September 19, 1949 - June 9, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Randall (Randy) Alfred Near announces his passing on June 9th, 2020. Randy was born September 19, 1949 and passed while in the Inverness Cape Breton Hospital. Randy will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Lucille Near, of Margaree Centre, Cape Breton; brother Ron (Peggy) Near of Meridian Beach, Alberta and sister Cindy (Jeff) Hart of Margaree Center, Cape Breton; nieces and nephews, Lindsey (Jan), Logan (Melissa), Mandy, Mark (Laura), Wade (Eve), Brandi (Mike); great nephews Ares, Avry, Oliver & Daniel; great nieces Ainslea, Lucy, Rylea, Alexis, Harlow, Kylie and Claire. Randy was predeceased by his infant sister, Cynthia Marie Near, partner’s Theodore (Teddy) Tobin and Michael J. Brown, and his father Ronald George Near. Growing up in Shearwater, NS, Randy was very active in all sports. He was an elite member of the Shearwater Bluefins swim club specializing in the breaststroke and twice representing the club at the Canadian National Swim Trials. Randy attend Graham Creighton High School where he was twice named the “Athlete of the Year”. Upon graduation he briefly attended Dalhousie University before beginning a long career in the hospitality industry working primarily in Halifax, NS., New York City and more recently in Cape Breton. He spent many years volunteering for AIDS organisations and was active on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton. He was a passionate Toronto Maple Leaf fan, antique collector and news junkie. Randy will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and colleagues. Donations in memory may be made to the AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton or the charity of your choice.
It is with great sadness that the family of Randall (Randy) Alfred Near announces his passing on June 9th, 2020. Randy was born September 19, 1949 and passed while in the Inverness Cape Breton Hospital. Randy will be lovingly remembered... View Obituary & Service Information
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