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RANDALL GREGORY CLARK (RANDY)

Born: Apr 17, 1957

Date of Passing: Jul 02, 2021

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RANDALL GREGORY CLARK
April 17, 1957 - July 2, 2021

The world has lost an amazing man. It is with deep sadness that we announce Randy's sudden passing.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Deb (Degryse) and their daughter, Carly (Ndidi Nhussi); brother, Gerry Clark (Linda); and brother-in-law, Bob Chalmers, as well as many nieces, nephews and other family members. Randy was predeceased by his parents, Maxine and Harold Clark; sister, Kathy Chalmers; in-laws, Laurie and Terry Degryse; as well as a number of other extended family members. Randy will be missed by so, so many friends, including John, Bob, Guy and Glenn.
Randy was born in Winnipeg while the family lived at the RCMP detachment house in Oak Point, Manitoba. They moved around to several other detachments in Beausejour and Brandon before finally settling in Winnipeg. Fort Richmond would be home to Randy during most of his school years. In the last number of years, he would reconnect with many old friends from Fort Richmond Collegiate. He considered this as such a special gift. He spent many years at the family's different cottages at Victoria Beach. Victoria Beach was his happy place. Randy loved life, his family and friends more.
Randy was such a people person and for him, that meant getting involved with groups in and around Winnipeg. Whether it was volunteering at Victoria Beach, the Variety Club (which is how he and Deb met), Children's Hospital Book Market, Operation Red Nose, the Canadian Cancer Society (Patient Transportation), the St. Norbert Farmer's Market and most recently, GerryFest, Randy loved it all.
He had several careers over his time. Randy was a music man, and a night clerk at a couple of Winnipeg hotels. In 1979, he got hired on with the Winnipeg Land Titles Office. He had several positions there until he was seconded to the Better Methods/Better Systems projects. In 2001, Randy went to Red River College, earning his Certificate in Adult Education, and went on to teach provincial employees how to use the SAP software that was being installed. In 2014, he retired from the Province of Manitoba after 35 years of service. Not one to let grass grow under his feet, Randy also worked part time for the Winnipeg Football Club and Midtown Ford. These suited him perfectly as it gave him more opportunity to be with people.
Randy learned construction with the help of his dad and father-in-law. You would often find Randy working in his "shop" on projects with Carly and nephew, Aaron. On top of everything he accomplished in his life, he was the king of bad Dad jokes, poor delivery included.
In keeping with Randy's wishes, cremation has taken place. A gathering will be held after public health orders allow so all family and friends can celebrate his life.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following: Variety Club of Manitoba, the Canadian Cancer Society (Patient Transportation), Diabetes Canada, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Winnipeg Humane Society.


Publish Date: Jul 17, 2021

RANDALL GREGORY CLARK
April 17, 1957 – July 2, 2021

The world has lost an amazing man. It is with deep sadness that we announce Randy's sudden passing.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Deb (Degryse), and their daughter, Carly (Ndidi Nhussi); brother, Gerry Clark (Linda); and brother-in-law, Bob Chalmers, as well as many nieces, nephews and other family members. Randy was predeceased by his parents, Maxine and Harold Clark; sister, Kathy Chalmers; in-laws, Laurie and Terry Degryse; as well as a number of other extended family members. Randy will be missed by so, so many friends, including John, Bob, Guy, and Glenn.
Randy was born in Winnipeg while the family lived at the RCMP detachment house in Oak Point, Manitoba. They moved around to several other detachments in Beausejour and Brandon before finally settling in Winnipeg. Fort Richmond would be home to Randy during most of his school years. In the last number of years, he would reconnect with many old friends from Fort Richmond Collegiate. He considered this as such a special gift. He spent many years at the family's different cottages at Victoria Beach. Victoria Beach was his happy place. Randy loved life, his family and friends more.
Randy was such a people person and for him, that meant getting involved with groups in and around Winnipeg. Whether it was volunteering at Victoria Beach, the Variety Club (which is how he and Deb met), Children's Hospital Book Market, Operation Red Nose, the Canadian Cancer Society (Patient Transportation), the St. Norbert Farmer's Market and most recently, GerryFest, Randy loved it all.
He had several careers over his time. Randy was a music man, and a night clerk at a couple of Winnipeg hotels. In 1979, he got hired on with the Winnipeg Land Titles Office. He had several positions there until he was seconded to the Better Methods/Better Systems projects. In 2001, Randy went to Red River College, earning his Certificate in Adult Education, and went on to teach provincial employees how to use the SAP software that was being installed. In 2014, he retired from the Province of Manitoba after 35 years of service. Not one to let grass grow under his feet, Randy also worked part time for the Winnipeg Football Club and Midtown Ford. These suited him perfectly as it gave him more opportunity to be with people.
Randy learned construction with the help of his dad and father-in-law. You would often find Randy working in his "shop" on projects with Carly and nephew, Aaron. On top of everything he accomplished in his life, he was the king of bad dad jokes, poor delivery included.
In keeping with Randy's wishes, cremation has taken place. A gathering will be held after public health orders allow so all family and friends can celebrate his life.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following: Variety Club of Manitoba, the Canadian Cancer Society (Patient Transportation), Diabetes Canada, Heart & Stroke Foundation, or the Winnipeg Humane Society.


