Thomas Reddon

Obituary of Thomas Raymond Reddon

November 28, 1955 - Walkerton, ON

April 24, 2020 - Fredericton, NB

 

Thomas Reddon was the beloved husband of Charlotte (Blakney) Reddon, father to Ashleigh (Jeff Johnson) and Alex (Martika) Reddon and foster son Jason Wilcox. He was the proud Papa to three well loved grandchildren – Carter and Logan Johnson and baby Eloise Reddon.

 

Tom is survived by his mother Mary (Anstett) Reddon and sisters Jane Hendry (Duncan) , Deb Reddon (Gary), Mary Ellen Reddon and older brother Bill (Lynn) Reddon along with his sister and brother in-laws Heather (Dale) Keith,  Alan (Corey ) Blakney and Bill (Debbie) Blakney, and many special aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Tom was predeceased by his father Roy Raymond Reddon, (1994) and Charlotte’s parents – Randolph (Randy) Blakney (1981) and Eleanor (Geldart) Blakney in 1998.

 

Tom loved his family beyond measure. He enjoyed spending time with Carter and Logan down by the river and loved his snuggle time with Baby Eloise. He never tired of wheel barrel rides, skipping stones, Sunday family dinners, lawn races and fires at his prized ‘new’ boathouse. 

 

Tom’s other loves were running with Ashleigh and his buddies from the Capital City Roadrunners, biking, and kayaking. Tom and Alex enjoyed a regular Tuesday movie date, particularly when a new Marvel movie was released. Tom also loved live music- he was a front row fixture at community music events and a supporter of the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. He had an organized archived music collection that might rival the CBC.

 

Tom was a man of quiet confidence. Friends were drawn to his easy natured personality. He mastered the skill of being a good listener and was a kind, thoughtful friend.

 

At the time of his death, Tom was employed as a consultant with Accreon, on contract with the Department of Health. Warm thanks are extended to his work team.

 

Together almost 40 years, we enjoyed a life of great adventures both travelling and at home. A favourite memory will be our sunset kayaks, with our celebratory cheer of “Life is good!” before we paddled home. In our house, the music always played, and we were never too busy for a dance in the kitchen. “Once there was a tune in my heart; then I met you, and for the first time, I heard the words.” was penned on our wedding vow cards, we never forgot that.

 

Our family extends thanks to the bystanders who stepped up to help, the first responders and the DECH hospital staff. Donations in celebration of Tom’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke fund or the charity of your choice.

 

Arrangements for a celebration of life will be made when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com

 

I will love you Tom, forever and always. Charlotte

 A Runner’s Prayer

Run by my side,
live in my heartbeat,
give strength to my steps.
As the cold surrounds,
as the wind pushes me,
I know you surround me.
As the sun warms me,
as the rain cleanses me,
I know you are touching me,
challenging me, loving me
So I give you this run.

Thank you for matching my stride.
Amen

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