Redman, William ‘Bill’ George

Redman, William ‘Bill’ George

March 16th, 2021

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Bill Redman, of London passed away, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (née Dickson), for 29 years. Loving father of Mike Redman, and Paul (Janet) Redman, all of London; stepfather of Laura Pollard, Gail Thomas, and Scott (Debbie) Dickson, all of London; and Rob Dickson, of Raleigh, North Carolina. Proud grandfather of Lisa Jackson, Chris Redman, and Brad Redman, all of London; Neil Pollard, of Parker, Colorado; Lyndsay Pollard, of Hamilton; Blaine Dickson and Charlie Dickson, both of Raleigh, North Carolina; and great-grandfather of Owen and Evan Jackson, of London; Noelle, London, and Maggie Pollard, of Parker, Colorado; and Norah and Jack Patchett, of Hamilton, Ontario. Bill was predeceased by his former wife, Stella Redman; his parents, Albert and Louise Redman; his brothers, Albert, Bud, and Jack Redman; and his sisters, Marjorie Tilford and Audrey Fenwick. Bill grew up in London and graduated from H.B. Beal Tech School. He started his business career at age 12, by delivering for grocery and drug stores, and selling newspapers on the corner. He later enlisted in the army. Bill started his own machine shop at the age of 29, then continued on with Redman Machine, Pre Delco Machine and Tool Limited, and London Precision Machine & Tool Limited. He enjoyed a successful business career and retired in 1994. Bill enjoyed spending time with his card-playing and golf buddies. He was a member of Sunningdale Golf & Country Club, and Highland Country Club. He and Margaret enjoyed several winters in Sarasota, Florida, at Laurel Oak Country Club. The family would like to give sincere thanks to Dr. Dorli Herman, Dr. Elana Matusa, the doctors and staff of the Trauma Unit at Victoria Hospital, and Fox Hollow Retirement Residence for their unforgettable attention shown to Bill. A private family service will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider the Lung Health Foundation. 

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Bill LandreyDear Mike and Marg- our sincere condolences on Bill’s passing. I really enjoyed the card games with him. He was an exceptional player and gave us all good competition. On top of that, he was a nice man and a good friend. I will miss him. I hope that all the good memories you have will be of comfort to you. Bill and Barb Landrey
LYNDA & RONALD SPARLINGDear Marg & Family Members: We send our deepest sympathy & are thinking of all of you at this most difficult time. We have some wonderful & fond memories of the great times we had playing golf & gin rummy with Bill & Marg in Florida & in London. Bill was a great gentleman and enjoyed a good laugh & we will miss him very much. Sandy & Lynda
Ken & Lynn ShawMarg and Family, we are so very sorry to hear of Bills passing. The few times we met him he was so friendly and nice it seemed like we knew him for years. Our deepest Sympathy. Ken & Lynn
Bill and Barb DunlopDear Marg and family: words cannot express how sad we were to hear of Bill’s passing. He has always been so pleasant to be around. We have missed our theatre outings and follow up restaurant antics. Thinking of you with love. Barb & Bill
John deVriesOur condolences to the family. I was employed by Bill for many years. He always treated his employees with respect. He will be missed. Jennie and John
Nancy BeattyMargaret and Family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Bill was a funny guy, always with a joke and a laugh. Fondly remember fishing for salmon in BC. My deepest condolences to all of you. Nancy
Dennis and Debbie SmithMargaret, Mike, Paul and the rest of the family our deepest sympathy for loss. Billy's wit and humor and his genuine personality made him special to all those who were lucky enough to get to know him.
Marion Lustins (Senger)My Father (Joe Senger) and Uncle (Karl Kruspel) worked for Bill at Redman Machine for many many years and always spoke very highly of him.. my deepest sympathy for all the familie at this very difficult time..He was a great Man and will be missed by many.
Chris LaneI am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. I met Bill while working at London Precision and always enjoyed his company and conversation. He will be missed.
Bob and Carol StuartBill will be sorely missed. He left a mark on many of our lives, gone but not to be forgotten.
Charles and Colleen BrowningOur sincere condolences Paul, Janet and family. We know how much respect and admiration and love that you had for your Dad. May he Rest In Peace knowing that he will live on on the hearts of family and friends.
Bill Besterd (Nick name) Will always hold a special place in my memories and heart For over half a century I had the privilege being considered one of Bills friends. Always entertaining, his love for sport was only exceeded by his love for dipping into your wallet after a card or golf game. Sadly the last few years I both our lives not enable close contact. my deepest condolences go out to Margaret his sons and grandchildren. I prefer to celebrate a life well lived. William (Billy ) besterd (Nick name- that his buddies called him )will always hold a special place in my memories and heart. For over half a century I had the privilege calling Bill a friends. Always entertaining, his love for life and sport was only exceeded by his love of dipping into your wallet after a card or golf game. Sadly the last few years have diminished our ability to connect in person. But memories remain strong . My deepest condolences go out to Margaret his sons and grandchildren. I prefer to celebrate a life well lived. William (Billy ) besterd Bill will always hold a special place in my memories and heart For over half a century I had the privilege of calling Bill a friend. His trade mark grin lit up any room. Always entertaining, his love of life and sport was only exceeded by his love for dipping into your wallet after a card or golf game. Sadly the last few years diminished our ability for personal contact, however the memories stayed strong . My deepest condolences go out to Margaret, his sons and grandchildren. I prefer to celebrate a life well lived. Your friend William (Billy ) Besterd.
Wendy Anderson Margaret, Laura,Gail and extended family, So sorry to hear about Bills passing. Thinking of you at this very sad time. Kind regards, Wendy
Tom & Catherine RossMarg and Family, We are sorry to hear about Bill's death and want you to know we are thinking of you at this difficult time. We always thought Bill was a real gentleman and a great guy to be around. As well, he was no doubt one of the best card players I have ever known. Please accept our condolences.
Jan DillaboughMargaret: My sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Jan (The Mobile Butler).
Rita Markowski Craig :Boris and Raisa MarkowskiOur sincere condolences to the Redman family on the loss of your Dad It’s been a few years but May the wonderful memories live on.
Bruce and Sherry Green Condolences to Margaret and the rest of the family. May all of your fond memories give you comfort during this difficult time. I worked personally and professionally for Bill over many years and found him a true gentleman. We will truly miss him.
robert Spindler My condolences to Mike, Margaret and Family All of us will have great memories of Billy at the card table or golf or fish fry he always had a smile . I will miss him
Jocelain HitchcoxSo sorry for your loss, Mike. Your dad sounds like he was a wonderful and brave man.
Doug BerkI had the privilege of knowing Bill Redman for the last 32 years. I had several meetings with Bill, but spoke to him often, at least once a week and sometimes more frequently. It was an honour to be Bill’s Financial Advisor. It was also an honour to attend his funeral. As many people have previously stated, he was a true gentleman. He could be tough at times and challenge you, but he was extremely fair, sincere and full of integrity/character. Bill’s penmanship was excellent. It was similar to Arnold Palmer’s, who would never sign an autograph unless it was completely legible. I had not seen Bill in over one year since Covid commenced. I said to him 2 weeks ago that I missed him and looked forward to seeing him soon. Unfortunately, I never got that chance. I certainly am a better person for having worked with Bill the last 3-plus decades. I was extremely fortunate and I am going to miss him. Sincerely, Doug Berk
Lorne MacDonnellBill and I have known each other for many years. We played golf and gin rummy at both Sunningdale and Highland Country Clubs. Bill was a true friend, generous, kind and a lot of fun to be with. I'll surely miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Margaret, Mike and all the family.
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