Forever in Our Hearts

Randy Thomas Blimkie aka “Chopper”

Nov.23, 1958 – May 2, 2021

  It is with profound sadness that the family of Randy Blimkie announce his peaceful passing on May 2nd, 2021 at the age of 62 years. He is predeceased by his parents Bernard and Betty Fay Blimkie. (Proctor maiden name) He is survived by his dedicated wife Barbara. Loved father of Kelly (Joel), Cassie Fay, Darian and step children Monique (Preston), Ryan (Tanya). Loving grandfather of Conner, Riley. Lovingly remembered by his brother Rick (Nancy), Nephews and Niece Dane, Melissa & Ryan. He will also be forever remembered by so many dear friends. He worked in the drywall business for many years and enjoyed travelling as well as giving his time to helping others. It is difficult to try and capture someone's life in a few lines and, that is especially true for someone as loved as Randy. His battled with cancer in the last year showed his courage, strength, faith and bravery in facing this challenge with grace and positivity. He was a great friend to many. His infectious personality and sense of humor was enjoyed by all who met him. Always happy to listen and always happy to give. Randy passed away peacefully at home with his wife Barbara. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: 1. Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care OR 2. St. Michael's Homes Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 23, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity of your choice in memory of your loved one or by sending flowers to the funeral home.    


Your smiling way and pleasant face; Are a pleasure to recall; You had a kind and positive word for each; And died beloved by all.

I watched you suffer, day by day; It caused me bitter grief; To see you slowly pine away; And could not give relief. Your troubled nights are past; And in my aching heart I know; you have found sweet rest at last.

God knows how much I miss you; He counts the tears I shed; And whispers, "I know you are sad and miss him dearly but take comfort in knowing he is finally pain free” Someday, I shall see the face I loved so well. Someday, we will hold hands again; And never to part again..


Our Dance with Eleven

If I had Eleven wishes they would all be for our fingers to be forever entwined as we walk along beaches leaving footprints in the sand. I would wish for Eleven more wishes and each would be for Eleven more seconds to laugh with you...Eleven more minutes to hear your voice...Eleven more hours to plan Eleven more days to explore Eleven more weeks to dream of Eleven more months to spend Eleven more years and Eleven more lifetimes with you.

In actions you were a force of kindness, love and compassion....always giving of yourself, asking for nothing You upheld and exemplified God...commandments you gladly honored You symbolized responsibility, law, and strength - the epitome of obedience to authority higher than self...

You gave me all that I needed to live in harmony and peace

Every day of our Eleven nourished me with food for my soul - your death has left me hungry and weak...but you told me to go on I am choked by oceans of tears...but you told me to be strong. Our love was sublime and devine, sacred and absolute...blessed, we shared it for Eleven...

So how will I exist for another Eleven years without you when I cannot fathom Eleven seconds with you can I go can I be strong...

Our Eleven was not enough...they felt like short months not years So if I had one wish, I would wish for Eleven more wishes and each would be for Eleven more wishes to keep you here with me for countless more than only Eleven. But I will be strong and carry on with you in the Elevens of thousands of memories of us that fills me with joy.

And I will retrace our fingers entwined, unseen but always with me.  But our Eleven was not enough...will never be enough and you will always be my perfect Eleven.

OH 04/28/2020



Burial / Entombment / Cremation


July 09, 2021
Anna Chin
Paul and Randy only knew each other briefly. They met in the hospital when Paul needed someone to talk to about the same operation, that was Randy's. After speaking they became two peas in a pod living life to the fullest. They laughed watched sports and swiped drinks an snacks from the off limit pantry. From the comments I've read Randy liked helping others and that's a fact he sure helped Paul. Barb it took me a while to write because it brought back memories of the hard final days of two men who just loved life. Hold on to the great memories my friend and laugh at the bad. Most of all be strong and let's live for them.
May 20, 2021
Kim Beattie
Have not seen Chopper for years, but we played football together at RCI and he was a hell of a snooker player and a real gentleman. Rest in peace.
May 13, 2021
Tommy Tse
Deepest condolences to you Barb and the rest of the family. Gone too soon but you guys set the bar on living life to its fullest. Back when we were still working in the office, we would joke that it seemed like you were going on vacation every other month. Take care!
May 13, 2021
Nelson Fernandes
Never got to meet him in person but through the pics and Barbs stories, I believe he was a wonderful man and its my loss that I never got a chance to shake his hand. Rest in peace, Randy.
May 08, 2021
Raj Shoan
Our love and thoughts are with you, Barb, during this difficult time. Randy was a wonderful person and he will be missed by all.
May 07, 2021
PS : forgot the word "EATING" before grin , sorry , getting old and couldn't see through the tears
May 07, 2021
Barb I am so very sorry for your loss . I know my brother had nothing but love and respect for you . Not only were you there to share the last years together but you were there minute by minute at the end which gave him the comfort and peace he needed . I thank you with all my heart . Randy was the epitome of being human that we should all mimic , we are not perfect & never will be . My brother would take two steps forward and one back but always moving forward and along his journey holding out his hand to help others in so many ways . I was and will always be proud of my brother and his accomplishments and will never forget his big %^& grin and enjoyment of life . Love Richard
May 07, 2021
Sending my condolences to each of you (Barbara) during this time. The Lord will see you through the difficult days ahead. XO Fiona
May 07, 2021
Jeanette & Simon Tavernier
Randy was a great person and a true gentleman. He always had a smile for you and an infectious laugh. His dedication to helping others was indicative of his personality and he was brave and courageous to the end. Barb, we lovingly remember your wedding and the absolute joy you both portrayed on that day. Every time you were together the love and happiness were obvious to everyone. We have wonderful memories from our bbq, evenings, enjoying concerts and singing and dancing in our seats with you and Randy.
May 07, 2021
Elaine Reyes
Thinking of you in your sadness Barb. You and Randy had a special love and it was obvious to all who saw you together. It was an inspiration to see how happy and dedicated you were to each other. Randy's laughter and joy of life will be sadly missed, he left us too early. Love Elaine