Publish Date: Jul 10, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 10, 2021, Jul 17, 2021

Condolences & Memories (19 entries)

  • So deeply sorry for your loss of Randy, Deb and Carly and all. - Posted by: Laurie Lipinski (friend) on: Sep 05, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Deb and Carly. Randy was such a wonderful, funny and caring person. I first met Randy through the SAP project and remained friends with him even after we both retired from the Province of Manitoba. I will really miss meeting him for coffee and getting silly joking emails that would always make me laugh. I, like so many others, will miss him very much. - Posted by: Linda Barry (friend) on: Aug 03, 2021

  • Debbie and Carly. I just heard of Randy’s passing. I am deeply saddened and surprised to hear the sad news. Randy was a past meme et along with me on the board of directors of WHCC. Always had a good rapport with Randy. He will be missed especially his good humour and positive outlook to life. Rafik and Suzanne Abi-Saleh - Posted by: Rafik Abi-Saleh (Friend and former co-board Member Waverley Heights CC) on: Jul 28, 2021

  • My condolences to Randy's family and friends. I first met Randy when he was doing the SAP training. In my semi-retirement a mutual friend of ours let me know that Randy needed crossing-guards at St. Norbert Farmer's Market. He truly was King of bad Dad jokes. People are supposed to "walk" in a cross-"walk", so whenever he would see someone running his favorite line was "No running at the pool!!" He also liked to hold his "STOP" sign upside down and say "POTS!!". He will be missed. - Posted by: Terry DeLong (Co-worker and friend) on: Jul 23, 2021

  • We are so sorry to hear of Randy’s untimely passing. We worked with you and Randy for several years as parking lot supervisors for the Bombers and other events at the football field. We had a lot of fun in that part time retirement job. We had a nice visit with Randy at the last PAL Xmas party before covid happened. We are thinking of you in this time of loss. - Posted by: Bonnie and Chris Smith (Worked with Randy as parking lot supervisors for the Winnipeg Football Club) on: Jul 23, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy to the family. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute. With his commitment to volunteerism, he leaves a legacy of caring, compassion & kindness. It's evident that he made a difference & touched alot of lives along the way! We are grateful for his service. Wishing you all peace & comfort in the days ahead. Lynda Ruban, Canadian Cancer Society (retired) - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (Canadian Cancer Society (retired)) on: Jul 20, 2021

  • To Deb and Carly, my deepest condolences on Randy's untimely passing. I had the pleasure of working with Randy when we both took on the task of running the parking and transportation dept. for the Winnipeg Football Club. Randy was always there, helping wherever he was needed. He became a constant at all major events at IG Field, managing all parking aspects and staff on the North Side of the complex. You truly made my job so much easier with your calming presence and new innovations. You are clear, North Side Dude, you can sign off for the night. - Posted by: Kurt Barz (Co-worker) on: Jul 18, 2021

  • Brad worked with Randy for well over 30 years. I was a law Clerk for 2 different lawyer's offices for 19 years, and was very familiar with staff at LTO. Randy had a smile for everyone and an enormous heart. He will be sadly missed by by anyone who crossed his path and had time for a chat. Our most sincere condolences go out to his entire family. - Posted by: Brad and Ilona McEachern (Friend and coworker ) on: Jul 17, 2021

  • My heart is with you and I know his smile will always be missed. We started teaching and working together on the SAP project. I enjoyed teaching with him, he always made the students laugh and relax in a time that was very difficult for them. We had the opportunity to worked together a few times after that. It was always nice to have his support over the years and he would even call on me sometimes for assistants. I enjoyed the silly jokes he would send. I am so glad he had the opportunity to do the things he loved and he will always be a part of our memories when we look back on our careers. - Posted by: Wendy La Liberty (Co-worker, Province of Manitoba) on: Jul 12, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to all of Randy's family. We simply loved having Randy as part of our volunteer and crosswalk team at the St. Norbert Farmers' Market, and so appreciated his wonderful humour, and smart ideas. He will be very much missed. - Posted by: Marilyn and the Market Team (St. Norbert Farmers' Market ) on: Jul 12, 2021

  • Randy will always be remembered as the very best friend anyone could have in their lives. He was a father figure to us. Randy's sudden passing has left a large void in the lives of many people. But our fond memories of Randy will never fade. To Deb and Carly, our deepest sympathies go with you. - Posted by: Alain & Donalea Remillard (Friends and Neighbors) on: Jul 12, 2021

  • Deb; So sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you at this trying time. Remember: If one day you will want to see him again, do not look anywhere because you will never find him. If one day you will miss him, search in your heart, there you can feel him, be with him and embrace him. For the person can only be physically gone but never the life lived and the memories shared. Have faith and be strong. Cousin Rudy - Posted by: Rudy Sandness (Cousin) on: Jul 12, 2021

  • My prayers and sympathies go out to the family. I will miss Randy in the clinic. Always came in with a big great smile. RIP Randy Cathy from Riverwood Medical - Posted by: Cathy Roncin (Friend) on: Jul 11, 2021

  • My sympathy and prayers go out to family. I will miss Randy very much. I loved everytime he came in to the clinic with such a big smile. RIP Randy. Love Cathy from Riverwood Medical - Posted by: Cathy Roncin (Friend) on: Jul 11, 2021

  • My condolences to Debbie Carly and all of Randy's family. This is a sad time keep in your heart all of the wonderful memories that Randy has left us. Truly a great man and Friend has been lost. - Posted by: John Morrison (Friend) on: Jul 11, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathies to Deb and family from the Robin Hood Pole Archery Club. - Posted by: Mark Richter (friend) on: Jul 10, 2021

  • e-mail joke buddies. My condolences to the family, he will be missed. - Posted by: William EWinnington-Ingram (cousin) on: Jul 10, 2021

  • Deb and Carly, Words are so inadequate. Please know we are with you and send sincere condolences. Take care of each other. - Posted by: Catherine Brydon (Cousin on Winnington Ingram side from Ontario.) on: Jul 10, 2021

  • Deb and Carly, I’m so so sorry for your loss. Words really cannot express the pain I feel for you ❤️ Memories last forever and I know you will keep them close to your heart ❤️ - Posted by: Lynne Johnston (Cousin ) on: Jul 10, 2021

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