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Randy Porter

Saturday, October 24th, 1959 - Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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Patrick "Randy" Porter
October 24th, 1959 - August 21st, 2019

PORTER, Patrick (Randy) Randell age 59 of Calgary, passed away suddenly Aug 21, 2019 at Calgary Foothills Medical Centre.

He was the husband of Wendy Porter (Watts). They shared 23 years of marriage and were together for 30 years. Randy will be greatly missed by the love of his life and children. Randy lived life to the fullest with his family by his side and had a passion and dream job that he created with his brother and partner Rob.

Randy is survived by his wife Wendy, son Cooper, twin daughter Tyya & twin son Cohen and the family dog Casey.

Born in Fort Smith, NWT, he was one of 5 children. Brother Robert Porter, brother Ron Porter (Donna), sister Pamela Porter her daughters Kytra Porter & Tyrsi Porter, sister Karen Porter her daughter Sara, husband Doug and son Otis and his in-laws and other family members. Randy was predeceased by his parents Bob & Rose Porter who passed away in 2001 & 2012.

Randy graduated from William Aberhart High School in 1978. From there, for the next 23 years he went to work for AGT which was later renamed TELUS. Randy also went back to SAIT several times and had three degrees in Electronics, IT Management and Accounting. Randy took a package in 2001, only to go on and start his business with his brother & partner Rob. SPRECOM is and was Randy’s DREAM and never had any true plans to retire from this dream. Randy was a huge supporter of Toastmasters where he absolutely loved to train and strengthen others and himself. His passion and commitment to both his family, work and others will never be forgotten by all the people he touched.

A celebration of life will be held at St. Mary’s University, McGivney Hall, 14500 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 2pm to 4 pm. To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Randy, please visit www.choicememorial.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    St. Mary's University, McGivney Hall
    Address
    14500 Bannister Road SE
    Calgary, Alberta T2X 1Z4
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Tim Gareau

Posted at 10:00am
Wendy, Cooper, Tyya and Cohen, I want to thank you for sharing Randy with me and the members of the Palliser Toastmaster Club over many years. It didn't matter if you were a veteran of Toastmasters or brand new coming in the door, Randy was always welcoming, caring, and encouraging. He left an impression on me the very first day I went as a guest to Toastmasters and is one of the main reasons I came back time and time again. A big part of Toastmasters is providing feedback on speeches and Randy's care always shone through providing invaluable feedback. I miss his presence but, as we discussed at our last meeting, he instilled in us the importance to lead and encourage one another, and as we follow in his foot steps his presence and spirit live on.

Kindest regards,
Tim Gareau, President Palliser Toastmasters
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Elizaveta

Posted at 02:48pm
I express my deepest condolences to Randy’s family and friends. I met Randy 4 years ago through Palliser Toastmasters and for those 4 years he became my informal mentor and an amazing example of a leader at that. In 2016, Randy became the President of Palliser Toastmasters and asked me to be VP Education, for that very productive year I learned an invaluable amount of knowledge from Randy. It was a kind of leadership which I will never forget. His leadership helped me improve my own leadership and communication skills dramatically and I became a President of Palliser Toastmasters in 2018 as a direct result of his leadership. He wanted to make our Club great and under his leadership we received President Distinguished Status for the first time in 15 years. He set the goal and he managed the team around him as an unbelievably talented leader. It was an amazing time and we celebrated our Club’s 40th year in a very enthusiastic atmosphere because of Randy. At this celebration, he gave a speech which I will never forget, he told us how he saved our Club ten years ago and his speech was about never stopping and giving up… just think and find the right people and go forward to accomplish your goals, even when you think it’s not realistic… we will never forget Randy and we will run our Palliser Toastmasters Club as the greatest Club as a tribute to Randy and all of his accomplishments.
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Aunt Mary, Kathleen, Valerie (Paul)

Posted at 01:09pm
Remembering you and Randy in our minds and in our hearts.
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Valerie

Posted at 06:11pm
I was very saddened to learn the tragic news of Randy's passing. I met Randy for the first time over 3 years ago at Palliser Toastmasters. Randy was kind, generous with his time and a mentor to many, including myself. My thoughts are with the family during these difficult times. May the memories of Randy help you find peace.
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Posted at 02:26pm
Thank you for your contribution to Toastmasters over the years. Not only were you an excellent speaker, you were a mentor to us all. You are missed.
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