It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of an amazing husband, father, son and friend on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at the age of 60 following a hard fought battle with Mesothelioma.
Randy will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend Wendy Wiwchar, sons Tory and Riley, parents Joe and Arlene Wiwchar; siblings Tim (Theresa) Tyler and Torin, Cory (Sheila) Carter and Logan, father-in-law Keith Taylor, brother-in-law Paul (Barb) Brian, Bradley, and Hailey; Tim Taylor; Ted Taylor; sister-in-law Susan (Russell) Sylvia, Jon, Karen, Erik; and sister-in-law Lisa (Hilmar) Katrina, Michelle, and Keith. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law Sue Tayler.
Randy spent 35 years of his career involved in recreation and community development and was instrumental in shaping many of the programs, facilities, and parks we enjoy in the City of Courtenay as well as the City of Flin Flon, Manitoba. Over his numerous years of service to these communities, he was involved in numerous initiatives, such as the Lewis Centre expansion, 2010 BC Seniors Games, Olympic Spirit events, Sid Williams Theatre and Native Sons Hall renovations, the LINC Youth Centre, Simms Millennium Park and Pavilion, the Rotary Trail, and many other parks, trails and playgrounds. Randy was also the city’s liaison with many local community groups and organizations, and was a champion for arts and culture in our community. Randy was passionate about serving the residents of the City of Courtenay and the Comox Valley, and was particularly fond of projects and programs benefitting youth.
Randy found great joy through his involvement in coaching both baseball and hockey through his life and was an honorary lifetime member of the Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association. He was often found coaching both sons’ teams at the same time while volunteering on community boards and playing the sports he loved as well. Above all, we will remember Randy for his kind, thoughtful, and caring nature. He was selfless, generous with his time and praise, and always made time for friends and family. Randy was both humble and kind and left a lasting impression on everyone he met!
A Celebration of Randy’s life will take place on Thursday, June 16th at 1:30pm. It will be held at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay.
Flowers gratefully declined. His family has requested donations in Randy’s honour to the Courtenay Centennial Legacy Fund through the Comox Valley Community Foundation. For more information, visit www.cvcfoundation.org/