September 18, 1929 – November 24, 2008
After suffering a stroke in December 2006, Dad’s health slowly deteriorated and he passed away peacefully at Glacier View Lodge on Monday, November 24, 2008.
Dad was born in Rangoon, Burma and attended private schools in Scotland at Cambusdoon and Glenalmond. He then went on to Trinity College and was awarded an honors degree, BA in jurisprudence in 1950 and a MA in 1954. During dad’s school years, he excelled at both academics and athletics, earning captain of the first XV at rugby, captain of the gymnasium, athletics and school (head boy) in his final year at Glenalmond and individual awards for French, divinity, gymnastics and earned a sergeant in the Junior Training Corps.
Dad played rugby on the provincial team for British Columbia after traveling to Canada in 1955, served a brief time in the Canadian Army before articling in Victoria and opening his first law practice in Ontario in January, 1956. He eventually moved the family to the Island before settling in Courtenay in 1965. He had a very busy law practice in Courtenay and Campbell River for many years. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his intellect, quick wit and story telling, often entertaining at many social gathering places throughout the Comox Valley. Dad enjoyed working with his horses at his Anderton Road farm for many years, involved in breeding and racing horses in the US. Dad also spent much of his time reading books and even tried his hand at writing books and short stories.
Dad was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion at both branches in Comox and Courtenay.
Dad was predeceased by his parents Henry Sr. and Helen and brother B. Reddin. He is survived by his children Cindy Lange (Kim) and John L. Reddin (Coree) of Courtenay, Harry B. Reddin of Parksville, Helen Mariotto (Mark) of Kelowna, Harry R. Reddin (Wanda) of Nova Scotia and Thomas Buchan of New Zealand. Grandchildren Dustin Lange (Crystal), Darcy Lange (Allison), Christopher and Cody Reddin, Sarah and Anna Mariotto and Carson Reddin. Great-grandchildren Katie and Gracie Lange.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Konway, the 2nd and 3rd floor staff at St. Joseph’s General Hospital and the unbelievably patient and professional staff at Glacier View Lodge for their great care during dad’s last days with us.
At dad’s request there will not be a formal funeral service. A small celebration of Henry McIntyre Reddin’s life will be held on November 28th at 3:30 pm. All who knew Dad are welcome to attend and may share fond memories @ 3731 Ibbotson Road, Courtenay.