Randy Sisco, age 48, passed away suddenly and peacefully at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., on Thursday, July 27, 2000.
Randy was the son of Bernice (Neilson) and the late Paul Sisco.
Randy loved nature and gardening, and with his keen eyesight he became an expert on all wildlife in the area. His happiest times were spent on the four wheeler or in his truck, and he always had a happy child or children with him. Going to watch his nephews and the neighbour boys play hockey was a great enjoyment for “uncle” Randy.
Minor Hockey was a great love of his. He worked hard for Ice for Kids, and served as manager and convener for the Minor Hockey Association. Randy loved carving, and he donated many of his beautiful decoys to Ducks Unlimited.
The World Wildlife Federation in Regina, selected two of his carvings for auction where Randy was introduced to Prince Philip. Randy was also named Citizen of the Year for Alberton Township for his work.
Randy was a modest man, and would have been embarrassed that the impact of his passing would so deeply affect the neighbourhood he loved.
Randy helped raise the children of the neighbourhood, and he will be greatly missed by those who knew, loved and admired him.
Randy is survived by his sister, Brenda (Lynn) Richardson, and Paula (Ernie) Tibold, all of Devlin, and his brothers, Clint and friend Kathy Oakes, and Ken (Brenda) Sisco all of Fort Frances. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 31, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Stratton United Church in Stratton, Ont. Pastor Pat White officiated with interment in Pineridge Cemetery in North Branch, Ont.
Visitation was held Sunday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ont.
The pallbearers were Clint Sisco, Ken Sisco, Lynn Richardson, Ernie Tibold, Gordon Sisco, Dan Livingston and Clint Sisco Jr.
The honourary pallbearers were Frank Redford, Donny Manty, Bob Wilson, Tom Koski, Raymond Roy, Kim Roy, Ed Wiersema, “Bud” Colleen Wiersema, and all his nieces and nephews.
In memoriam donations may be made to “Ice for Kids”, 828 Sixth St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 1W9.