Randy Burdette March 2, 2024

Randy Burdette – Of Francis Lake, passed suddenly on Saturday March 2, 2024 at the age of 60 years. He was the son of Dorothy Rydall Burdette and the late Raymond Burdette. Randy was predeceased by a brother, Raymee, in 2018. Randy was born February 11th, 1964 in West Virginia, USA. Randy’s maternal grandparents were Elmer and Laura Rydall, of Wiarton. He completed his higher education in Lindsay, Ontario. He loved friends, family, music, fishing, and cooking. He found his real joy in the last 10 years of his life as he trained his Golden Retriever to be a Therapy Dog, and together they made life brighter for senior care homes as they worked together. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family in the US and Canada. Private family arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Randy’s Life will be held at a later date. Donations to the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

Private family arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Randy’s Life will be held at a later date.


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    Bill Clifford says

    Cousin Dorothy. Just read of the death of your son Randy. So sad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Cousin Bill and Pat

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    Deborah Boekestein says

    My condolences. Randy was a good friend. I will miss our weekly visits. Rest in peace my friend XO

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    Donna Barber says

    Dorothy , my heart just broke hearing this news, I loved my chats with Randy and him keeping in touch with me since ray passed, your boys I know will be together and watch over you, plz reach out you need anything, I’m so so sorry to hear this news

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    Nathan Brogna says

    I’m going to really miss you brother. You helped me learn so much. Ever since we met 5 years ago (almost to the day) while sharing a locker at 7 acres we’ve got along. Your counsel, opinions and kindness will truly be missed. I’ll see you when I get to the other side brother. Until then.

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    Gary and Marg Tambling says

    Dottie. We are so sorry to hear about Randy. He obviously was a good man. Please accept our sympathy at this sad time. YOu are in our thoughts.
    Gary and Marg Tambling

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    Rhonda Richards says

    Randy was alot of fun to work with.He taught me the skill of packing a food cart to make your trips to the patients rooms.I am still in a state of shock as probably everyone is.Very sorry for your loss.Going to miss Aaron.So very sorry to the whole family.God bless all of you.

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    Gregory Boone says

    I am so saddened by the loss of such a great spirited guy. I loved growing up with Randy and Raymond and enjoying our shenanigans in the neighborhood and into adulthood. You will be so truly missed.

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    Diane Barbini says

    Dear Dorothy,
    Our hearts hurt for you at this difficult time. May the warm memories of the Burdette men bring you comfort in the days ahead. Randy is now in the arms of his father and brother.
    Hugs and much love from
    Diane & Anne Farrow

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    Chris Desmond says

    Randy and i became friends in high school, he headed to Canada after graduation and I joined the Navy. We kept in contact over the years. Randy was always an uplifting spirit among our friends. He was always insightful, thoughtful and a friend to everyone he touched. He was a great hunter and fisherman, but a horrible banjo player:)
    The world is a lesser place without Randy in it with us. But take heart that he will love on…and always be in our thoughts, hearts and memories.
    Chris Desmond

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    Larry & Karen Buchanan says

    Dorothy: So sorry to hear about Randy!
    We could not believe it. We would love to chat sometime and get up to date.
    We miss seeing you. Your Mom and Dad and the whole Rydall family mean so much to us.
    With the Passing of John recently we have been brought to the reality that we must take time
    for each other and share while we still have time.
    We send our Love and Prayers.
    May the good memories you have be a strength to you in the days ahead.
    Blessings Karen & Larry Buchanan

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    Jenn Mckay says

    My thoughts and prayers and deepest condolences to family and friends of Randy. It breaks my heart that you were taken from us so suddenly. I am still processing that you are gone. I am going to miss our chats and hikes with Aaron and Sammy ????????????.
    RIP my hippy friend, your smile and huge heart will be missed.
    ♥️ Jenn and Sammy

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    Rob Gaul says

    Rest easy Brother.❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    Bonnie Quarry says

    I am going to miss you my friend we started at 7acer together and stayed in touch I wish could still come fishing bud I miss you so much you taught me alot about my dog blue thank you l love you forever

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    Wendy Henderson says

    Dear Dottie, very sad that you are again experiencing a heart wrenching loss. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you.

    Greg and Wendy Henderson and Mel Rydall

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    Bryan Jack says

    Dear Dottie, We are so sorry for your loss. We’re sure you have many wonderful memories that you will cherish forever. We pray that Our Lord will wrap his loving arms around you & comfort you at this difficult time. Blessings & much love to you, Bryan & Debbie Jack & family.

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    Sarah S says

    I m saddened to hear this news of Randy’s passing. I worked with him at a retirement home in Wiarton. Such a sweetheart. It was blessing to meet him. His puppy dog was so sweet too. He was a happy, kind man. May he rest in peace

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    Lisa Hurley says

    My condolences to all of Randy’s family & friend’s. Randy was such a light, and will be greatly missed. I was a co-worker/friend of Randy & Erin. My dogs and I got to spend quite bit of time out at the lake with them both…..boy did we all have fun! Randy always wore a smile, & was filled laughter, kindness & incredable stories. I’m so thankful for the time my dogs and I got spend with you & Erin.
    Rest easy my animal loving hippie friend.
    The boys & I will miss you dearly

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    Glenys Johnson says

    Dear Dorothy, Please accept my sincere sympathy as you mourn the loss of Randy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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