Jay T. Redmond
Jay Thomas Redmond
July 22, 1957 – July 16, 2015
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jay on July 16, 2015 at the age of 57 after a short battle with a particularly aggressive cancer. Jay is survived by his loving wife, Christine; his son Justin (Lindsay); his grandson, Jonathan; his mother Kory Conwright; his brother, Kevin (Laura); his sister, Maureen Erickson; nieces and nephews, in-laws, and many many friends, all of whom loved him deeply.
Born on July 22, 1957, Jay was raised along with his brother and sister in rural Surrey. He attended Simon Fraser University where he achieved a degree in Economics. Jay subsequently graduated from law school at the University of British Columbia. He completed his articles to become a lawyer in Prince George and was called to the British Columbia bar in 1989. Jay met Christine in Prince George and in 1991 the happy couple moved to Jay’s home town where Jay joined his law partner, Clayton Campbell. Shortly thereafter Campbell Redmond was formed.
Jay was a salt-of-the-earth, genuinely good man who was the heart and soul of his family and friends. He believed in giving back to his community and, to impart this philosophy to his young son, it was not uncommon to see Jay, Christine and Justin volunteering at various events for the Surrey Food Bank. Past President of the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association, Jay was also an active member of the North Surrey Lions and served on the Board of Directors for many organizations over the years, including the Surrey Food Bank Foundation, the Surrey Christmas Bureau and the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, to mention a few.
Jay and Christine believed in living life large and combined Jay’s avid interest in ancient history with their love of travel. They travelled to many exotic locales to explore ancient Mayan ruins and visited the most remote place of earth, Easter Island.
Jay loved camping and gold panning. His annual guy camping trip with his son and many friends was one of the highlights of his year.
Jay and Christine recently realized their dream of owning acreage in the Cowlchan Valley on Vancouver Island where they could be close to their families. Jay planned to retire, get back to earth and become a gentleman farmer. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be.