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Darrack "Randy" Landry
November 25, 1958 - November 27, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">LANDRY, Darrack Randall “Randy” . <br>Of Grand Falls – Windsor N.L. and Dartmouth, N.S. <br>It is with broken hearts and a sense of profound loss that the family announces the passing of Randy on Sunday, November 27, 2016. It was sudden and unexpected and occurred on the Great Lakes on the Michipicoten, a boat he worked as a chef/cook for Great Lakes Towing. Randy had just celebrated his 58th Birthday on November 25th. And was looking forward to finishing his tour to spend Christmas at home in Grand Falls with the love of his life Darlene. <br>He followed all the games of the Montreal Canadiens and was a strong supporter from a very young age. <br>Randy spent many years as Head Chef at various high-end establishments in Ontario until he was fortunate to be hired by Lower Lakes Towing. He was a valued 15 year employee, who will be missed for his excellent cooking and overall friendliness to his crew. He was one of the guys and his crew were his family away from home. <br>Born in Halifax he grew up in Dartmouth and Hammonds Plains, N.S. attending schools in both locations. He played High School basketball for several years. As a teen-ager at home he puttered in the kitchen teaching himself to cook. On one occasion a very green and heavy St. Patrick’s Day cake which we all remember as “too hard to tackle”. His Mom still has the scarred rolling pin that he “knifed” when the pastry didn’t turn out. These are but two of the things that happened on the way to becoming an excellent Chef and are events we shall hold close in our hearts. He went on to further studies under Master Chefs in Halifax and Ontario, always learning more and becoming better. <br>His Dad is going to miss the crib games they so enjoyed together, always trying to outdo one another while being accused of cheating if you were the winner. <br>Randy was the beloved son of Frank and Joan (Curran) Landry of Dartmouth. He was deeply loved by his parents and sisters as well as Darlene. In addition to his parents he is survived by his partner Darlene Hynes whom he loved dearly and in whose company he experienced joy and happiness. He is also survived by his loving sisters Christine, Frances and Lorraine as well as an aunt (June), uncle (John),nephews Craig, Jason, Brendan and Garrett, nieces Terri-Lynn, Kimberley, Tanya and other close loved ones including Blair MacLeod his late sister’s partner. We would be remiss if we neglected to include all the recently acquired friends in Newfoundland as well as the friends he made while employed for 15 years at Lower Lakes Towing. He was predeceased by his sister Susan in July of 2013, both sets of grandparents and several other relatives. <br>He made sure his Mom knew he loved her “To the moon and back” and she said of him “That’s My Heartstrings, That’s my Boy.” <br>There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held on Thursday Dec 8, 2016 at 11 A.M. in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens 767 Main Street, Dartmouth for family and friends. <br>The family and Darlene wish to thank Lower Lakes Towing and Capt. Gerald Ray for their compassion and help to make sure Randy arrived home safely. Thanks also to the Medical Examiner Richard Nelson of Superior, Wisconsin and Tom of Lenroot Maetzoltd Funeral Home also in Superior as well as Atlantic Funeral Home, Main St, Dartmouth for their compassion, care and understanding at this most difficult time. <br>Should you wish to make a donation in memory of Randy, kindly consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Newfoundland. <br> <br> “To the Moon and Back Big Guy” <br></div>