David Reddekop passed away October 22, 2007 at Tabor Home, Abbotsford, B.C. in his 87th year. He was born November 1, 1919 at Hague, Saskatchewan and was the fifth of 13 children (5 brothers: Jacob, Archie, William, Benjamin, Abraham; 5 sisters: Justina, Helen, Mary, Annie, Agnes and 2 brothers who died as infants) all born at home to Jacob & Justina Reddekopp (Fehr).
On August 16, 1942, David married Agnes Schellenberg. After moving to Oliver in 1947, they raised two sons and lived in many areas of B.C: Oliver, 100 Mile House, Revelstoke, Canoe and Salmon Arm. David worked as a carpenter before retiring to Abbotsford in the early 1980’s. After 48 years of marriage, Agnes passed away in 1991.
Later, David married Elizabeth Reimer (Peters) and they lived in several homes in Abbotsford and Chilliwack until her death in January 2002. David later lived in Menno Terrace and for the last few years, in Tabor Home, Abbotsford. David is known for his generosity, hard work, love of family (especially his siblings) and for his knowledge of family history. He worked hard to support his family whatever challenges arrived. He was also devoted to the church and to his sense of ‘what was right’. David loved gospel music, played ‘mouth organ’ and sang tenor in many choirs and quartets. For most of his life, he enjoyed bowling, throwing horseshoes and was an ace crokinole player.
He will be lovingly remembered by: his sons Andrew (Susan) and Gary (Maxine), his grandchildren Rachel and Jarrad, his brother Abe (Clarice) and sister Annie, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other family members, and by many friends. A special thanks to those in Abbotsford who were so supportive and who kept in touch over the years: nephew Alvin Ens (Irene), friends Emily McInroy, Henry Wiebe and Carl Klassen. The family wishes to thank the staff at Tabor Home for their kindness and expertise.
A celebration of David’s life was held on October 30, 2007 at 2:30 pm at Tabor Home, Abbotsford, with Chaplain Roland Balzer officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
Woodlawn Funeral Home