Angel-Florante Reazon “Randy” Melegrito

March 30, 1949 – March 11, 2019
“Randy” was born in Manila Philippines on March 30,1949 and immigrated to Prince Rupert, Canada in 1973 at the age of 24. After sponsoring her from the Philippines, he married the love of his life, Fidez, on Valentines Day, February 14, 1977. Prince Rupert became home and was where he happily raised his family and gained many loving friends.

Randy worked briefly at Woolworth Canada and Skeena Cellulose before permanently joining the Canadian Fishing Company in 1977. There he enjoyed working until he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma on November 23, 2007.

He will be sorely missed by Fidez, stepfather Steve (Aurora) Acasio, eldest daughter, Lauralei (Chet) Rockwell, sons, Jonathan (Leah), Jeffrey (Nicole), Joshua (Alana) and Jade (Kristina) and grandchildren, Kirk, Myles, Jude, Wren and Elliott Angel. Also left to mourn are siblings from Canada, Alethea Acasio, Alvin Acasio and Omega (Bob) Conway and from Philippines, Joy Melegrito, Chris Melegrito and Bert Melegrito.

Randy was loving, friendly, generous, thoughtful and kind. He was athletic and played many sports; he was an exceptional 1st-baseman in slow pitch during his time, an avid golfer, Tae Kwon Do enthusiast, and vocal fixture at his sons’ basketball, volleyball and too many to count other sports games. He readily volunteered his time in helping others, was one of the founding fathers of the Prince Rupert Filipino Canadian Association in 1973, and took his faith seriously, as a member of Knights of Columbus for many years. He was famous for his bright, easy smile and unique sounding laughter. His angelic personality was beloved by the many he touched.

The family would like to thank: Dr. Thomas Nevill of Bone Marrow Transplant at VGH for his compassion that kept Randy alive for more than 11 years to enjoy his family, Fr. Terry Brock for untiring spiritual guidance, friend Eric Hand for thoughtfulness, Dr. Michael Ikari, Dr. C. Coetze, Jennifer Nelson of Cancer clinic, the 3rd floor staff of PRRH for their care during the years Randy was sick, Dr. Aparicio and staff of Vancouver Hospice Society for making him comfortable on his last days, the love and care extended by Lyn & Hil Santos and family whenever he was in Vancouver, the Filipino community of Prince Rupert for endless support, and the too-many-to-name loving friends who kept him in their prayers.

Celebration of Life will be at Annunciation Church of Prince Rupert on March 29, 2019 at 11 am. Reception at Gathering Centre follows.

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