FREDERICK REARDON

Obituary
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REARDON, Frederick Thomas "Pete", MiD, CD MWO (Ret'd)
November 30, 1919 ~ November 5, 2013
Pete passed away surrounded by his family after a lengthy age-related illness. He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Theresa (nee Baines) Reardon; brother Gerry; sister Betty and sister-in- law Katya Kolter-Weber. He is survived by his brother Chuck (Anne). Left to mourn his passing are his best friend, partner and wife of 62 years, Maria; daughters Pat (Randy) Ryba, Kathy Reardon (Steve Rodway); grandchildren Amanda (Chad) Dennis, Haley (Dave) Steveson, Kyle (Chantal) Ryba; great grandchildren Teslynn, Connor, Makena, Owen, Nevaeh and Malaea. Pete was born in Wavertree, England, but came to Canada at age two. He returned to England at 16 and enlisted in the Irish Guards to see service in Egypt and Palestine. He served with the Irish Guards and Special Air Services in various theatres in Europe and Africa during World War II. On returning to Canada in 1946 he did not find civilian life to his liking and joined the Canadian Army. Pete served with the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada in Korea, Calgary, eventually being posted to Regina. After his army career Pete re- trained as steam engineer, retiring from the Plains Health Centre at age 65. He was a member of Wascana #2 Masonic Lodge, serving as its master in due course. Pete remained a soldier at heart all his life; he was an adventurer, he loved to travel and was fortunate enough to undertake various trips to explore new vistas in Canada and overseas. His last cruise was at age 91 to Alaska. The family wants to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Stewart McMillan for his devoted care of Pete and support of Maria. Thanks are just not enough. A CELEBRATION OF PETE'S LIFE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. Flowers are gratefully declined, friends so wishing may make a donation the Salvation Army, 2240 13th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3M7. Family and friends are invited to sign the online obituary and tributes page at www.regina- memorial.ca. Arrangements entrusted to


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Published in The Regina Leader-Post on Nov. 7, 2013
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