Groot, Randall Jay “Randy”

August 6, 1949 – October 19, 2012
at the age of 63 years

Open House:  Sat., Oct. 27, 2012    1:00 pm     Fischer’s Funeral Services

On October 19, 2012 Randy lost his battle with cancer.
He is peaceful now and would want that you do not cry and just hang on to the wonderful memories you have of him.
He will be deeply missed by his wife Susan, children Kim and R.J., two grandchildren, Brad and Collin, family and many dear friends.
We will cherish every moment we had together. He was always there to offer a helping hand to others but rarely would ask for help himself. Randy was a very sensitive man, a true original that can not and will not be duplicated.
Please join us for a celebration of Randy’s life on Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 pm at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060-1st Avenue, SW, Salmon Arm, BC.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Randy’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2.


  1. My condolences, Randy was an usher at my wedding and he fainted because the service was too long. Randy and I went to the world fair together in Seattle.

    Way too young.

  2. Dear Susan, There’s nothing we can say or do that will take away the pain but our thoughts are with you. We will miss Randy, he always held the groups together and was the centre of dinner parties. He will not be forgotten. Ellen Visser & Peter Steiner.

  3. Dear Susan,

    Sorry to hear of Randy’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayors are with you and your family.
    Boris & Peggy

  4. Dear Susan,
    I am so sorry to hear about your dear husbands passing. Wishing you peace during this tough time… My door is allways open for a coffee and a hug…. Claire

  5. Dear Sue, Kim, RJ and Brad and Colin;

    So sorry to hear your news. Yvonne mentioned that Randy had called the
    kids home a couple of weeks ago.
    I have always loved Randy’s quiet way and very humorous outlook.
    I just remember him smiling and laughing a lot. I will certainly cherish the good memories. I do know that Uncle Corky and Aunt Irene really enjoyed Randy and you.

    May you find great comfort in knowing the Lord is very near to you and your family
    at this time.

    With sincerity, Dolores

  6. Sue and Family – So sorry to hear of Randy leaving us so soon. My heartfelt condolences to you at this time.


  7. Susan , Kim and RJ

    My thoughts and prayers are with at the time. May God grant each of you strength during this difficult time and comfort you with the wonderful memories shared with Randy.

    Love Ken

  8. Sue,Kim and RJ,
    Thinking of you all and pray that God will give you peace now and in the days to come.
    Henry and Marj VanSteenbergen

  9. Sue, Kim, RJ Collin & Brad,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the very sad time. We will treasure all the great memories and fun times we had with Randy at the Knutson cabin and Mara Lake. We will all miss him very much.

    Love Laurie, Stephen & Sean

  10. Susan,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Cherish your memories and Randy will be with you in your heart always.

    Denise Giroux

  11. To Susan and her children and grandchildren and Randy’s extended family – For Shelley and myself and my siblings, I want to pass on our sincere condolences for your great loss. I saw the obit in the Edmonton Journal and was very shocked as I did not know even know Randy was ill. None of my siblings were aware of that either. We all wish you comfort amidst your grief and as the obit suggested we will each hang on to our own memoires of Randy. Love from Bill & Shelley, Elaine & Chris, John and Lois, Jim and Arvilla.

  12. Sue and Family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you guys during this time.


  13. Sue and Family,

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for Randy’s passing.

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thoughts and prayers.

    John and Heidi Faulkner

  14. Sue and Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of Randy. He will be greatly missed by us all. Such a gentle soul that loved everyone. Our hearts go out to all of you. Lots of hugs!

    Caroline & Brian

  15. Dear Susan and family. So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. He was much to young to have left us. We pray for God’s peace & comfort for you and the kids during this difficult time.

  16. Sue, Kim and RJ,

    We were so sorry to hear about Randy. We will miss him very much. Thinking of you.

    Carolyn, Rod, Jay and Mark

    Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.

  17. Sue, Kim and RJ, I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear of Randy’s passing. I will always remember the good times at Mara Lake and how kind he was to me. Remember the good times water skiing and the fun parties on the beach and of course how he loved his Corvettes. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Carol

  18. Dear Susan:
    There are no words to describe how sorry I am for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Susan and Family ,
    Sorry to here of Randy’s Passing . Randy and I worked and had some good times together for alot of years . You are right when you say he was a very sensitive man and really one of a kind . My wife and I will be There on Saturday .

    Sincerely Dave and Dale Whitford

  20. Our prayers are with you all at this time and may you rest in the peace of our heavenly Father. God bless you all in this difficult time.

  21. So sorry to hear about Randy’s passing. Ann and I often think about our trip across the lake to pick you up at work in his boat. We will all miss him. Jay let us know by e-mail. You are all in our prayers. Sorry we cannot attend as we just got to AZ
    Love Bii & Ann

  22. Our hearts about to all the family. We have only known Randy for s few years through the boat circle and Sandy Point. He was always awesome to us send will be missed.
    Sincerely Trevor and Yvette

  23. Our heart’s cannot help but be heavy, such a great loss to all who knew Randy. We will always remember the bike and boating time we spent with both of you. There really are no words that help to heal the pain of such great loss, but please know we are thinking of you and send our love.
    With love,
    Bob and Karen Spragg

  24. Susan and family,
    our hearts go out to you ,
    Please know we care and will be thinking of you.

  25. Dear Sue, we miss Randy so much already. Our prayers go out to you and your family. He was such a gentle soal and we will never forget him.
    Brenda & Glenn

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