Service of Remembrance
Obituary of Ralston Redden
Age 90, of Halifax, passed away peacefully at the Halifax Infirmary QEII. Born in Windsor Forks, he was a son of the late Frederick and Margaret (Benedict) Redden.
He served in the RCN from 1949-1976, sailing on many different ships and retiring as Chief Petty Officer 1st Class. After his service, he worked for the Department of Supply and Services, retiring in 1991 having logged more than 40 years service to his Queen. He was known to his peers in the RCN as the dungaree chief for his dedication to the work ethic learned in his youthful days in the lumber woods. He had a lifelong love of the outdoors, spending time at his camps and telling stories. He is survived by his sons, Michael (Beth); Tim (Connie); Jeff (Janet); daughter, Vicki (Steven); grandchildren, Scott (Melissa), Mark (Amanda), Leslie (Matt), Alex, Shine, Brandon, Cassie (Cristian), Carmen (Spencer), Cedric and honorary grandchildren Kara and Alex M.; great grandchildren, Rosie, Harper and honorary great granddaughter, Sadie; sister-in-law, Elva. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth (Lidgate); infant son, Frederick; he was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was predeceased by sisters, Rosalind, Jean, Stella, Anna, Anita and Doris; brothers, Gerald, Aubrey and Ellis.
Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. 149 Herring Cove Rd. where visitation will be held Tuesday June 19 from 7-9 p.m. Service of Remembrance will be held Wednesday June 20 at 1 p.m. in Emmanuel Anglican Church 322 Herring Cove Rd. followed by a reception in the church hall. Interment to take place at the Windsor Forks Community Cemetery on Thursday June 21 at 11 a.m. Donations in memory can be made to the Salvation Army or by giving spare change to a street person in need.
The family wishes to thank Kristine and the nurses on 7.1 for their wonderful care of Dad, and Al and Darlene for the tasty meals.
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