Fisher, Randall 'Randy' Alexander

Fisher, Randall 'Randy' Alexander

September 22nd, 2020

Surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Randall ‘Randy’ Alexander Fisher, of London, Ontario, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born in Sarnia on October 28, 1952. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A. and F. Rose Fisher; and sister Joanne. He is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years Patti; siblings Cathy (Gord) Currie and Ken Fisher (Carla); nephews Jamie, Preston, Rory and Bennet; nieces Jordie and Hayley; great-niece Maya; great-nephew Joey; numerous cousins; mother-in-law Catherine Beaudette; and sister-in-law Denise (John) MacNeil. Randy attended the University of Western Ontario in London, completing his Bachelor of Arts. In 1975 he returned to Sarnia, joining his father as an insurance and real estate broker, owner and partner. Following the sale of the family business in 1990, he moved to London as the Manager of Insurance and Risk for the City of London. He continued in the insurance and related risk management field throughout his career, from Marketing Manager, to VP of Marketing and Sales for Frank Cowan Co., ending with VP of Sales for Aon Reed Stenhouse. During this time, he taught a variety of courses at the Insurance Institute of Ontario, as well as holding positions of director and treasurer. Randy was proud of his contribution as a member of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Administration Issues Advisory Group “Improving Administration of the Ontario Building Code”, now known as Bill 124. He was a featured speaker across Ontario, providing seminars on risk management and the building inspection process. He retired in 2008. Randy AKA ‘Fish’ remained an avid sports enthusiast throughout his life: hockey, lacrosse (1971 Provincial Champion), 2 pitch, racquetball, and golf, from “The Old Course” in Scotland to British Columbia, as far south as Saint Kitts with a visit to the Masters thrown in and three holes in ‘one’. He loved the “Hacker’s” guys at The Oaks. Randy enjoyed attending Formula 1 races and races at the Delaware Speedway. His winter hobby was stained glass, creating his own patterns and gifting his pieces to family and special friends. For Randy there were no half measures. He was fiercely independent and gave his all. Family and friends meant everything, including his 4-legged walking buddy Dexter. Growing up there was Gary Scheiers, Wayne Merrick, Randy Evans, Kenny Gilbert and Gord Currie; fishing buddies Brian Bissell and Fergie; his UWO Zoo guys Ev, Smitty, Skidoo, Rebound, O.J. Buck, Russ, Lumpy, and Willie. Later came the ‘Breakfast Club’ with Gerry and Dave. These friendships enriched his life immensely. He was the consummate cheerleader, happy to acknowledge accomplishments of others, including Patti’s golf and artistic endeavours. Randy’s family would like to thank the dedicated and compassionate Dr. Mario Elia, as well as the staff at LHSC: Medicine Blue Team, Neurology, and especially Dr. Shiraz Malik and the Palliative Care Team. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at an appropriate time. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Randy are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex or a charity of your choice. 

 

 

We are comforted knowing that Randy Fisher knows who Randy Fisher is again. What a glorious thought.

 

