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Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: December 14th, 2013

Randy passed away on December 14, 2013 with his wife and best friend, Nancy by his side after his admirable battle with ALS.

Randy was born in Kipling, SK and moved to Thompson, MB with his family in 1959. With his love of hockey, he chose to finish his schooling at Notre Dame College in Wilcox, SK. He met his true love Nancy in 1972 and they were married in 1974. Randy started working for INCO in 1973 and there he took his Mill Wright and Heavy Duty Mechanical Apprenticeships. In December 1980 Randy moved his family to Logan Lake and started working for Lornex Mines. His diligence and dedication led him to become the General Foreman of Mine Maintenance with Teck Highland Valley Copper. Randy was also a proud member of CIM South Central Branch.

Randy's love for his family was very precious. His love for his sons Sean and Terry was so special, as not only was he their Dad, but their best friend. Consuela and Roja were the two other ladies in his life that made him smile and laugh any time they were with him.

Riding his road bike was his favorite pastime. He would always be seen riding around town and after ALS took that away from him, you could see him cruising in his bright green wheelchair, "The Spermobile". Summer was spending time with family and friends around the "Booze Lagoon", and winter was Florida or Mexico where Randy and Nancy had planned to retire. His other passions in life were his sports teams, the Miami Dolphins, and the Winnipeg Jets and on some weekends his Fantasy Football team. Even when there weren't any Jets, he was still their biggest fan. When the Jets returned to Winnipeg he was one of the lucky ones to be at their first home game.

Randy is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy, his sons Sean (Lindsay) and Terry (Katherine), parents Don and Marjorie, brother Rick (Therese) and sisters Lori (Chris), Marion (Clancy), Kathy (Roger), Terry (Dave), and Janice. His mother-in-law Louise Johnson, brother-in-law Don (Luz) and sister-in-law Gwen (Derek), as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father-in-law Donald Johnson in 2011.

There will be a "Celebration of Randy" at the Kamloops Convention Centre in the main ballroom on January 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Randy's request was for no suits, no ties and for all to wear shorts and sandals, but said he was ok with no shorts being it was January.

The family would like to thank Drs. J. Thomas, J. Calder and R. Mosewich, the ALS Society of BC, as well as all the other caregivers for making this journey a bit easier for him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Society of BC/Yukon or the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House.

Lastly from our family to all of the family and friends who were by Randy's side throughout his journey, you were nothing short of amazing and it will never be forgotten. Te amo

Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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