Jim passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife, children and family on November 17, 2021, after living courageously with ALS for several years. Jim was brave, positive and independent, cherishing each moment, where others may have lost hope.

Jim was born on March 21, 1953, in Nipawin, Saskatchewan to Jack (D.2020) and Hazel (D.2012) Redmond. Jim’s fighting spirit and larger-than-life presence were immediately apparent at birth, when he braved a blizzard in an air ambulance to receive a rare, life-saving blood transfusion within hours of being born.

Jim came from a large family, many of whom share his quick wit and affinity for Kokanee (the good stuff). Those nearest to Jim will remember raucous political debates and listening to him tell (and re-tell) campfire stories about his illustrious career, many of which remain hotly contested as to whether they were fact or fiction. Jim was an incredible son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. He will be forever loved and forever missed by his wife Mira; daughters Lisa and Kristen (Nick) Payn; son Adam (Jon); grandchildren Parker and Lyla; brothers Gerry (Rudy) and Leary (Colleen); sisters Cindy (Jim) and Joanne (Dan); brother-in-law Denis (Trish); and a great many nieces and nephews.

Jim and Mira were married for 43 loving years. His early career as an RCMP officer relocated them to Innisfail (AB), after which he joined the federal government within Citizenship and Immigration Canada, which took his family across B.C. and the Yukon. Not one to wait for retirement to see the world, Jim worked his last three years in The Hague, Netherlands, allowing him and Mira to travel extensively throughout Europe before returning home. His career spanned over 35 years of dedicated and decorated service. In his retirement, Jim loved to golf, fish, and enjoy a cold margarita with company in Mexico.

A memorial service will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens on Friday, November 26. For further details surrounding attendance (in-person or virtually), please email JimRedmondMemorial@gmail.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the ALS Society of BC which provided tremendous support to Jim and his family during his battle with ALS. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Kathy Hill

    Dear Mira ,Lisa, Kristen, Adam and families,

    We’re so very sad for your immense heartache and loss.
    Jim will be remembered, with a smile.

    Kathy and Ross Hill

  • William O'Doherty

    Mira and family,

    Jim was a wonderful person and one of the best bosses I ever worked for. He made you feel a valued part of the team even when you were new to the job and he always had his door open to listen or advise, as necessary.

    Sandy and I have very fond memories of the Christmas parties (and crantinis) at your home and we will always cherish those years with the CIC crew.

    Our very sincere condolences to you and your family,

    Bill & Sandy O’Doherty

  • Wendy Bean

    Dear Mira and Family,
    It is with great sadness that I learn of Jim’s passing. As my manager at Citizenship & Immigration Victoria, I valued Jim’s genuine empathy, caring, fairness, sound advice and the leadership he demonstrated through challenging times. His staff knew that we truly mattered to him.

    I will always remember Jim’s cheerful and optimistic disposition. I am blessed to have known him. My deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

  • Yolanda Hacking

    Dear Mira and family,
    Sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    May happy memories of your time together bring you comfort.

    Big hugs sent.

  • Lucy Zeba

    Dear Mira and Family
    Words can’t express our sadness and sorrow over Jim’s passing. He was an amazing man who would help anyone that came across his path in life. Making jokes, constantly smiling and his bright personality will be something we will forever remember about Jim. He helped us immensely when it came to immigration assistance within our own family. We are forever greatful. We always knew what a special friend he was.
    Please cherish the positive moments and memories that we all will take with us.
    Our deepest condolences to all you during this difficult time

    Love Lucy, Niko Zeba and Family

  • Norman Hopkins

    Sincere condolences to Mira and family at your loss in Jim’s passing. In 1980 I was hired as a summer term officer at CIC Victoria, and Jim was the sole permanent examination officer. Jim showed me the rope of the job & set, for the first time of many through our parallel careers, a really good example for me. In doing so then he became my friend. Over the years Jim, being the fine person he was, in his good humoured way, he continued to be a great example and a good friend to so many – he was always so instrumental in creating the good CIC family we had in CIC BC/Yukon Region. Goodbye Jim my friend – now go on & make ‘‘em laugh in heaven!

