So Sorry to hear of Ricks passing he loved music and people i know he’s upstairs in a big jam right now and getting ready to do a little step dance and that’s how i’ll always remember him RIP

  7. Our deepest Sympathy to you Shirley and families, What a great guy Rick was. WE have had so much fun, laughs and enjoyable times together. Music was everything , and we are all gonna miss him so.. Shirley ,please know, you have a great circle ofpeople who are here for you. Such great memories that can never be taken.. stay strong and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. HUgs Mary Ann and John. Bless you all

  8. Our deepest sympathy Shirley and family in the loss of a wonderful person, Rick. We have so many memories , music, jamming , stepping and laughing at his many stories. HE will be deeply missed by all.

  9. Dear Shirley and family,

    So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Sending sincere condolences to you and your family.
    I have such fond memories of Rick from playing with grandpa at my wedding, Rick getting up and stepdancing at Grandpa’s funeral ( it was so perfect) and all of the many fiddle contests where we enjoyed his zeal and many musical talents. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    Kolby Pugh
    Gerald Bailey’s granddaughter

  10. We are so sorry fir your loss! He will be missed. I always enjoyed his talents at our Boomers group!

  11. Shirley & family, so sorry to hear this. A good friend for many years. My thoughts & prayers are with the family at this sad time.
    Margo Graham

  12. Shirley so sorry to hear about Rick. Sending our condolences to you and your family. Cherish your many memories and I am sure there are many.
    Laurence and Lois Wakefield

  13. We are sorry to hear of your Rick Sr’s passing. As you know I spent many hours at your house on Kathleen Avenue for many years. I loved your family and they were always so kind to me. Sending our love and hugs to all of you. Remember all the fun times!

  14. So sorry for your loss Shirley and family. Rick will be missed by all. Sending Love. May GOD bless and strength you at this time.

  15. We have lost a great longtime friend and will miss all the good times we had with you at music Jamborees travelling together in our campers and playing cards may you rest in peace Al & Dianne Storey

  16. Shirley & Family
    I was saddened to of Ricks passing. Such a sweet and caring Man. He will always hold a special spot in our hearts. Sending Sincere Condolences to you All.

  17. My deepest sympathies Denise in the loss of your dad. Sending you our love and Keeping you and your family in our prayers. Ginette & Lyle


  19. My sincere condolences to Shirley, Denise/Paul, & family. Rick was an amazing man. A true friend to many. I expect he’s up there jamming with the best of them. Rick will be missed more than words can say. Sending love and prayers to you all.

  20. Shirley and Family
    Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of Rick . Hold your memories close.
    Shelley&Jim Kelly-neighbour’s

  21. Sending hugs to Shirley & Families, he will be missed. He left quite a legacy, and lived a life of love and laughter. Cherish those precious memories. ❤️

  22. Shirley and family, so sorry to hear of Ricks passing. Of course we knew he wasn’t well but came as a surprise. We enjoyed our times together. Bill and him will be fiddling away in heaven. Prayers for all.
    Gord and Barb.

  23. Shirley, sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. He’ll definitely be missed in music circles which is how we got to meet you two (through Alexanders). I’m sure he’ll be entertaining folks in heaven!