Randy Michael Howatt, 56 of Petitcodiac passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Moncton Hospital. Born April 6, 1962 in Moncton, he was the son of Sylvia (Greening) Howatt and the late Douglas Howatt.
Randy was a manager at the Sussex Superstore but spent the majority of his life as an independent business owner, known by all as "Howatt's" He was a past member of CFIG, representing all of the Maritimes, and a past member of Kiwanis.
Randy enjoyed many sports. He was a member, past club captain, two-time club champion and past president of the Petitcodiac Golf and Country Club. He worked tirelessly to receive the funding to finish all 18 holes. He enjoyed fishing and would take anyone along, but really loved the times spent with his twin brother Rick, cousins Terry and Steve, and his children. He and Alan Constantine won several fishing tournaments. Randy played hockey for years, winning many awards and tournaments, and coached Petitcodiac/Salisbury Minor Hockey and Moncton AAA. He also enjoyed baseball, bowling, darts, basketball, and especially being outdoors, either to tend his garden, go for a walk, take pictures of wildlife, or hunt/trap.
Randy would be the first to admit he wouldn't have accomplished a lot of what he had without his loving wife Terri behind him every step, with encouraging words and love. "Separate we were pretty good, together we were extraordinary".
Beloved father, husband, brother, grandfather, son and friend to all. He was talented in so many ways, a person you could count on, a trusted confidant, someone who would give the shirt off his own back even if it would mean he went without. Randy was a proud Dad and Poppy, you could see the love in his eyes when he saw his Hummingbird, Honeybee, Bo and Wyatt.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Terri (Young); daughter Angel Howatt (Kyle Edgar), Petitcodiac; sons Tavden, Petitcodiac and Logan (Jen), Intervale; grandchildren Bo, Wyatt, Arya and Emersynn; sister Susan Wood (Jeff), Dartmouth, NS; brothers Douglas Jr. (Angela) and Rick both of Petitcodiac; sisters in-law Linda Belding (Paul), Tracy Young both of Sussex, Beth Horsman (Loris), Petitcodiac; brothers in-law Danny Teed (Claire) of Moncton, Lennie Young and Darren Young (Dawn) both of Sussex and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Doug Sr. and father and mother in-law Fred and Louise Young.
A special thank you to Dr. Nayak (a very good friend) and the Moncton Hospital Palliative Care for the compassionate care extended to both Randy and his family.
Resting at Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Route 106 (372-4800) visiting will be Friday, March 8 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm. The funeral will take place in the chapel Saturday, March 9 at 11 am with Rev. Dr. Rick Thomas officiating.
If desired, donations to the Petitcodiac/Salisbury Minor Hockey Association would be appreciated by the family.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."