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E. Randy Blaney

Date of Death: January 14, 2023


At age 72, after the recent traumatic loss of his son Bret, and then his mom, Phyllis, Randy’s declining health further deteriorated and he passed away on January 14, 2023.


Randy was born in Victoria, BC and after graduating from Oak Bay High, he had a 35-year career in Public Service.  He retired to the Cowichan Valley from Sidney, BC, where his family was raised.


In retirement, he enjoyed being with his beloved grandchildren, working on his project car and part-time work, particularly his last job driving for Budget Duncan.


Randy leaves behind a loving immediate family, a large extended family, long-time friends, including past and present co-workers.

He will be so dearly missed.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jessica and Michael Derkatch
Relation: Daughters’ friend

We are so sorry for your loss of a loving husband and father. May memories of him keep him alive and smiling

From: Toni Gill
Relation: First cousin. His mother and mine were sisters.

I was devastated to hear the news. Randy and I had a special connection as cousins. He had a big heart and a great sense of humor. We never seen each other very often, but when we got together, it was just like no time had passed. He will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to his wife and daughter, whom he greatly loved. Resp in Peace my friend.

From: Bev Murphy

So sorry for your loss. Heartbreaking to hear of Randy’s passing.

From: Jayne Mann
Relation: Worked together at Budget

I knew Randy for a short time but enjoyed working with him. My condolences goes out to his family. Rest In Peace.

From: Kenna Blair & Christopher LeFort
Relation: Friend

Susie and Family – Christopher and myself are totally heart-broken on hearing of Randy’s death! He was a wonderful soul and I can assure you he will be missed! Lovely person and we are certain you will have fabulous memories of his wicked humour! We are so shocked and sorry for all of you! You and all your family will be forever in our thoughts!

From: The Middle Kid
Relation: He was my Dad

Thank You For Being My Dad

Thank you for the tree frogs when you mowed the lawn
Thank you for the popcorn made in the pot
Thank you for the motorcycle rides/lessons
Thank you for being honest with me
Thank you for your unwavering sense of justice
Thank you for the impeccable way you/we print
Thank you for taking my Bobcats T-ball team to the championships
Thank you for sharing your Hawkins Cheezies
Thank you for modelling commitment, loyalty, and perseverance
Thank you for trying to protect me
Thank you for sharing your special cheeses, especially the ones from Ireland
Thank you for playing the Beach Boys, Ian Tyson, Herman’s Hermits, Ohio Express
Thank you for all of the amazing gifts you gave me growing up (my skateboard, Optimus Prime, Zippo lighters)
Thank you for being proud of my accomplishments
Thank you for our amazing Dollar Store
Thank you for the family vacations to Kelowna, Disneyland, Lake Sammamish
Thank you for always staying connected
Thank you for being my Dad(io).

*I love you Mom & Den*

From: David & Linda Grist
Relation: friend

We are shocked and sad of Randys passing. I am thinking about and remembering the times spent with Randy in his late teens and early 20s and our mutual love of cars and bikes. Unfortunately we lost track of him over the years. Always a great guy. Thanks for the memories!

From: Herb Magee
Relation: Friends through high school.

I was shocked to hear of Randy’s passing. He and became close friends in our late teens while attending Oak Bay High and into our early twenties. Life got in the way and we lost contact with each other. He will be missed.

From: M. Naylor

From first meeting the Blaneys over four decades ago they always made us feel welcome. What I always remember about Randy was his positive attitude. Only one time on a bad health day did I hear him down. That is such a nice legacy to have family and friends remember. Wanting to express my sympathy and love today.

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