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Randall WARKE

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WARKE, Randall Patrick
On Wednesday, August 21, 2013, Randy passed away at Kelowna General Hospital at the age 59 years, with his partner of 25 years Trisha by his side. Randy was born Monday, September 21, 1953 at Edmonton, Alberta to the late Rhoda and William Warke. He grew up and finished his schooling in Edmonton, graduating from The University of Alberta with a Bachelor Degree in Commerce.
Survived by his wife Trisha, sister Leslie and his extended family; Mavis and Bernie (deceased) Stanton, Barrie (Chantal), Mary-Jane (Dennis Fedor), Pat (Carolyne) and Sean (deceased) as well as many nieces and nephews.
Randy and Trisha moved to Nakusp, BC eleven years ago. They own and operated The Huckleberry Inn & What's Brewing on Broadway?. Randy was a true Edmonton Oiler fan and loved watching TV, the TSN sports channel and always had a box of tissues close by for those tear moving shows and movies. Randy also loved to cook, especially being the chef with Xmas dinner or when friends and family would visit, and in his younger years charcoal sketching and drafting. Gardening became a favourite pastime and arranging moss hanging baskets which many people from Nakusp admired. When Randy was not being an incredible chef, arranging flowers, sketching pencil art, or a sought out Master of Ceremonies, he and Trisha would travel to Hawaii, which was one of his favorite places.
An open house celebration of life will take place Saturday, September 28, 2013, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 1050 Hot Springs Road, Nakusp, BC.
As expression of sympathy, family and friends may make donations in Randy's memory to Covenant House, 575 Drake Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 4K8.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Valley Funeral Home Ltd.
On-line condolence may be expressed at
www.valleyfh.ca

Published in The Edmonton Journal on Sept. 21, 2013
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