Randolph Scott Wood
April 11, 1934 ~ November 30, 2013
Randolph Scott Wood passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Creston Valley Hospital, aged 79.
Randy was born April 11, 1934 to Ruth and Ralph Wood in Newburyport, Massachusetts. With his mother’s unexpected death in 1947, he moved to Walton, Nova Scotia, where he was raised by his maternal grandmother, Rachael Card.
He graduated from Walton High School and entered University of King’s College in Halifax, where he studied theology. He was ordained into the Anglican Church in 1957. He joined the Canadian Army as a Chaplain in 1964 and served for 20 years, retiring in 1984 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After leaving the army, he joined the Anglican Church, serving at St. Matthias in Westmount, Quebec. He moved to British Columbia in 1987 to serve in Creston, and later, Penticton. Randy retired from the Anglican Church in 1997. He then served the Creston United Church congregation in a deputy capacity until 2007. He was the Padre and President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Creston Branch #29, President of the Boswell Memorial Hall, an avid gardener, and gourmet cook.
Randy was pre-deceased by his first wife Joan and his brother Fred.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, of Boswell; children Peter (Berniece) of Calgary, Heather (Dave) and Kim (Michael) of Ontario, Miranda (Sean) and Gavin (Jane) of Vancouver; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Donald, of New England.
A Celebration of Life will take place at Christ Church, Creston, on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1 pm by Archbishop John Privett.
Reception to follow at the United Church. Interment at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund.