Randy Kenneth Pickford
June 26, 1956- November 11, 2011
Randy was born in Broadview Saskatchewan. As a child he lived in Baker Lake N.W.T., The Pas Man., Victoria, B.C., and the family ultimately settled in Nimpkish Lake, B.C. where Randy continued to call home.
Randy went to work for Canfor for over 33 years. During that time he became a well known resident of Nimpkish, and the Port McNeill area, and was referred to respectively as “Big R”.
A natural, self taught musician, Randy could play just about anything he set his mind to. He just had an ear for it. “Big R” was an accurate judge of character, and was always friendly and generous. Although he lived a solitary life, he would always welcome company, and enjoyed a good gathering. He had a clever sense of humour that one might miss if not paying attention. He will be sadly missed by his friends and family.
He was predeceased by his sister Pamela, mother Mae, and father Ken Pickford. He is survived by his brother Dave (Diedre), Brian (Nancy) Sisters Cheryl (Mike) Stacey (Bob), nephews Mike and Alex, and niece Jennifer.
A celebration of life was held on November 26th, 2011 at Olympic View Golf Club, 643 Latoria, Colwood, and B.C. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.