August 28, 1949 – July 5th, 2012
After three years bravely battling & confronting cancer, Randy passed away at the Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack at the age of 62, with wife, Joan at his side. He will be remembered for his love of fast cars, racing, his dry sense of humour & his invaluable dating advice to his very special, much loved niece, Julia Ross. He had such a generous spirit & was the ultimate hockey “dad” for his grandson Tyler, whom he adored. We will miss his great smile & loving heart. Randy is survived by his parents, Fran & Ross Heathfield; Randy was a loving son. He was an amazing husband & best friend to his wife Joan. Randy is also survived by his very special son Sean (Heather) & their children Jade & Taija. Sean was his heart. He is survived by his brother Rick, “sister” Barb, niece Sarah (Byron), their children Chase & Mya, nephew David (Meagan) & his very special nephew Joel, who he was very proud of for all his love & kindness in his final weeks of his life. Randy also leaves behind his “step up to the plate” stepson Aaron (Chanel), whom he came to admire as a great dad to his new family & as his friend. He also leaves his stepson Jason, whom he was very proud of for how far he had come in his life. We cannot forget his three beautiful grandchildren, Brooklyn, Danika & Makena. Other special people in his life that will miss him are his sister in law Marg Ross & her husband George Irish – Randy thought the world of them. A special thank you to his best friend Cheryl Douglas (Derek), as she helped through his time of illness. Also to his daughter in law, Chanel, who helped get him into hospice & made his last days bearable. Neighbours Andree & Dennis, Robert & Pei Lee, Murray & Anita, Alan & Noreen – he was so grateful to you all for your love, support & being the best neighbours & dear friends. Also his Forest Service and fire warden friends for all of their love & moral support. A special thank you to Heather, Sandy, Joan & Gary. In lieu of flowers, donations in Randy’s name can be made to the Chilliwack Hospice Society 45360 Hodgins Avenue, Chilliwack BC V2P 1P5. Memorial to be held at noon on Saturday, July 21st at 6910 Hawthorne Place, Agassiz.