August 5, 1949 – September 1, 2018
Randy (Leonard Randolph) Midgett was born on August 5, 1949 in the Meadow Lake Hospital and died September 1, 2018 in Meadow Lake Hospital, after a long struggle with strokes and kidney failure. The funeral was held September 8, 2018 at Meadow Lake Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Curtis Klassen officiating.
Randy was predeceased by his parents: Weldon and Alice Midgett.
He is survived by sons: Kevin (Stacey) and their children: Declan, Caleb, Phoebe and Enna; Bradley (Monica) and children: Chance, Natalia, Keyanna, Natasha, Hunter and Ryder. He is also survived by sisters: Cecil Midgett; Ronnie (Dennis) Dovich; brothers: Lesley (Joyce); Wesley (Connie); and eight nieces and nephews.
Randy grew up on the family farm in the Rabbit Ridge area and attended Rabbit Ridge School until 1964 when he entered Carpenter High School in Meadow Lake, SK where he graduated in 1967. He attended Alberta Bible College in Calgary, AB for a term before leaving for a job driving huge ore trucks in a strip mine near Whitehorse, YT.
In 1970, he enlisted in the air division of the armed forces (he was later transferred to the army division) as a vehicle technician and trained in Cornwallis, NS. He was posted first to Calgary, then to various places from Alert in the Arctic Circle to Comox on Vancouver Island and several other bases throughout Canada. In 1975, he served with the Canadian United Nation Peace Keeping Force in the Golan Heights, then returned for a second term of duty in 1976.
In 1975, he entered a marriage of 27 years with Reba Hakes. Two sons, Kevin and Bradley, soon joined the family.
In 1990, Randy left the Armed Forces with the rank of Sergeant and moved his family back to Meadow Lake where he worked at a couple of jobs until failing health prevented further employment.
He spent his last couple of years in Enriched Housing. A long struggle with strokes and failing kidneys weakened him. He chose not to enter dialysis treatment and went to be with his Lord September 1.
Randy was very thankful for the wonderful care he received from doctors and nurses in hospital, as well as the very kind workers at Enriched Living.
We, his family, also appreciate the care he received and thank staff at both institutions for all they did to make him comfortable and his passing peaceful. Thank you and may God bless you as you continue providing such care.