Forever in Our Hearts
Randy Thomas Blimkie aka “Chopper”
Nov.23, 1958 – May 2, 2021It 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.
GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN….
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 gone...how can I go on...how 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 together...you, unseen but always with me. But our Eleven was not enough...will never be enough and you will always be my perfect Eleven.