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James Randall “Randy” Parker

James Randall “Randy” Parker

In Loving Memory Of
James Randall “Randy” Parker

After heroically living with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) for the past four years, Randy peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on February 16, 2024.

Randy will be lovingly remembered by his wife and soulmate, Louise; his beloved and cherished sons James (Branka), Stephen (Meagan) and their mom, Cathie; his step-children Kim, Nicole (Colin), and Philip (Lyndi); his precious grandsons Max and Jack; his much loved brother and sisters, Larry (Rosemarie), Karen (Rob) and Elaine; and his nieces and nephews. Randy will also be deeply missed by his lifelong friend Grizz (Brooke) as well as many other relatives and friends.

Randy was predeceased by his loving Mom and Dad, Anna and Charles.

Randy was born August 2nd, 1959 and raised in Athabasca, Alberta. He moved from his happy childhood home to Edmonton. From Edmonton, Randy would live in Victoria, Toronto, Vancouver, and White Rock. In 1989, he returned to Victoria and settled in Sidney, BC in 2013.

Over his lifetime, Randy passionately honed his many skills and talents which included being a stockbroker, carpenter, cartographer, public service employee, actor and singer. Randy lived his life to the fullest, was an avid sailor (racing and cruising) and travelled extensively. He also enjoyed hiking, camping, bike riding, scuba diving, playing guitar, cooking and gardening. Randy was a kind, generous and loving person, his smile and laughter were infectious and his hugs always brought a sense of comfort and security.

As per Randy’s wishes, he was cremated and a private celebration of his life will be held at a later date. A park bench dedicated to Randy’s memory will be installed in Lillian Hoffar Park in North Saanich overlooking Tsehum Harbour.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Randy’s name to the PSP Society of Canada – https://pspsocietycanada.ca/home-ngo/donate/ or a charity of your choice.

Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jean Maskey, Dr. Susanne Erasmus, Dr. Keiran Tuck, Dr. Christopher Uy, Dr. Hana Masata, Physiotherapist Shelley Dumais and the incredible home support and palliative care teams with the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

Not a day goes by when you are not loved and missed. Held in our hearts forever.

The song is ended but the melody lingers on…

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  • Henry Skey -

    I had the honor of sharing the stage with Randy in “Shot in the Dark” in 2009. He was, and still is, one of my favorite people I’ve acted with. He was so warm, confident, funny and kind. I am so sorry to hear this news, my condolences to Randy’s family.

  • Keeley Teuber -

    I was lucky enough to play Randy’s daughter in a play many years ago. He was full of warmth and kindness and had a great sense of humour. I so enjoyed working with him and getting to know him just a little bit. So sad to hear of his passing. It sounds like he was surrounded by love. All the best to his family in their time of grief.

  • John Henry Preece -

    How incredibly sad,I’ve known Randy since I was 12 years old, when my dad would drive us up to Athabasca for the summer.
    He was a few years older than me and I worshiped him ,he would always catch all the fish and new the woods and water.
    I would see him once every few years when he would come to SoCal or the Preece Parker reunions always had a quick wit and so funny.
    Later I would see him in Hawaii a couple times with his boys ,love showing him the island,and everytime we were together I was always back at Baptise lake , I will miss him dearly.

  • Sally Preece -

    To all the Parkers, my heart goes out to you all. Randy was always one of my favorite people. He did have such warmth and humor about him. My mind goes back to all those wonderful Parker/Preece reunions. They won’t have been as fun or successful without Randy.

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