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KOTT, Randal “Randy” Edward

Posted By Obits On October 28, 2015 @ 4:25 PM In Obituary | 36 Comments

February 14, 1956 – Edmonton, Alberta
October 26, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Randal “Randy” Edward Kott LLB, beloved husband of Valerie Kott (nee Doyle) and father to Emily of Calgary, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015 at the age of 59 years.

Randy was a Barrister/Solicitor with his own private practice specializing in real estate law. He has always been very active in the Calgary community at large. He was a current board member of the Calgary Drop In Center as well as the Calgary Women’s Soccer Association. Randy was also an active member of the Early Bird Club. Randy loved his winter activity of curling. He loved watching his beloved soccer team Newcastle United and baseball team the Detroit Tigers.

Randy was a long serving board member of the Calgary Co-op with over twenty years of service. He earned a diploma of Applied Arts in Radio Broadcasting from SAIT, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Calgary. He earned his law degree at the University of Windsor in 1987. He received his call to the Alberta Bar Association as well as the BC Law Association. Randy was proud to have received a certificate from the Wharton/Spencer Stuart Directors’ Institute. He operated a very successful law practice specializing in real estate. Over the years he was a part time instructor with the Calgary Real Estate Board and Mount Royal University. Randy was a past director of the Calgary Cooperative Memorial Society. Randy and Emily were great travellers and loved to explore the world together.

Randy is survived by his loving wife Valerie; daughter Emily; parents Edward and Martha; sister and brother-in-law Lauren and Yuri; and numerous family and friends. He is also missed by his two favourite feline boys, Cooper and Jackpot.

Grief never ends… but it changes.
It’s a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith.
It’s the price of love.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Randy may be made directly to the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre, 1 Dermot Baldwin Way S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0P8, Attention: Donations, Telephone: 403-699-8269, www.thedi.ca or to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: 403-205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca.

In living memory of Randy Kott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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Condolence from Maria Train on October 28th, 2015 4:52 PM

Valerie and Emily,

My heart is breaking, Randy was an amazing person with a heart of gold and I had the pleasure of being his teammate last year, a memory that will last a life time. My prayers and thoughts to you both.


Condolence from Brian and Patsy on October 28th, 2015 5:50 PM

Our hearts ache for you Valerie and Emily. One more angel in heaven. All our love.

Condolence from Katie Sharkey on October 28th, 2015 5:58 PM

Valerie and Emily,

We are so sorry for your loss and wish we were there to help you with this terrible time. Just know that you are both in our prayers and there is now an incredible group of angels watching over us <3

Love Katie and Spencer

Condolence from Donelda Wood on October 28th, 2015 6:22 PM

Valerie and family please except my sincere condolences.

Donelda Wood, Charlottetown

Condolence from Priscilla and Bob Sharkey-Spurgeon on October 28th, 2015 6:35 PM

Valerie and Emily,
We are so sorry for your loss. Know that we are thinking about you both this week. Cherish and celebrate those wonderful memories of your husband and a father. Hugs
Priscilla and Bob

Condolence from Nathalie Greco on October 28th, 2015 9:03 PM

Emily ,Valerie and extended family
Please accept my condolences on Randy’s untimely passing. He will be missed.

Condolence from Gary Greco on October 28th, 2015 10:01 PM

Deepest condolences from Gary and Brigid Greco and family. Randy was a very dear friend. He was my mentor. He was my brother. I treasure the long talks we had together. I will miss him, and remember him always. – Gary.

Condolence from Theresa Lea on October 28th, 2015 10:58 PM

We are saddened to learn of Randy’s passing. We enjoyed our discussions with him at Calgary Women’s Soccer Assoc meetings. Our condolences to the family,

Theresa Lea

Condolence from Marie Cassista on October 29th, 2015 5:18 AM

So sorry to hear this tragic news. My prayers are with all that knew Randy

Condolence from Dennis Lypka on October 29th, 2015 7:57 AM

Lorraine and I were shocked and sorrowed to hear of Randy’s sudden passing. Our sympathies are extended to Martha, Ed, Valerie and Emily.


Condolence from Brett Bain on October 29th, 2015 9:25 AM

My sincerest condolences to all of the Kott family. I am a member of Early Birds and enjoyed many breakfasts over the years with Randy. He was also very helpful in assisting my son buy a home and transacting business with him, even though he was serving in the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan at the time.
Sadly I will be unable to make Randy’s memorial service as I am currently out of town for several weeks.
He will be missed by all who knew him!

Condolence from Anne-Marie Finkbeiner on October 29th, 2015 9:44 AM

Condolences to the family on Randy’s passing- so young. We worked together in business and personal matters for many years.

Condolence from Lee Gonsalves on October 29th, 2015 10:49 AM

On behalf of everyone at Calgary Co-op, please accept our heartfelt and most sincerest condolences to all of the Kott family.

I personally worked with Randy as a member of our Executive Leadership Team and felt the passion and commitment Randy has in support of all things Calgary Co-op. Our Board, our members and his peers were very fortunate to have his counsel, clarity of purpose and energy. He contributed so much to us all. Emily, Valerie, please know that our entire team, including all those at Emily’s North Hill Centre location, are thinking of you and sending our unconditional support!

Condolence from walter Gordillo on October 29th, 2015 2:23 PM

It was with great shock that I read this news. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Condolence from Christine Leslie Desiree melanie on October 29th, 2015 7:15 PM

Sending hugs your way Valerie and Emily . We so wish we could be there in person with you both . Our hearts are broken . Randy will be welcomed into Heaven by our angels and he will continue to watch over you both . Love you both so much <3

Condolence from Kajsa Hansen on October 29th, 2015 8:51 PM

Emily, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this time.

