Randall William (Randy) Callan

Obituary
  • "I served with Randy in Sudan with UNMIS. He always gave..."
    - Mark Phillips
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    - Doug Breckman
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    - Noel Rodrigue
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    - Bruce Winter
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    - Major-General (Ret'd) Blaise Cathcart,QC Judge Advocate General (2010-17) & Valerie Jones

CALLAN, Randall (Randy) William LCol (Ret), CD, B.A., LL.B. We are heartbroken to announce Randy's passing in Prince George, BC on November 26th, 2017. He is survived by the loves of his life: his wife Patti, sons Joel, Spencer, and Casey, and sister Jill Callan. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Dr. Aileen Wight-Felske (Dr. Lorry Felske), Peggy Wight, and brother-in-law Dr. Jim Wight (Irena Streibl). Randy's greatest passions in life were being there for his family, and service to his country. Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, on May 23rd, 1953, he completed both his history BA and LLB at the University of Manitoba. Randy was active in the Canadian Forces since 1972, first as a logistics officer, and then as a legal officer. He served domestically and around the world in many different theatres and capacities: Cyprus, Aviano, Afghanistan, Sudan, and two Olympic games. In 2012, Randy was sworn in as a Provincial Court Judge sitting in Prince George. He was immensely respected, regarded, and enjoyed by his family and peers. His real presence in a room, in both stature and personality, as well as his welcoming nature and boisterous laugh will never be forgotten. His character was as large as his frame and was equally unforgettable. He was always a great friend, mentor, and inspiration to many. Randy always gave reasons to smile to those in his company. He had many hobbies including reading history, scuba diving, fitness (YMCA), novice fly-fishing and collecting and painting miniature model soldiers. The warm love and great companionship that he shared with his family, friends, and the world will be sorely missed. A service will be held on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, at 3:00pm, at the First Baptist Church in Prince George located at 483 Gillette Street. A celebration of Randy's life will also be held in Victoria for his many friends and colleagues on January 13th, 2018, at the Union Club. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation or to Soldier On.


Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2017