Obituary of Randy Boston
Passed away peacefully at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 surrounded by the love of his family, at the young age of 55. Randy was an amazing person whose energy and positive attitude continued throughout his two-year journey with glioblastoma multiforme. He was a devoted, loving husband and a wonderful father who leaves behind his best friend and wife of thirty-two years, Melinda, and his beloved children, Matthew and Kathleen. His zany personality and zest for life will be missed by siblings Michael Jr. (Anna), BJ, Jenn (Scott), Rae Ann, John, Bev, Jeffrey (Aimee), Angel (John), and sister-in-law Kathryn (Mike). He is predeceased by his father, Michael, and mother, Penny. Son-in-law of the late Gordy and late Carole. Randy is survived by his step-mother Laurette, step-father Raymond, Auntie Bonnie, Auntie Barbara, Uncle Rocky, and many cousins. He loved being “crazy uncle Randy” to Jeffrey, Tyler, Erica (Miguel), Alyssa, Gregory, Connor, Boston, Abi, Brittany (Chris), Kaylee, Brandi (Brian), Kayla (Brad), Serena (Billy), and Jesse (Natalie). Randy’s family were friends, and his friends were family.
His energy, humour, kindness, integrity, and dedication shone through everything he did. Our camp in Goulais was his labour of love and he was happiest working on any number of his many, many, projects. Coach Randy was on the ice at the McMeeken for seven a.m. practice and coached hockey for many years. He loved traveling with his family, biking with his dogs, spending time with friends, working at FedNor, and trading insults with his buddies on the golf course, curling rink and at hunt camp.
Family and friends are invited to a come and go celebration of Randy’s life at “Randyfest” on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. at the Pavilion in the Water Tower Inn (360 Great Northern Road).
Memorial donations to “McMaster University” The Singh Lab/Glioblastoma Research, the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society, Northern Critters in Need, or ARCH would be appreciated.
A sincere thanks to ARCH and his wonderful health care team, especially Dr. Waqas, Dr. Spadafora, Louise, Dr. Booth, Sierra, Donna Rae, Beth, and Kristy who guided us through Randy’s final journey with compassion and expertise. Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758).
We are so grateful for the time we had together - even though it wasn’t long enough.