  • Lotje

    Dear Mira and Family,

    We in the Airline Liaison Officers Community and (former) colleagues working at Schiphol would like to send you our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Husband and Father. He was a great and loyal friend to all of us and will be sadly missed. We will all have fond and precious memories from our time spent with Jim.

    Rest in Peace Jim

    James Pace
    Wim Hamelink
    Mark Holton
    Ian and Alison Fotheringham
    Lara Alegria Ribeiro
    Mick Walsh
    Lotje van der Made

  • Dennis & Joan Parsons

    Mira and the Redmond Families.
    Joan and I send our deepest condolences to you and your families as we were very saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. It has been a long time since we first got to know Jack, Hazel and the whole Redmond family in the early 70’s, and what a great family! Our paths haven’t crossed for many years but we have fond memories of Jim and his happy attitude toward life. You are in our thoughts.
    Dennis & Joan Parsons

  • Grant Donaldson

    Mira and Family,

    Our heartfelt and sincere condolences on Jim’s passing. I first met Jim on his very first day of work at the Victoria Immigration office. Since that time he became not only a respected colleague, but a friend. He was a credit to the Immigration Service. I am fortunate to have worked with him and to have known him. He will be missed.

    Grant and Lynne Donaldson

  • Barbara de Boer

    Dear Mira and family,
    It is with a heavy heart that I write this message of condolence to you. I remember Jim as being the kindest, funniest and most relaxed boss of all time. He knew how to work hard but he was a pro at playing hard too! We had great times with him in the Hague and Brussels and I definitely missed him and your family when you moved back to Canada. How proud he was of his beautiful and caring Mira and his three great children. He will be remembered as a true gentleman with a special sense of humour! Wishing you all the best in these difficult times. Much love, Barbara de Boer and family.

  • Tony Caputo

    To the Redmond Family.
    Our deepest condolence. We have known Jim and your family for 30 years. We attest that Jim was a “Family Man, an Honorable Man” in every sense of the word. What a wonderful neighbor and friend. We are praying for you. Our heart aches for your loss and shall miss him but never forget him. We hold your entire family close in our thoughts and prayers, God Bless.

    Erminia and Tony Caputo

  • Roko Kliman

    Dear Mira and Family
    We are all shocked and saddened by Jim’s passing, he was a wonderful man, always smiling, always willing to help, and a  joy to be around, we are all so blessed to have had him in our lives, our memories will live on in our hearts and we will never forget him. With our heavy hearts, we send the deepest condolences to you and your family. We will all miss Jim and our thoughts and prayer are with you. We send you all of our LOVE from Roko, Eva, and the Kliman Family 

  • Cal and Ursula

    Dear Mira and family,

    Our sincere condolences. We will miss him and will fondly cherish every memory of times spent together whether in Victoria or in Mexico.

    With love and hugs,
    Cal and Ursula

  • Rudi Ranogajec

    Dear Mira and family
    We are shocked and stunned to hear the news of Jim’s passing.
    I met Jim when he first started dating Mira, from the moment I met him I experienced what a kind , caring individual he was always there to lend a hand, an extraordinary man.
    Jim will be missed by all . Our thoughts and prayers to the Redmond and Mamic families.
    Much Respect Ranogajec Family

  • Jacqueline Pickering

    Dear Mira, your children and grandchildren.
    It is with great sorrow that I heard of Jim’s passing. I have wonderful memories of à kindly mischievous boy and the happy, sincere and generous man he was. When I think of him I always see him with a smile or a chuckle.
    May you all find great comfort in the memories and the times you all shared.
    Sincerely,
    Jacqueline

  • Sue Chudleigh

    Dear Redmond Family,

    The love of your husband and father is immeasurable and can never be matched. I hope you all are elevated by his love for you. Know that all of your hearts are connected with his and that love unites you all and will never die.
    Sincerely, Sue Chudleigh

