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HEDQUIST, Randall “Randy”

June 22, 1946 – August 27, 2011

Randall “Randy” Hedquist, beloved husband of Donna of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the age of 65 years.

Randy is survived by his loving wife of thirty-seven years Donna; daughters, Cathy and Lindsey (Luca); grandson Alessio; and brother Ken. He is also survived by his in laws, Gary and Yvonne, Barb and Tom, Rose and Billy, Paula and Ted, Lillian, Joe and Cynthia, Frank and Pam, Joanne and Perry, Robert and Liz, and Paul and Sherry. Randy was predeceased by his parents Jean and Arnold. A loving thank you to all our family and friends for their support.

A Celebration of Randy’s Life will be held by the family at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross Society, Southern Alberta Region, 2nd Floor, 1305 – 11th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 3P6, Telephone: (403) 541-6100, www.redcross.ca.

In living memory of Randy Hedquist, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Gary and Yvonne :

    Donna, Cathy and Lindsey

    We know that the past 10 months have been very difficult on the whole family. Since Randy got sick last Oct. We have remembered so many happy times together: from our many trips to your place in Toronto in the 70’s, to the times when we all got together at home in Carbonear, to our visits to Calgary and our golf games. And there were many more. Randy was not only a brother-in-law, he was a good friend and there is no doubt that he will be missed. We are sad to lose Randy but we are happy that he is finally out of his pain. God bless all of you.

    Gary and Yvonne

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  2. Paul & Donna O'Grady :

    Sending our condolences to Donna & Family on the passing of Randy. Thinking of you at this time.

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  3. Lillian Crawford :

    Donna & family, Randy was loved by everyone who knew him. I have many happy memories of him and am glad I got to spend a few days with him last Christmas. Your happy memories will help you get through the difficult time ahead. Randy was a wonderful man and will not be forgotten!

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  4. Donna,Cathy Lindsey and Luca. I can Only imagine the pain you are all going through right now. But know in your hearts how very much you are all loved and our hearts are with you all. Family is a very important part of everyones lives and Randy will always be in our hearts and minds and will always be missed. He was an amazing man. We will all remember him in our own special way. All my prayers are with you all right now in this sad time of your lives. All our love Paula, Ted and Family. We love you.

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  5. Hello,
    I am very sorry to hear of Randy’s [Rudy’s] passing. I called him that as a nick name because he so instilled that actor in the movie Rudy. Always a fighter for the cause, free to offer advise. I hope he passed, with no pain. I’ll miss him very much. Take care of yourselve…
    Brian

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  6. Carol and Larry Fedun :

    Donna, Cathy and Lindsay,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Randy’s keen sense of humor and his ability to strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere!
    He will be truly missed but never forgotten…God Bless

    Carol & Larry

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  7. George Copeland :

    Dear Donna, Cathy and Lindsey,
    There is always a sense of sadness when someone you knew so well passes on.
    Randy and I worked together a lot with the City of Calgary. Whether it was at work, driving him home, helping him move or just having coffee I always enjoyed his company.
    Randy will always be in ours memories.
    Our sincere thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you.
    George and Norrean Copeland

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  8. Perry And Joanne :

    Donna,Cathy,Lindsey
    There are no words that can express the sorrow in our hearts.But the memories will surpass all the sorrow as we remember him every day.
    Love from Perry Joanne and Family

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  9. Cindy and Jason MacNaughton :

    Lindsey, Cathy and Aunt Donna,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Randy will be missed dearly. I feel so blessed to have had him in my life. He was an awesome uncle and we were lucky to have him in the family. We cant imagine what you are going through, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Cindy and Jason

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  10. Shawn MacDougall :

    The news of Randy’s passing came as a shock. m sure the many memories he provided will bring both laughter and tears to the people he touched. My condolences to his family and friends. May he now rest in peace.

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  11. Peter& Marie Esau Airdrie AB :

    I worked with Randy for many years and he was a great Friend. God Bless all.

