OBITUARY

Rediet Abraha Tekeste

September 16, 1971May 2, 2020
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Rediet Abraha Tekeste was born on September 16, 1971 in Keren, Eritrea and passed away on May 2, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of 48 years.

Daughter of Zewdi Woldeyesus and Tekeste Abraha. She is the loving Mother of Karimi Daniel Adongo and beloved partner of Maurice Adongo. Cherished Sister of Mehari, Daniel (deceased), Selam, Nahom, Seble, Awet and Semhar. Rediet is also survived by her nieces, Lul. Maya, Mical, nephews Sirak, Gabriel, Alex,Thomas, Natan, Noah and cousins. She will be loved, deeply missed and forever remembered by all of her family and friends.

The Tekeste family greatly appreciate your condolences at this difficult time. Due to the current COVID – 19 restrictions to a maximum of 10 people, the visitation and interment service at Pine Hills will remain private.

The Visitation and Services will be available to watch live via Facebook Live on Monday, May 11th. The Visitations will be live from 815am – 8:45am and live from 9:15am - 9:45am The Funeral Service will begin at 10:30am The Burial Service will begin around 12:30pm (depending on the arrival time at the cemetery as well as weather conditions) (Please use the link to our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JerrettFuneralHomes/ )

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Dawn Murray

May 2, 2021

I was just thinking of Rediet last evening on the one year anniversary of her passing. Hard to believe a year has passed without being able to reach out to her for her always comforting advice, wise words of wisdom and her wonderful sense of humour. She is missed greatly and I know she is watching over her son each and every day. Bless her and family.

Bahlibi Tekle

May 2, 2021

Today May 2nd 2021 is already one year since we missed our lovely Rediet.
We will remember you on every minute of our life
Rest In Peace

Natsnet Okbazghi

April 18, 2021

Rediet my beautiful sister. Has been a year since you left us. May your soul rest in peace darling. We miss you and love you so much. May God keep you in heaven as everyone peaceful people like you are . I will pray for you,may your soul rest in peace again.

Long life and blessings to your loved son.

Rees Pepperell

April 16, 2021

I met Rediet as a student in about 2000. I later met her as my co-worker at Homesfirst. She was genuine, professional, and sweet. I later met her in downtown Toronto. I’m deeply saddened by Rediet’s passing.
So long, my friend.
-Rees

Wanda Menzies

June 8, 2020

Rediet will always have a place in my heart. Her kindness was beautiful.

Sean H

June 7, 2020

I am at a loss for words and saddened by the passing of my friend Rediet.
I knew Rediet from our time together working as shelter workers together in Toronto. Rediet trained me, taught me, and empowered me at one of the toughest shelters to work at in the city. I would not have got through my 6 month weekend contract without my shift partner on weekends - Rediet.
The lessons Rediet taught me in everything from harm reduction to simply listening to clients and de-escalating will stay with me forever.
I will miss our talks about family, African Tea, Eritrea, Italy, Ireland, and disco.
Until we meet again my friend. Peace and love.
Sean “Irish”

Susana Brown

June 5, 2020

Weeping! 💚🙏💚 Rediet was my wonderful student at SOLE Alternative School, years ago. I won't forget her beautiful spirit, great sense of humour, intelligence, beauty, friendship, humility, and commitment to community... she contributed a lot to the school while she was there, on the newsletter committee, and always willing to help out for special events like our Christmas party xcetera. The last time I saw her was at Afrofest one year, with her family, and we had a great talk. I always felt like we were family. Rediet, Sending love! You are a shining special one. And love and strength and prayers and tears to your family and friends. See you on the other side of the river; I know you'll be the one reaching out in love to newcomers, and creating change if it's needed. 💚 🙏💚 Sue Brown

Katie O'Reilly

May 26, 2020

For the short time I worked with her at StreetHealth, Rediet was a supportive and wonderful colleague and was caring and compassionate about her work.

Asmeret Briamichael

May 15, 2020

Rediet , you loved and cherished our family. You respected and helped our daughter Semhar be a good reader and writer. You made her a cultured person. Rediet , you always gave 100%. Because of your blessed dids you will be in good hands in HEAVEN.

Asmeret & Ephrem.

Betiel Debessaj

May 14, 2020

Karime, Maurice and the Tekeste Family,
Praying God gives you strength and courage during this time of grief. I pray you all find strength in your loving memories of Rediet. I will forever remember her beautiful smile and always greeting me with the childhood nickname she gave me. We always had a laugh about that. I love you Rediet <3