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May 8, 1970 - August 15, 2023
Randolph (Randy) Scott Rummery was born on May 8, 1970 and grew up in St. James, Manitoba. He hated that area with a passion stronger than a thousand suns, so when he adulted, he and his wife settled in St. Vital. They welcomed their daughter Sydney on Feb 15, 2001. The absolute best day Randy ever had. He loved Sydney more than imaginably possible.
He’s survived by his wife Carlene, his beloved daughter Sydney, his father Allan, his sister Tracy and many in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews. He also leaves to mourn his four best friends known as “the Nutty Club” as well as “the Brandon Boys,” two men who probably don’t know how much they changed Randy’s life for the better. There are many others, like Todd, Lindy, Bea, Darren, and Lynne. Too many more friends to list who are deeply affected. But please know he loved you all.
Randy’s loves were his daughter, his wife, his friends, his nieces and nephews, his family, film, comedy, reading, politics, the Bombers, baseball, writing and music. In that order.
The threesome of R, C and S enjoyed travel. Randy’s favourite trips were to the Dells, Chicago, Florida, San Diego, and Paris. He loved every moment. “Look how happy she is,” he’d say about Sydney.
He loved his Saturdays with his little girl. A break for mom, but his happiest of days. Movies, book readings, story time…always a smile when he got home. “Parenting win. I did not forget her at the store.”
He plowed through books in a day or two. He always sought knowledge. “I dunno if you’ll like this Trudeau bio, but it might give you an understanding of the federal liberal party.” Sarcastically said, and brought big laughs.
Oh, the music he brought to his girls. He was always so excited to introduce Carlene and Syd to something he found. He was so chuffed by all things his daughter did with music. Apple, tree. He truly was the worst singer, though. Like honestly, the worst. And really didn’t have rhythm when dancing. But he sure made Carlene and Syd laugh because he knew it. “Look, I struggled through Fi Do Do on the recorder in grade 4.” But boy, he loved music. A family shared experience.
And the jokes. His brain was always riffing. What could he say to make us laugh? He could flip from a kind kid’s joke to a very dark one for Carlene.
He loved his work at Red River College. From President of the SA, to being a Recruiter, to being an Academic Advisor, Randy loved that space. He loved his time with NACADA, and with MAP. He constantly strove to make things better for students. And he did.
Our family is heartbroken. The story shouldn’t have ended this way.
A person does not commit suicide unless they are seriously ill. Syd and Carlene were always worried about this fateful day. Please, in lieu of flowers or such, make a donation to Sara Riel or to the Canadian Mental Health Association. And please, we beg you, reach out for help.
“I’m the man who loves you.” - Wilco
Randy's family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.
A celebration of Randy’s life will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at The King’s Head Pub, 2nd Floor, 120 King Street, Winnipeg. All of our loved ones are welcome. Please bring stories and remembrances. And laughs. Randy would want laughs.
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