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  12. Sherry & Fred Chappell :

    Donna, Cathy and Lindsay,

    We are so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Randy was such a special person and we know that this will be such a hard time for all of you.

    Our deepest sympathy,
    Sherry and Fred Chappell

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  13. Kelly, Joy, Bill, Ross & Tracy (City of Calgary) :

    Donna & Family,
    We all had the pleasure of working with Randy over the years and we are very saddened to hear of his passing. Randy was a very nice man with a great sense of humor and we will always remember him this way. While there are no words to help ease your loss that you bear know that you are close in every thought and prayer. Randy RIP.

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  14. Donna, Cathy & Lindsey – I am truly saddened to hear of your loss, this hits me hard as I used to see a lot of my dad in Randy, the similarities were uncanny. Unfortunately, they both ended up with the same nasty condition and passed at the same age. My heart goes out to all of you as I know too well how difficult it has been. Randy was a wonderful guy and will be truly missed.

    My deepest sympathy,
    Debbie

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  15. Aunt Donna, Cathy, Lindsey & Luca
    Uncle Randy was a great man, a wonderful husband, devoted father & grandfather, not to mention awesome uncle.

    Luckily for me moving to BC meant I was able to see Aunt Donna and Uncle Randy much more than living in Newfoundland. I am very thankful for this, even if it was a quick visit on the way to the airport.

    Uncle Randy had a very warm and inviting way about him. He made Yannick feel like part of the family right away (it worked out good because they were the first of the family to meet him. So there was a good report to mom and dad)
    He will certainly be missed. We lost a great man, but heaven gained a wonderful angel!
    Laura & Yannick

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  16. Jackie Portsmouth :

    Lindsey and family,

    We are sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you even though we can’t be there. May the Good Lord be with all of you through this time of sorrow.

    Jackie and daughter Emma

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  17. Gloria and Dave White, :

    Donna Cathy and Lindsey

    We were so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

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  18. Cathy & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Hope you find comfort in knowing he is at peace.

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  19. Rose Crawford :

    Dear Madonna and Family,

    I am deeply sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. The few times I met Randy I was impressed by his cheerful personality. He was always the gentleman! Your loss is great but I pray that time-the great healer- will help you all as you adjust to the absence of such a good husband and father in your lives.

    My sympathy and prayers are with you all.
    Aunt Rose.

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  20. Jerome & Sheila Crawford :

    Donna & Family: Thinking about you all during this time of loss and sadness. When we think of Randy we remember a person who passed on laughter and cheer to everyone he touched. We will remember you in our thoughts and prayers.

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  21. Lucy Chisholm (Crawford) :

    Donna, Cathy and Lindsey,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May your memories of him be cherished forever.

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  22. Donna, Cathy, Lindsey and family as well as Ken.
    It is with a heavy heart that we send our condolences. Randy was a great friend and brother in-law and he will be missed deeply. The days ahead will be trying for all of you but you will get throught it day by day. I am so glad we got to spend some time with Randy back in April. This time will always be cherished in our hearts. Randy was always a family man and he loved all of you very deeply. His love for you will help you in the days that follow. Just remember he will always be in your hearts. We will always love and remember him.

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  23. Donna, Cathy, and Lindsey

    I’m sorry I can’t be there in person to offer my condolences. I was at your wedding and the good impression I got of Randy then ran through all those years that I have known him. He was truly a pleasant person in whose company one always felt comfortable and at ease. Your loss is great,indeed. I will be thinking about you all and praying for you all during this period of mourning.
    My deepest sympathy!

    Aunt Joan

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  24. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. I knew Randy with my time as a City employee and Randy always had a smile on his face and a nice thing to say, he is missed by all who he had touched.

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  25. Sorry for your loss. Randy always took the time to talk to me when we would cross paths at work. He always had a smile and something funny to say. He will be remembered for this…good man gone to soon.

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  26. Joe & Cynthia Crawford and family :

    The Hedquist family,
    Words alone cannot express our sympathy on the untimely death of your beloved husband, father, brother and friend. To say that his time with us was far too short is an understatement. The reality is that Randy will be surely missed by all who knew and loved him.
    No doubt the outpouring of sympathy you have received since Randy’s parting has been of some consolation. Hopefully it will serve as a reminder to you of how well-loved and liked he was.
    We have many fond memories or Randy and Donna’s visits home to Newfoundland over the previous few years, many evenings spent reminiscing over times together.
    I hope that you and your family will find peace and comfort in knowing that his suffering is over and that his just rewards await him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time
    Joe, Cynthia Crawford and Family

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  27. Paul&Sherry and family :

    Donna, Cathy and Lindsey
    It is with heavy hearts we send our deepest condolences.Memories of
    Randy will never fade in the heart and minds of the people who knew him.Words do not express our saddness of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.Paul,Sherry
    and family

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  28. I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to you, Donna, and your entire family.

    I will be with you in Spirit.

    Your friend, always, Sandy

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  29. Samantha Paulson (Edna) :

    Thank you Lindsey for letting me know this happened!! I’m feeling very very sad inside! Your parents were second parents to me growing up and your dad was always so great! He was so funny, teaching us the “UNG” language and the name’s he made up for us! I can hear him and your mom in their Newfie accents getting mad at us about something, right now like it was yesterday! The problem with life is that people grow a part and time’s like this make me sad that I wasn’t able to see him before he passed! Thank you Randy and Donna for ALWAYS being a great support growing up I do love you both and always will! Lindsey you are still my sister for life! Cathy xoxox! Sam

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  30. Don & Terry Kovacs :

    Donna,Cathy,Lindsey,Luca
    There are no words to console you at this time but know that Randy is at peace and watching over all of you with a big smile. He touched so many people and will be loved and remembered by all he met.Our love,prayers and best wishes go out to you and the family.

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  31. Lucille & Bob White :

    Donna, Cathy & Lindsey

    We are very sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. He will live in your hearts each and every day and the time you have spent together can never be taken away from you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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  32. Mike & Elandra Janzen :

    Donna & family:

    Our heartfelt condolences to all of you at this very difficult time.

    Even though we only knew Randy a short time, he touched us very deeply, and we
    will miss his great wit and charm greatly.

    Know that we are thinking of all of you…

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  33. Donna, Cathy, and Lindsey

    My deepest sympathy on Randy’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him on some of his visits to Nfld and recall fondly his warm friendly and welcoming smile. May you find comfort in your cherished memories. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

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  34. Uncle Don & Aunt Eva Gale. Calgary :

    Our love & sympathy for your great loss go to Donna, Cathy, Lindsey and brother Ken. We have known and loved Randy since he was a baby. He was always one of our favorite nephews & for a short time lived with us after leaving Kimberly. He was also a valued employee of our company before starting his long career with the city. You will always have a special place in our hearts and memories, Randy. Love from Don, Eva, Julie & Brent

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  35. Barb Ames City of Calgary & CUPE :

    Donna and Family!
    I’m so very sorry to hear of Randy’s passing! Randy was always smiling at work and could make you laugh when you least expected it. He was very committed to making improvements for all workers and I had the pleasure of sharing in that work during Randy’s time given to the labour movement! Randy will always be remembered as being such a wonderful person to be around. My heart goes out to you and your family!

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  36. Steve and Michelle Crawford :

    Our deepest sympathies. We’ll always remember our trips out west and how he was able to lighten up a room and make our visits fun and enjoyable.

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  37. Glenda Childress :

    Have just heard about Randy, tho I know him by swede. I met him on the Tiger poker website, and he was a sweet man, and quite a gentleman..He loved his family so much. I’m so sorry to hear about this and it is quite a shock. My prayers are with his family, tho I know it has been a while, but sometimes things pass more smoothly with prayer. Sleep well my friend

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