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Dorothy Randall

December 15, 1918 - September 3, 2009


Dorothy Randall passed away peacefully on September 3rd, 2009 at McKinney Place in Oliver, B.C. at the age of 90. Dorothy was the last surviving Farnell of her generation. Born in Collingwood, N.S. on December 15, 1918. She grew up with three brothers, Wilbert, Harold and Ira in the mining town of Springhill, N.S. She completed her RN training at Campbellton, N.B. Dorothy worked at the Springhill hospital from 1942 to November 1947 with Doctor Murray (Anne Murray”s father). She moved to Brooks, Alberta in the fall of 1947, where she met Rudy Randall. They were married September 8th 1948 in Bassano, Alberta. She stopped working as a nurse to raise a family. In 1951 they moved from Drumheller to Vancouver. In 1959 the Randall family moved to Osoyoos where they owned and operated the family orchard. In 1965 Dorothy returned to nursing at St Martin”s Hospital in Oliver after a late spring frost destroyed the peach crop. In 1967 Dorothy worked as a nurse at the Osoyoos Medical clinic for Doctors Shephard, Hamilton, and Ritchie. She retired in 1985 but continued to assist with the wellness clinics, Hobbies Club and the Alzheimer Society until her stroke in 2001. Dorothy was honoured for her service to the community with the Soroptimist Women of the Distinction Award in 1999. Dorothy was very involved with St. Anne’s Catholic Church in particular with Development and Peace. She was a member of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada in Osoyoos for 48 years.

She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, son Allan in 1980 and husband Rudy in 1998.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family including four sons, John (Milena) of Kitimat, Gordon (Joanna) of Chilliwack, Paul (Eunice) of Summerland and Stephen (Barb) of Chilliwack. Grandchildren include Chris, Teresa, Shaun, Nicholas, Shayne, Alana, Natalie, Nicole, Christine, Odanna and David. Great Grandchildren include Emillia, Winter, Sierra, Ashley, Leif, Elizabeth, Jesse, Joey, Cassie, Grant, Parker and Sherindan.

Dorothy is in God”s care and will always be in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her. Prayers will be held on Thursday evening, September 10 at 7:30 pm. at St. Anne”s Catholic Church in Osoyoos. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 11 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Rex as the celebrant. Interment to follow in the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery. A reception will be held in the lower Church hall, following interment.

The family would like to thank the staff and friends at McKinney Place for their care and companionship. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, #20-601 West Cordova St., Vancouver, V6B 1G1.
Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting Arrangements in care of Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Joseph and Claire Robichaud
Relation: Relatives of John & Melina

Our deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother.
May the memories you hold dear provide some confort
at this sad time. Your mother lived a very full life raised a
family and cared for others as well.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

From: Ann Burke-Smith
Relation: Friend of John & Melina

This brings a sympathetic prayer that you will feel God near, and that His love will help you bear the loss of one so dear, With Deepest Sympathy, The Burke-Smith Family (Ann, Jeff, Robin, Shelley)

From: Lena & Don Thompson
Relation: Nurse Aide who looked after Dorothy

Dear Randall Family,
I have known your mother for so many years when she worked in the Clinic. She was warm, compassionate and a loving nurse. Then when she came to McKinney Place it was our turn to look after her. We shall miss her smiling face, her laughter but most of all we will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and now your mother is with your father Rudy. God Bless them both.

From: Jerry and Carole Heinrich
Relation: We know John and Milena

John and Milena
Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time and may Gods strength and love surround you and your family at this time of sorrow. Please know that we love you .
Jerry and Carole Heinrich

From: Terry and Bob Hope
Relation: Niece of Dorothy and Rudy

Dear John, Gordy, Paul, Stephen and Family:

I know first hand how hard it is to lose someone special in your life and send my deepest condolences to each and every one of you. Dorothy was indeed a very special Mom, Grandmother and Aunt (in my case) and all of us will be left with happy, special and very personal memories of her. God bless you all.
Terry and Bob

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 11, 2009
Beginning at 10:30am

St. Anne''s Catholic Church
7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Interment to follow Mass with a reception afterwards in the lower church hall.

7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada


Date & Time:
September 10, 2009
Beginning at 7:30pm

St. Anne''s Catholic Church
7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Prayers will be held at 7:30 pm Thursday Sept. 10th followed by visitation.

7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:

 Alzheimer Society of BC, # 20 – 601 west Cordova St.,

Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1

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