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James Randall 'Randy' Parker

February 16, 2024


August 2, 1959 - February 16, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

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 stepchildren 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, B.C. 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 - 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...