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    July 15

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Randall's a life of service

rhondathompson, rhondathompson@nationnews.com

Added 04 April 2012


Old Harrisonians, Rotarians, members of the Diabetes Association and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados were all in the chapel of Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens yesterday to bid Adrian Randall farewell. The late director of the Heart & Stroke Foundation succumbed to cancer last week, and in the eulogy his cousin Peter Stibbons, who flew to Barbados for the funeral, said Randall “loved life in Barbados”. The two cousins shared happy experiences as young adults in England, as related by Stibbons, who also spoke of Randall’s delight at securing a position in Barbados with the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Randall was a chartered accountant whose vocation, Rotary president Irving Burrowes said, was service. “Adrian lived and loved to serve . . . [and] immersed himself in the business of charity and non-profit entity organizations. He used his professional knowledge and skills to become an expert in charity financial management,” Burrowes added in his tribute to Randall, whose Barbadian connections were linked to his mother Ivy Randall, a former headmistress at Queen’s College. He was educated at Harrison College and would later become president of the Old Harrisonian Society, whose wristband he always wore.  He was the driving force behind the election of his successor Tammi Pilgrim who, in an emotional tribute, spoke of Randall’s commitment to the organization and school, and the encouragement and support she received from him in her bid for the presidency. The funeral service was conducted by Canon Devere Murrell, rector of St Matthias Anglican Church. (GC)


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