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Randall Isaac Penner

September 28, 1985 - August 24, 2021

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Randall was loved by so many people. Do you know how some people just make you feel loved and accepted for exactly who you are? Who would drop everything to help you with moving, spend time with you when you are down, and just make sure that you are OK? That was Randall. His heart was giant, and he was generous with everyone he ever met. It’s impossible that his smile will never light up a room again.

It is with broken hearts that the family of Randall is sharing the news of his unexpected & tragic passing on August 24, 2021. Randall is survived by his parents, Diane and Wally Penner, his sister Kerry (Sean) and brother Justin (Britney).

Randall was born on September 28, 1985 in Nelson, and has lived here for most of his life. The summer that Randall was born was one of the worst fire seasons that B.C. had seen to date – his Dad, Wally, spent that summer fighting fires near Invermere nearly missing Randall’s birth. Throughout his life Randall worked many different jobs in the Kootenays and spent the last summer of his life fighting wildfires with Debri Resources. He was a very hard worker, a natural leader, and always tried his best. He was very proud of the work he did protecting people & communities.

Randall came into this world full of opinions. Even as a toddler he had opinions on exactly how his socks should fit. Randall was raised on an acreage in Blewett and spent his summers at the family cabin in Renata. Both places were home to him. His childhood was full of adventures in the forest & on the lake with his brother and sister, learning to hunt and fish with his dad, and riding his mountain bike, motor bike, and skateboard. Randall’s love of fishing never diminished – he could often be found trolling on the Kootenay Lake or Arrow Lake. One of the ways Randall showed his love for others was through cooking and sharing amazing food. His ribs & apple crisp with lemon sauce were not to be missed. Much to the delight of everyone who partook, in the last year Randall dedicated his spare time to creating the perfect smoked sausage. Throughout his life Randall loved animals, especially his little dogs Hunter & Cash.

Randall will live forever in the hearts and minds of his family and friends.

The family would like to thank everyone who has reached out and shared their quirky and special stories of how Randall touched their lives. Please continue to share your stories and memories of Randall with us. We are so grateful for your support, and knowing that you are here with us makes the pain a little more bearable.

Due to Covid-19 there will be a celebration of life planned for a later date where those who knew & loved Randall will have the opportunity to share memories & stories and grieve in community. The family deeply regrets that this celebration cannot happen now.

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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Megan McLaren
Relation: Friend

Dear Diane, Wally and family

It is with the deepest sorrow that I extend these condolences to you. I will always remember Randall fondly, and as part of the McLaren family. He was loved by us all. Jordan’s heart is truly broken, as Randall was like a brother to him. Randall was one of the first to befriend Jordan when we moved to Nelson from Victoria.

I’m sure my dad was there to welcome Randall into heaven, as he loved him too.

You are all in my prayers.

With love,

Megan

From: Joe Melo

Dear Justin, Kerry, Diane and Wally,

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Although I only met Randall a couple of times, I know how loved he was by his friends and family. The stories Lauren tells of growing up with him always bring a smile to people’s faces. May he rest peacefully in a better place.

From: Maya Jonker
Relation: Cousin

Miss you lots cousin! So thankful you’re with Jesus now and I can’t wait to see you again one day and drink all the chocolate milk ever!❤️

From: Gail Jameson
Relation: friend

Randall you are going to be missed by many people. I will remember all of the sudden drop ins you did at the house. I can still remember telling you to pull your pants up hahaha How about all the white paint you had on your body after you and James made the images of your bodies in the garage. Gone but not forgotten and please have a good visit with Randy and Gordie. Love you. Love your other mom, Gail.

From: Patsy Wright
Relation: I’ve known Wally for years.

I’m SO very sorry to hear of your sons passing. Please know you’ll be in the prayers of many.

From: Rocky Allen
Relation: Worked with his Dad Wally at Columbia Basin Trust

Wally and Family,

Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Losing any family member is difficult and more so with a child. Having gone through it ourselves we are confident that your family,like ours, did everything you could with your son/brother while he was here and he will carry those memories with him to the next plane.
Take care my friend and look after yourself and your family.

Rocky and Virginia

From: Jamie Chan

Dear Diane, Wally, Kerry, Justin and family
My deepest condolences.
Randall was a light , a fiery ball of energy with a ready smile . I remember well how he kept us entertained on girl guide car trips . His smile and laughter brightened every outing . In later years I would often run into Randall in unlikely places . The best western in Kelowna . In a airport etc.
He also had a ready smile and a hug.
My heart goes out to you all .

From: Al Auringer

So sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep your in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

From: Hollie Wheeler

Dear Diane Wally and Family
There are no words to use that cover the journey a family experiences when someone so dear to you leaves this life unexpectedly and suddenly. Our wish for you. in time to find comfort and peace.
With love and Hugs from Hollie, Sam, Issac and Simon Lazenby

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Due to Covid-19 there will be a celebration of life planned for a later date where those who knew & loved Randall will have the opportunity to share memories & stories and grieve in community. The family deeply regrets that this celebration cannot happen now.

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The family would like to thank everyone who has reached out and shared their quirky and special stories of how Randall touched their lives. Please continue to share your stories and memories of Randall with us. We are so grateful for your support, and knowing that you are here with us makes the pain a little more bearable.

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