June 26, 1921~ November 24, 2016
Randolph passed away peacefully with loved ones by his side.
Randolph had a strong work ethic ingrained in his nature due to the hard living he and his family endured during the Hungry Thirties when they were living on the farm in Saskatchewan. As a teenager, Randolph headed west to start what would become his famous and prosperous commercial fishing career on the Pacific coast. Those who fished with Randolph knew that aboard the Gustav you would work very hard but you would always catch fish. “Forever the gentlemen” he would even stop hauling gear so the crew could sit down to have supper together.
The integrity he brought to his work and into all manners of his life; be it his dedication to Rotary, his love of curling, or the countless hours of volunteer work and his devotion to the Lutheran Church became his legacy as a man known for his open honesty, common sense and compassion. Randolph’s countless accomplishments can be seen around town and heard in the conversations of his fishing endeavours, but it was his genuine love for human relationships and his awesome sense of humour that people will remember. A humble gentleman, Randolph Mostad’s adaptability to the modern world coupled with his relentless optimism and love for his family and friends means that this man will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Randolph is predeceased by his beloved wife Ruth, his son Donald, brother Burton, and sister Beatrice. He is survived by his daughter Joan (Harley), grandson Talon, granddaughter Nevada, daughter-in-law Lynn, brother Geroge (Angela) and his sisters Eldora and Bernice.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the North Coast Health Improvement Society, Box 326, Prince Rupert BC, V8J 3P9 for the purchase of specific equipment for the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital.
We would like to express our profound gratitude for the exceptional care that was always given to Randolph by everyone who works in our hospital. A special thank you to Dr. John Fawell.
The Funeral Service will held at 2 pm on December 10th, 2016 at St Paul’s Lutheran Church.