Condolence from Douglas Lypka on October 29th, 2015 10:41 PM

Patti and I send the warmest of thoughts and condolences to the Kott family, with Randy’s passing.

Condolence from Debbie Flood on October 30th, 2015 9:37 AM

Valery and Family..
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Randy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I had the pleasure of being one of his team mates last year at curling. It was a great year and we had lots of fun and many memories that I will always cherish. It breaks my heart of this news as I was just speaking with him at curling on Saturday. Randy was a kind, warm, soft & wonderful person. Just remember that he will be forever in your hearts.

Condolence from Marion Holeton on October 30th, 2015 11:54 AM

I knew Randy and Ed as customers at the CIBCs in Forest Lawn. I am so sorry to read that Randy has passed away. He was one of my favorite customers.

Condolence from Renfrew Curling League on October 30th, 2015 7:12 PM

We are very saddened on the passing of our friend Randy. He started curling with us in 2013, where he was apart of the Championship team both years he played. Randy loved to curl, and enjoyed the friendships he had made with the members of the league.
We were blessed to have had Randy enter our lives through curling. Randy was a wonderful person and a friend to us all, we will miss him dearly.
Please accept our deepest condolences to the family.
Renfrew Curling League

Condolence from Greg, Kim and Maylyn on October 30th, 2015 7:47 PM

Words cannot express how much sorrow we are feeling for the passing of our uncle Randy. He was the coolest and most suave person who would go to the moon and back for his family and friends.
Wish we could be there for you Aunt Val and cousin Emily. Love you both…sending hugs and kisses.

Condolence from Gayla Sinclair on October 31st, 2015 12:13 AM

Valerie, I am deeply saddened by the news of Randy’s passing. I came to know Randy over the years he was an instructor with CREB and appreciated his knowledge and dedication to our industry. He will be greatly missed by the staff and the industry members. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Kelly Eriksen on October 31st, 2015 12:46 PM

Sorry for your loss, Martha. Losing a child is so different from anything ever experienced. Grief is the price of love but so are memories. May Randy be active in your heart forever and I know he will as Bree is forever in my heart. Hugs!!

Condolence from Susan Walters on October 31st, 2015 11:10 PM

My sincere condolences to Valerie and Emily. May all your good memories help you during this difficult time. My thoughts are with your family.

Condolence from Joan Hrncirik on November 1st, 2015 8:31 AM

Martha, My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your son. Children are meant to outlive us. Joan

Condolence from Danica De Souza on November 1st, 2015 8:55 PM

Dear Valerie and Emily, Although we have never met I felt as though Randy was family to me and mine. He was the most genuine and respectful people I know and it breaks my heart to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences to you two and the rest of your family. May Randys soul rest in peace and may you find comfort in your memories with him. God bless. Danica De Souza

Condolence from Dave and Paula Middlestead on November 2nd, 2015 6:46 AM

We are so sorry to have just heard of your loss. Coincidentally, we were traveling in Honolulu when Randy passed and he told us many stories of his trip there with Emily several years ago. We had known Randy professionally for many years and are so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Marjorie Brent on November 2nd, 2015 11:40 AM

Sincere condolences to the family of Randall Kott. Although we were not in contact in our adult lives, I do see my cousin Martha (Randy’s Mother) on occasion and know from personal experience the pain of losing a child no matter what age. May the good memories help you through this difficult time.
With love and blessings
Marjorie (Dutka) Brent

Condolence from Elsie Minto on November 2nd, 2015 4:22 PM

Valerie and Emily, I offer my condolences on hearing this sad news. I had the pleasure of meeting Randy through Scotiabank and it was always a great day when Randy was into the branch. He assisted me and family with several dealings and we all really apprecited his kind profeesional manner. The world has truly lost one of its greatest.

Condolence from Caryn Daye on November 4th, 2015 12:53 PM

I was saddened to hear of Randy’s passing. As a real estate paralegal I enjoyed having transactions with him over many years. My thoughts are with all of you.

Condolence from Cathy Yuzwak on November 5th, 2015 8:59 AM

Valerie and Emily, I work at the Land Titles Office and had the pleasure of commissioning Randy’s documents on a regular basis. I always looked forward to seeing him and talking with him. We always talked about who was going to Vegas next and shared our experiences. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. We will all miss him dearly!


Condolence from Brenda Macintyre on November 5th, 2015 9:59 AM

Valerie and Emily, I work at Land Titles and have had the pleasure to deal with Randy. A friendly smile and a little chit chat as Randy handed you a candy. Always a pleasure to be around. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. He truly will be missed.


Condolence from Lisa Willis on November 9th, 2015 11:15 AM

To the Kott family, very sorry for your loss. Randy was one of the kindest men I have met. I have worked at Td Bank for many many years, and he always remembered to come and say hi, if he was not handing me Work! He would remember if I had just come back from Vacation to ask me all about it. Always with Candies in his hand to give. He will be missed.

Condolence from Andrea on November 22nd, 2015 9:54 AM

A remarkable man who was always able to help us to complete our deals at Scotiabank. Randy, you are missed.

Condolence from Wilms Family on December 9th, 2015 3:35 AM

We’d like to offer our sincere condolences to the Kott family for your loss. We’ve known Randy for many years now and he helped myself and other family members with our real estate transactions. He was always been very friendly and professional. I enjoyed our interactions over the years and he will be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

Condolence from Terry Farnham the mailman on January 27th, 2016 6:13 PM

Truly sad over Randy’s passing. I’ll miss our disscussions about motorcycles and life. I delivered the mail to Randy for many years. We always had a great connection. Just know that Randy is in a better place. Please feel free to contact me anytime GOD bless

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