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Randall Mertz

August 14, 2020

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MERTZ, Randall Vernon

April 29, 1953 –August 14, 2020

 

If only I could buy time, I would give anything to spend another day with you. My big younger brother who always had to look mean, no smile, do not just push me or tell me what to do attitude. Was on the inside a puppy dog and he was good inside really good, okay not that much but pretty close! Really cheap with himself and very giving with the downtrodden. He was a bit of a wheeler and dealer with his trucks and many other things, a hard worker. Was very good with his mind and very skilled. He really liked movies, loved dogs, Hot Rod magazines, fast cars doing model, having a good time. When he had first moved to Calgary to make a life for himself, he had an old dodge and could light them up for a block. He loved Calgary, the mountains and made some very close friends there. He leaves 3 nieces; Aaron, two of them from Calgary, Kendall and Darcy and Aaron from Prince Albert. All great girls. He was well liked and loved. It has been my fortune from birth until now to spend time with my brother. Together we had travelled as couples as Rand and April, myself and Diana driving to Haslett, Michigan. He learned to ski there had a lot of fun. We also had driven to Arizona and then Mexico. He liked Mexico. That real fascination with the way they live liked the western theme all through Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. Seen where a lot of westerns are made. We had gone to Oloho. I was hurt and he took me, sorry bro we could not drive there. He really liked Oahu. It is been an honour to call you bro. That gut-wrenching pain I feel now at not getting the chance to say goodbye. I know by your face that you are finally at peace. Talking to you in ICU was thinking that you would get better and you fought to be the Big Bro you have always been for us taking charge to handle the big jobs. A personal shout out to the doctors and nurses of St. Paul’s ICU worked on him for 20 minutes of CPR. Relax Bro, enjoy the fast woman and cars. Those perfect days with even better nights. We will all meet up again and from all the people that knew you and loved you. Till we meet up on the other side. From your biggest fans we love you and miss you. You don’t need to be tough and strong anymore, relax and have a cold one, you deserve it and you are not driving.

Thank you Bro for being that big part in our lives. It would not have been the same without you.

Love you big time!

Your Bro.

 

 

MERTZ, Mom

They bring you into the world and love, nurture, provide, support, and guide you through your life so that you have everything you need to be all of who you are. She will teach you all that she can and support you on that journey. They are there your entire life, training you so that you have life skills and that you have the opportunity to be educated and able to look after yourself in a respectful and honest way. All that they wanted is that they are safe, warm, fed and watered, healthy and happy. They would put their life on the line for her children. Defend your life a Mama bear with cubs. They are there 24/7 to hear your stories and dreams and triumphs and heartbreaks. They want to hear about your day, your week. They will always have a warm bed and food for you if you need, on your journey through this big world. And then that agonizing pain at not once by twice losing her pride and joys. A little girl a princess named Pamela who she could dress up share girl things sparkly things who she could see herself in and was so proud of the woman she had become gorgeous, smart, loving, with grandchildren to boot. Aaron, Kendall and Darcy. Three great girls who loved their mom so much as well. Such a travesty so young. But had the honour to go through Pam’s life at her bedside, going through her being a little girl to teen, she had amassed a huge volume photos, ribbons, cards, everything memories so many of them about her little girl growing up. And then a son a pride and joy as well no favourites they are all loved equally. Though her little girl is special to her. Rand was good-looking, smart, capable, strong and skilled; her little boy has moved on. And this heartbreak is hard to deal with. But she does have to deal with it because there is one pride and joy left and she must try to give him the attention now. She has the two huge gaping holes in her heart. But good memories and pride for all of her children.

Love you mom,

Pam, Greg, Randy and Mickey

 

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