Cooke – Randal Michael (Cookie)
It is with deep sadness that the family of Randy Cooke announce his sudden passing of a heart attack on May 17, 2014 while at a fishing tournament in Libby, Montana.
Randy was born in Goose Bay, Labrador August 29, 1952. He spent his early years in Eastern Canada, then he ventured out west where he met his very loving wife Barbara Lemmon, and they married in 1987.
He moved to Fernie in 1995 where he joined the Teck Coal family, and spent his career in Information Services. An active sportsman, Randy naturally became involved in many activities. A past Director of the Fernie Golf & Country Club, as well as memberships in the Fernie Trap Club and Fernie Pool League, where they even won a few championships. An outgoing and gregarious man, Randy treasured the friendships he made participating in all the community had to offer. His passion for fishing led him to enter fishing derbies at Flathead Lake, Kootenay Lake and Lake Koocanusa where he passed away doing what he loved to do.
Randy was a very loving husband to his wife Barbara Lemmon. Predeceased by parents Roy and Jean Cooke, brother to Michele, Jeff (Karine), Jamie (Anna) and Liane (Pat), father of Michael Verhelst (Michelle) and Allison Barton (Andrew), and uncle to Chris, Ben and Tyler.
Randy will be deeply missed by many, but his warmth will live on in our hearts. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel”. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.
“The Eagle Has Landed”