Randall (Randy) Arvid Willford passed away at Victoria General Hospital near Sooke, B.C. on June 20, 2012 at the age of 51 years. A celebration of Randy’s life was held from the Revelstoke Community Centre on Saturday afternoon, June 30.
He was born in New Westminster, B.C. and spent his childhood years in Revelstoke. Randy is survived by his fiancée Ranjeet Dahliwal and stepdaughter Dahni Dhaliwal of Sooke, B.C. He is also survived by two sons; John and Matt of Lumby, B.C., siblings: David (Yvonne) of Cranbrook, B.C., Bob (Cheryl) of Revelstoke, B.C., Sue Dyer of Medicine Hat, Alta., Barry (Kat) of Malakwa, B.C. Shannon Willford of Kelowna, B.C. and also his mother Joan of Cranbrook, B.C. as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Robert Willford.
Randy served in the Canadian Armed Forces, Princess Patricia Light Infantry, as Master Corporal. He also worked in the logging industry as a faller from Revelstoke to the West Coast/Vancouver Island areas. Randy was an adventurer and story teller who embraced life and was taken too soon after a valiant battle with cancer. He was well-respected and loved by all and will be dearly missed. Donations in memory of Randy may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 5L3.