Born In: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: September 7th, 1961
Passed in: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: July 7th, 2012
Czapalay, Randall Scott – 50, Dartmouth, dearly loved son, father, brother, uncle, and friend passed away surrounded by loved ones at home on July 7, after a courageous fight with brain cancer. Born in Yarmouth, NS, Randall was the oldest son of Stephen (Radka), Bridgewater, and Joan, Dartmouth. Randy owned a catering business, Chefs By Design, which he and his younger brother, Stefan, started in Dartmouth in 2001. Randy grew up in a “three canoe family” and continued with the camping and fishing traditions as an adult. Randy was a gifted athlete. Although he enjoyed all sports, he had a particular love for hockey and, until this past winter, played the game for more than 40 years without missing a season. Randy was an avid snowmobiler, NS winters permitting, and enjoyed good times outdoors with his friends from the Valley. Everyone who knew Randy loved his kind and generous spirit. He had a unique talent for showing up at just the moment an extra hand was needed. There was no favour that was too great for Randy to do for his family and friends. Randy was very proud of his three children, Alexander, Harrison and Marlianda (all of Wolfville, NS), and loved them with all his heart. In addition to his parents and children, Randy is survived by his fiancée and life-long friend, Kimberly Forbes Williams, and siblings, Ava, Halifax; Stefan (Diana), Toronto; and Yvette D’Eon (Raymond), Pubnico; as well as many nieces and nephews. Randy was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Margaret and Ivan McCulley (Port Greville, NS), paternal grandparents, Steve and Theresa Czapalay (Springhill, NS), and uncle, Douglas Czapalay (Moncton). Randy’s family especially wishes to thank Kimberly Williams, Dr. Emad Malak, and the doctors, nurses and staff at the QEII and Dickson Centre for their kindness, care and compassion. You helped Randall face his illness with courage and dignity and for this you have our heartfelt gratitude and thanks. Cremation has taken place with a private internment to follow at the Grace United Church cemetery in Port Greville. A reception for family and friends will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, July 10 at the Fire Hall in Port Greville. Donations in Randy’s memory may be made to the Acadia University SMILE program’s 30 for 30 Campaign or the Acadia Minor Hockey Association’s Hannah Miller Memorial Fund.