  • Darlana Ball

    Mira, Lisa, Kristen, Adam & families,

    It is with a heavy heart that I am sending my sincere and deepest condolences on Jim’s passing.
    I am finding it difficult to express in words the depth of influence Jim had on me professionally and personally over the course of our working relationship. He was a caring and supportive manager, giving encouragement and offering pearls of wisdom with laughter, and in his own unique style. He will be remembered for the humorous catch phrases or “Jim-isms” he used to convey his thoughts on any given situation. Additionally and most importantly, I considered Jim a friend and I will be forever grateful for his friendship. Rest easy Jim. Thoughts, prayers and love to you all. xox Darlana

  • Janet Majocha

    Mira and family, please accept my sincere condolences on Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Bryan & Bev Amadore

    Mira and family, we are shocked and saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I worked closely with Jim at CIC Vancouver from 1987-90, and through the course of our immigration careers we periodically crossed paths. Jim was a true and well respected professional. A true leader, mentor and friend who brought the best out of those around him. He was dedicated, always considerate, yet practical and light hearted. Jim will be sorely missed by all of us!

  • Ray Legare

    Mira and family
    Our sincere condolences. Jim was one of the best I ever worked alongside and your Christmas Parties were the social event of the year. Our thoughts are with you

    Ray and Ellen Legare

  • DerekWilliams

    Jim your family have my families deep condolences. Remember our first days getting to know one another at Depot Troop 1 . The the next five months as senior troop. I’m so sorry we did not stay in touch over the years. RIP Jim

  • Shin and Rita Sall

    Dear Mira, Adam, Lisa, Kristen and families
    So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
    No words can describe the greatness of Jim. He was an admired mentor to me and I strived to have his strength, sincerity and balance in life, particularly in how he related to people. He was very kind, caring, understanding and compassionate while always ready to provide a helping hand. He had a passion for all things in life and always strived to make a difference. He started out as my boss but soon became my friend – a friend that I will miss very much. My sincerest condolences to you all. Jim -rest in peace my friend – you are one of the good ones!
    Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship
    Shin and Rita Sall

  • Pat

    Dear Mira and family
    It is with sad hearts we hear of Jim’s passing. He was a good friend and a great neighbour. A kind and loving person with an entertaining sense of humour. Steadfast during his challenging illness he was a wonderful role model for us all. Dennis will miss his best ever fishing buddy . Dennis & Pat Helwer

  • Leslie Gwozdz and family

    I’m so grateful I got to know Jim even a wee bit since 2016. He was so welcoming and kind to Mom and all of us. He will be so missed.

  • Mary and Arch Doody

    Kristen and Nick we were so saddened to hear of your loss. Let your memories of you dad surround like a big hug. Love Mary and Arch ❤️

  • Melissa Lee

    Sending the Redmond family so much love and support during this very difficult time. I can definitely say Jim’s quick wit has been passed onto his wonderful children and it is clear his spirit and legacy will be honoured and remembered by those who loved him always. Much love and comfort, Melissa

  • Alicia Wilson

    Sending all my love and support to you Mira, Lisa, Kristen and Adam. Jim was such a good hearted person. He had such a kind smile, always trying to crack jokes or sarcastic comments to make others smile. My kids remember him as the popsicle man because any time we were in town and poped by he always was so excited to whisper to me if it was ok to give the kids a treat. Always happy to welcome us into his home as I’m sure I surpassed my meal count in the Redmond’s household. Even had to follow him to The Hague where he still welcomed me into his house with open arms. He loved his family and that was easy to see. He will be truly missed and always remembered.

  • Viki Anderson

    Mira, I’m stunned by the news of Jim’s passing. I know you were a very close couple and can only imagine the challenges you are facing. Your children will no doubt be a great comfort and can share in memories of happier days. It was nice to read that you spent time in your home-away-from-home in Mexico and shared happy times there. My heart aches for you and your family during this difficult time. Deepest sympathies, and a hug.
    ~ Viki Anderson

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