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Vanda Rideout

Passed in: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Passed on: February 15th, 2016

February 15, 2016
Vanda died peacefully in her sleep with her beloved husband Andrew Reddick holding her hands. Vanda had a marvelous, well-lived life.
Vanda was a champion for social and economic justice, and the importance of education. Vanda received her BA (Queen’s), MA (Carleton) and Ph.D. (Carleton) as a mature student. Vanda loved academia. Research was her main passion, driven by a curiosity for knowledge and understanding; exemplified by her many publications. Teaching, inspiring others and contributing to the success and reputation of the Department of Sociology and UNB, and the betterment of Canadian society were other important aspects of Vanda’s passion for academia. Born and raised in Hartland, Vanda was proud to have been able to return to New Brunswick for her career in academia. With education, everything is possible. With education one can better understand, fully participate in, and improve the world.
Vanda and Andy benefitted greatly from the NB Extra Mural program, and thank them for their amazing quality of care and kindness. Vanda wanted to thank so many family, friends, colleagues and care givers who have been so supportive over the years. Those in ‘the Hood’, UNB and STU, oncology staff at Saint John and Fredericton, all of the staff on 4 North East, and our many friends and relatives in Canada and around the world.
In lieu of a funeral, there will be a ‘Celebration of Life’ party in the coming months.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or, please donate blood – this is the gift of life for cancer patients and others with illness.




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