March 13, 1978 – January 14, 2019
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Randy Van Curen on January 14, 2019. Randy is survived by grandparents Wes and Tish, mother Gwen, sister Andrea, uncle Derek and partner Charmaine, girlfriend Terry Lynn, daughters Sarah, Daykota, Lily and Marissa, grandchildren Karma, Halen, Hannah and Gracelyn, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins as well as a tight circle of friends and his extended Ball Family.
Randy was born in the Comox Valley on March 13, 1978. He grew up playing hockey, being a typical boy and teenager. As Randy grew into adulthood, he found his passions lay in the construction industry, which grew into an eventual career as a sider and according to Randy, “He was the best damn sider in the Valley!”. He became a father at a young age and eventually had four daughters all of whom brought him so much joy and happiness. You could tell by the way his eyes lit up when he spoke of how much he loved them.
Through the ups and downs of Randy’s life his one constant source of unconditional love and support was his mom Gwen. Everyone could see that the bond they shared was a very special one and Randy always had a soft spot for his mom, she was his champion. Randy had a few loves in his life but the one that made him feel complete was with Terry Lynn. Although they only had a few years together, they filled their time with camping trips, tubing, concerts and family time.
Randy’s love for the game of ball was a constant in his life and once ball season started you could always find him on a ball diamond, can of Lucky in hand and heckling someone from the sidelines. His love for the game was only surpassed by the love he had for his Ball Family.
Anyone who knew Randy, knew he was someone you could count on to lend a hand, whether it was helping friends build a deck, doing some siding, helping someone move or fixing something at the Elks.
Randy will be remembered most for his kind heart, sense of humor, his corny catchphrases …”Did I stutter?” and he would probably tell you that one for free…he will be remembered for his ability to turn a single into a homerun, but what we will miss most was his infectious laugh.
Randy you will forever be our Angel in the Outfield!.
A Celebration of Randy’s life will take place on Sunday January 27th starting at 1 pm on Lewis 1. A ball game will be played in his honor, everyone should wear their team jersey and bring your glove.
Following the game, all are invited back to the Elks Hall, 231-6th Street, Courtenay for a time of sharing, be sure and wear your team colors