Randy Henderson courageously passed away a hero at the Red Deer Hospital after an aggressive battle with colorectal cancer on June 9, 2019 at the age of 58 years.
Randy (a.k.a. Phrezen – The basement was really cold all the time) is survived by his loving wife Wendy, son Ryan (Jen) Henderson, daughter Trinity Henderson and his mother Carol Brown along with his siblings Deb (Wes) Jones, Danny (Merlin) Henderson, Terry (Wanda) Henderson, Ron Henderson, Michelle Henderson, Dwayne ‘Mitch’ (Annette) Harris, Sandy Harris, Rennie Brown, Lee (Laura) Brown and Dale Brown (Jana Mohn).
He is also survived by Wendy’s family: Sharon (Alec) Muncastor, Darrell (Marlene) MacKay, Vikki Degenstein, Darlene MacKay (Don) and Cindy MacKay as well as numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and many many friends.
Randy was predeceased by his father William Leonard Harris and his stepfather Norman Brown and his parents-in-law Murray and Helen MacKay.
Randy was born in Bonnyville, Alta. on Nov. 20, 1960 and lived there for four years before moving to a farm near Forestburg, Alta.
Aside from finding mischievous splendour, time well spent was often found in farm-related chores and 4-H activities, in which Randy was involved for several years.
Randy was not noted to be a fan of school and in Grade 11 he dropped out halfway through the year and began a lifelong journey working for a living.
Not afraid of hard work or trying new things, Randy experienced many different jobs in different places, from road construction work in Bonnyville, grain elevator work in Hanna, Alta., to gravel crushing in Edmonton and truck driving.
In July of 1978, Randy met his true love, Wendy MacKay and one year later was married to his sweetheart on Aug. 3, 1979.
Together they lived in Edmonton for a while and after a month and a half of married life, they then returned to Forestburg when Randy received a call to work at the Manalta Coal Mine where he remained for what would have been 40 years in Sept. 2019.
Randy and Wendy resided in Forestburg for a few years and welcomed a new family addition when Ryan was born on Aug. 15, 1980.
They were blessed again with a daughter Trinity on May 13, 1983.
The family eventually relocated and moved to Botha, Alta. where they still reside.
The Henderson Saga continues to this day and remains for over 41 years and counting.
A memorial service was held on Mon., June 17, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Stettler Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Haven Rescue, Saving Grace Animal Shelter, Red Deer Hospital or a charity of your own choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com. Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403-742-3422.