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Gloria A WurmMuch sadness in my heart today. I loved him dearly. I know he is in a happier and better place. He definitely was a cousin whom we all loved and have many fond memories. Love you Randy.
Mike ChuteDear Patti: Please accept our sincere condolences in your time of sorrow. We are sure it is comforting to know that Randy's struggles are over and you can look back fondly on his life of significant accomplishments and many, many lifelong frienships. Mike and Adele.
John GalloPatti: So sorry to hear about Randy’s passing. Our deepest condolences go to you and your family. What an awful decease that you and family have been dealing with. Sorry for your loss. John and Donna
Tore and RoselynRandy lived a full and accomplished life. Our memories of him will also last in our hearts. He was a lucky man when you came into his life to enrich and support him. Stay strong. Tore and Roselyn
Paul LoretoPatti and Family, we are truly saddened by the loss of Randy. He will always be remembered as a wonderful and cheerful person who made Leigh and my initial time as new members at The Oaks a very welcoming one. His leadership in keeping Couples Night going was very respectable and to this day has never been matched. Randy was as much a natural gentleman as he was a natural "slicer" in golf. He often joked that his goal was to be as good as Patti was in golf, but also joked that perhaps he is setting his expectations too high. Randy will be is truly missed.
Craig and Kim JonesPatti: our sincere condolences to you and your family, never easy!... always enjoyed running into Randy at the course he was such a friendly guy and always wanted to hear updates, he will certainly be missed.
Ken PustaiI was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Randy aka Fish. In looking back , I was VERY fortunate to have had Randy as a room mate and friend at university and offer my sincere condolences to Patti and family.
Derrick CoyleTruly saddened to hear of the passing of my old pal, Randy. I have many fine memories of our friendship from the insurance days and the many golf games we were able to share over the years. My condolences, Patti, and to the rest of the family and all his close friends. Rest well, my friend, and give my regards to Gerry K when you tee it up with him on The Tour beyond.
Frank & Sharon LambDear Patti: So very sorry for your loss!Randy was such a gentleman. Friendly always and most of all PROUD of you! Loved the fun couples nights that built many friendships! Randy will certainly be missed.
Mary-Ann Jack-BleachDear Patti, Your tender caring for Randy as Alzheimers gradually took him from you was incredible. Because of your abilities you looked after him at home way past the point most people could have. Before his illness took hold, you and Randy were a couple others could see were clearly in love. You wanted the best for each other. Know that when you hear a song by his favourite band, he is close by. It is wonderful to know he is whole again and knows who he is. RIP Randy.
Carol and ChuckDear Patti, We are so saddened to hear about Randy’s passing. He will be missed by so many family members and wonderful friends. What a terrific fulfilled life he lived. I hope it’s comforting for you to know he’s now at peace and no longer suffering. We are so sorry and keeping you in our thoughts. Carol and Chuck
Michael Stawecki Patti both Marilyn and I want to express our sincere condolences on the loss of Randy. I have so many great memories of him at the Oaks many with both of us laughing. He was the definition of what a gentleman is. He will be missed.
Ron & Marg BarlowDear Patti & Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Randy was a gentleman, and a gentle man, who loved his family and enjoyed having people to share his many stories with. The common thread for so many of those stories was Golf. His pride in your achievements on the golf course was great. I think he may have been more nervous than you on some of the playoffs. May he rest in peace and Patti we hope that you are able to rest now knowing that you were a wonderful caregiver to him, and he is now at peace.
Bill and Lynda BabulaDear Patti and family , We will surely miss cousin Randy.Known him since he was a small boy.Great memories of backyard fun in Croton.Please accept our love and sincere condolences.Bill and Lynda Babula
Jillian (Babula) RussellDear Patti, Cathy, Kenny and Families, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Randy. We always had great conversations at all family get togethers. I sincerely hope your wonderful memories of Randy comfort you at this difficult time. Thinking of you all. Love Jill and Brynleigh.
Donna MeyerI have such vivid and positive memories of my cousin Randy during the time we lived in Ontario. They involve shenanigans, laughter and loads of energy. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing and the challenges he faced in the latter years of his life. I will see him shining bright in the night skies.
John MiehlPatti, Judy and I send our condolences on your loss. Having known Randy for 30 years was our gain. We will cherish the many memories of Randy at the golf course, a place that he truly loved. I am certain he is playing golf in heaven and will have his signature “SD” on his golf ball. You and Randy were the consummate couple.
Sherry SzucskoBedardPatti, So sorry for your loss, may your memories carry you through this difficult time.... my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs
