Feature photo by Liam Norris
6999 GYNN, Randolph (Randy) Jack Austin – (RRMC RMC 1966) September 14, 1943 – October 19, 2017
Our hearts are broken today. We have lost a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Randy passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. From the time he was diagnosed, his motto was “illegitimi non carborundum”, and he lived by those words until Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 3:35 a.m.
He leaves to mourn his wife of nearly 50 years, Lyn, son Jeffrey (Rose), daughter Samantha (Peter), grandchildren Ryan and Madeline, the Riddell clan, and many friends. Randy’s military career began at Royal Roads in 1962 and was followed by graduation from RMC, Kingston in 1966. He was selected for MLTP in 1973 and received his law degree from Queens University in 1977. The law was his passion and he realized his dream when he was appointed a judge in 1991.
He retired from the Navy in 1998 after 36 years of loyal service.
Not to sit idle, Randy became involved with the ex-Cadet Club of Vancouver Island, the Commissionaires, and various committees at The Union Club. Randy also enjoyed travel, golf, and following the Blue Jays over a dark rum and Diet Coke.
You left us beautiful memories
Your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you
You’re always at our side.
Thank you for the compassionate and tender care we received at Victoria Hospice. The doctors and nurses are amazing.
A celebration of life was held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, on Saturday, October 28 .
In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Victoria Hospice in Randy’s memory.
Dick Carmichael . Died Oct 4 2017 in Point Claire QC. ‘Dick’ was longtime member of the PERI staffs at various locations across Canada retiring as a Master Warrant Officer. He later worked at the RMC Sports Stores from the late 1980s to early 1990s (approx).
His obit may be found – Here