Father John Redmond CSB was born in Weston, Ontario in 1934 and aspired to helping others all his life. He was a faithful priest, dedicated teacher and accomplished coach.
Educated in Toronto at St Michael's College and later a the University of Windsor, Father Redmond was ordained a Basilian priest in 1963.
His entire professional teaching career, which spanned 1963 to his death in 1981, revolved around Michael Power High School. He was the school's athletic director for thirteen years and principal from 1976 to 1981.
He helped develop thousands of Etobicoke teenagers into responsible adults through his example of a Christian life and through the discipline of sport.
Under Father Redmond's tutelage, Power won fifteen Toronto and District College School Athletic Association Track Championships and, provincially, nine out of ten Ontario Federation of Secondary Schools Association Crowns.
In 1976, an American reporter wrote that the Power track team won a US invitational meet over 243 schools "handily".
Father Redmond had the ability to motivate individuals, build teams and inspire students. Many Etobicoke residents will never forget his record in that era.
The Metro Separate School Board renamed the former Alderwood High School Father Redmond High School.