Tracy My dear friend Patti, I send my warmest hug to embrace you. T
Bruce and Laurie GouldDear Patti and Family. It is with sorrow we learn of Randy’s passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences knowing the you are in our hearts and that Randy is at peace. With great sympathy, Bruce and Laurie Gould
Fabian and Sandi BentoDear Patti. We are so sorry to hear about Randy's passing. We hope your memories of Randy will give you comfort in the days ahead. He would light up the neighbourhood with his smile. With our deepest sympathy. Fabian and Sandi
Judy & Peter EatonDear Patti Peter & I are so very sad to hear of Randy’s passing. We remember him as Such a happy soul & consummate gentleman. His smile would light up a room. I clearly remember to this very day the excitement in his voice when I told him “ I have a coworker who just might be your perfect match!” You made him so happy. Hold on to your many great memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gordon PearsonPatti My condolences to you. I was sorry to read of Randy's passing. I worked and played with Randy when we were both employed by the City of London. I was interested to read about all the things Randy was involved in since leaving the City. He was a good guy and will be missed. I am sure it was not easy for you and Randy dealing with Alzheimer's but we pray that he is at Peace now. God Bless Gord Pearson
Paul HoveyDear Patti, we are sorry for your loss, you and Randy have been true and loyal friends, all our love Jackie & Paul Hovey
Richard and Vi DarlingDear friend Patti,, We are saddened by your loss and our prayers are with you for God’s comfort and strength. Philippians 4:13. Peace.and love,Vi&R
Amy Lee and Paul CavanaghDear Patti: our deepest condolences to you on Randy’s passing. Alzheimer’s is so very hard on loves ones. Know that you are loved and are in our thoughts. Love and light to you at this difficult time. Amy and Paul
Patty and Dave ColquhounPatti , Kathy/Gordy , Kenny/Carla. Remember not only that Randy died but that he LIVED! As this initial time passes and you heal , you will clearly see Randy , hear his voice and feel his hugs. Cherish those memories and they will last forever.
Gina & Paul HamiltonDear Patti, we were so saddened to hear about Randy's passing. We have many cherished memories from the Friday Night couple's golf league that you and Randy organized for several years at the Oaks and we'll never forget Randy's infectious smile and friendly personality. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Sara Somers and Chris PolciDear Patti, We were so very saddened to hear the news of Randy’s passing. What a blessing our lives were connected through Dexter, and what a joy to know the bond he and Randy shared. You are very much in our thoughts and in our hearts at this time, and we wish loving memories will provide some comfort now and in the days ahead. Hugs, Sara and Chris
Jack and Carol ZettelCarol and I extend our deepest sympathy to all of Randy's family. His generous smile and warm and engaging personality will be greatly missed by many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Dorothy AdamsDear Sweet Patti God bless you in this sad time with the passing of Randy. May your happy memories warm you. Hugs Dorothy & Don Adams
julie sharpePatti- Our deepest condolences to you and your family. What a challenging and compassionate path you have been on these last few years. Although I never met Randy, it is evident from these comments that you had a deep and trusting bond. Randy was in enduring and indomitable caring hands with you by his side. Sharing your heartache, Julie and Mike Sharpe
Hether GoddardPatti, I am terribly sad to read of Randy's passing and my thoughts are with you. I have great memories of you both when you moved in as neighbours.. Both of you always smiling and happy and doing fun and interesting things together. You are in my heart and prayers. Heather Goddard
Bernie & Sue BierbaumPatti - we are so sorry to hear of Randy's passing. Randy was a very accomplished gentleman and always ready to share a story and smile. You both organized such fun Friday night couples events at the Oaks that will always be remembered. He is now at peace and free from suffering. Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you Patti.
Chris Babula We would like to wish you and the rest of the family condolences. He was a special man. He will be missed.
Beverly HarleyI was fortunate enough to meet Randy and Dexter on their walks through the neighbourhood. When my mother died in 2013, Randy created a lovely stained glass heart for me. It hangs in our kitchen window where I see it every day. Such a kind and thoughtful gift from a kind and thoughtful person. My sincere condolences.
Chris & Volker JendhoffPatti it is with sadness and shock that we write this. We have wonderful fun memories from Municipal Finance Conventions and then at Volkers on Hyde Park. A life ended far too soon. We wish you comfort in the memories you have. Our thoughts are prayers are with you. Chris & Volker
Mike RobinsonPatti, we have only met a couple of times so you likely won't remember me, but I am just learning of Randy's passing and wish to extend to you my deepest condolences. I knew Randy for many years, as we are both from Sarnia and always had the highest regard for him. I know this has to be a difficult time for you but just want you to know my thoughts are with you.
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