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Joy Margaret Ross Randall
Celebration of Life

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
200 King St. W., Cobourg
Saturday, July 16th, 2022 1:30 pm

Reception to follow

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Joy Margaret Ross Randall

June 10, 1943 - July 10, 2020

Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday July 10th, 2020 in her 78th year. Beloved daughter of the late Ralph and Helen Randall. Loving sister of John Randall (the late Brenda) and the late David (Marlene), Richard and Susan. Dear aunt of Jason (Shandelle), Jonathan (Natasha) and Andrew (Pablo) and great aunt of Cole & Jordan. A private graveside service will be held at Cobourg Union Cemetery.

A celebration of life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (200 King St. W., Cobourg, ON) on Saturday, July 16 at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow.

If desired donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobourg, Ontario, Women’s Missionary Society or International Ministries of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

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Alison Fraser - July 28, 2022

My heartfelt sympathy to the Randall family at this difficult time.

Andy and Lorrie Hopf - July 11, 2022

To the entire Randall family…..sending our deepest condolences and love to all of you. Though we never had the privilege of meeting Joy, we know what an amazing woman she was by stories we’ve heard. She has left behind a wonderful family who will, no doubt, carry on her legacy. So happy that you can finally be together to celebrate this great lady. Andy and Lorrie Hopf

Melinda (Nicoll) Tatty - June 12, 2022

As joyous as her name, Joy will be remembered.

Alma McKendrick - August 1, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss. Joy was a wonderful friend to me . She will be missed in the community.Psalm 91 :1

Wilma Welsh - July 26, 2020

A memorial donation has been made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Cobourg, Ontario.

Wilma Welsh - July 25, 2020

John, I was so pleased to be invited to attend the burial of Joy's ashes today. It has been a difficult month with her illness and passing. As I told you a few days before her passing I was not ready for this and you said you also were not ready. My Prayer is that you will find peace in hearing what you heard today. Joy was loved by all and will be missed. Joy and I were close having sharing mission housing together in Taiwan for two years. I have lost a sister. May you know the peace that passes all understanding.

Bob & Diana Cleland - July 23, 2020

We were heartbroken about Joy's passsing. She was like family to us. We will have all memories of Joy & the Randall family to sustain us in the years to come. May she rest in God's arms, after a full life of giving .

Bob Cleland - July 23, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Jane Goody - July 22, 2020

Im so sorry to learn of Joy's passing. She was such a kind person to be around. She will be missed.

Bill and Wendy McAllister - July 20, 2020

We extend our sincere condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss. Bill and Wendy

Keith and Sandra Anderson and Family - July 20, 2020

Very Sorry to hear of Joy,s passing. She had a very full christian life and wonderful family, and she surely will be missed by all the people that knew her in Cobourg area and her world travel connections. Our family was occasionally treated to one of her dinners/celebrations at her home, with wonderful cooking, which the Randalls are known for. Will be thinking of the family at this very sad time.

John & Helen McDougall - July 20, 2020

We will miss Joy's leadership, inspiration and times spent together in conversation.

John & Helen McDougall - July 20, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Justin Kerr - July 19, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Diane Froncz - July 19, 2020

My sincere sympathy to Joy's family . I have fond memories of Joy from the times when she would return from her work in the Missionary field for a much needed vacation. She often came to help out with a few shifts at the old Cobourg Hospital and to tell us of her work. She was such a vital member of St. Andrew's Church and I would often see her there at various celebrations of birthdays etc. With my condolences, Diane Froncz (also a retired RN)

Kenneth Kettle - July 18, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Ken and Karen Kettle - July 18, 2020

It is with heartfelt sorrow we learned of Joy's passing. Her dedication to humanity will certainly live on in so many lives and organizations she has supported. We send all of you our love and prayers during this most difficult time. Ken and Karen

Rev. Amanda Currie - July 17, 2020

We give thanks to God for the good that entered the world through Joy Randall. She shared the love of Christ and served the church faithfully for many years, using her gifts to bless the world. Sincere condolences and prayers for Joy's family, church family, and friends from The Presbyterian Church in Canada. ~ Rev. Amanda Currie, Moderator of the 145th General Assembly

Dr. Robert Walkup - July 16, 2020

I had the privilege of knowing Joy and working with her at the John Wall Christian hospital in Taiwan in the mid-1980s. Joy was very gracious to me and my wife and my daughter Alice Meiling who was born there at the hospital in Taiwan. We had a chance to see Joy again in Taiwan in 2001 when I returned with Alice and my younger daughter Emily Shuling for a return visit to Changhua in order to give a lecture there at the hospital. We were very saddened to learn of Joy’s death and extend our condolences to the family in Canada.

Laurie Vandewater - July 16, 2020

Very sorry to hear of Joy's death. We crossed paths occasionally after we both moved back to Cobourg - I will miss our chats. My condolences to her family.

Nicholle Loney - July 16, 2020

Joy was not only her name it was a state of mood she made you feel when you met her. She was such a 'Joy' to have around. She came to our church, invited by Rev. Bob (Jones) numerous times and bring her message of song and many times from 'Taiwan" and her mission message from there. Often her brother came with her and made the visit even more joyful. I'm sure heaven is a place filled with lots of happiness now that Joy has joined their numbers. Peace and love Nicholle (Nikki) Loney

David & Jasmine Cooper - July 16, 2020

We’re so sorry to learn of Zhou’s passing. She was such a wonderful person and full of faith and service to God’s work in the world. We will miss her and our prayers go out to her family and all who were touched by Joy’s life.

Brian & Lillian Darling - July 16, 2020

Hello John, Lil and I were very saddened to hear of Joy's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Dad offers his condolences as well.

Lihua - July 16, 2020

Miss Randall that's we always call you Miss Randall in the CCH hospital. Remember when I came to this hospital for interviw for nurse, you are my chief interviewer, You just ask me a word:Are you Christian? I answered: yes You said: you can come to work.... I was very skeptical about such a quick interview. did you know..I also prepared a lot of answers for you will ask me the questions.... after that you seem to believe any christian will be good like you trust God in every workplace, and had beautiful behaviors... I have been in the hospital for almost ten years Later I learned that you are a missionary nurse!!! Thanks to Lord sent you come CCH!!! Let my life enrich.Thank you Miss Randall...

Annie Huang - July 16, 2020

Sharing love and laughter, truth and life with all the colleagues and friends who miss and love you. Hope to see you in heaven one day. You are one of the reason that I choose to be a nurse. Thank you so much for your great love to Taiwan. May God bless your family and your beautiful country.

Pat Woods-Tyson - July 15, 2020

John, I was saddened to hear Joy passed away. She was such a caring person and worked so hard within the Presbyterian Church along with all she did for the people of Taiwan. She certainly will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Pat

BlaineDarling - July 15, 2020

John , sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

Bob & Joan Skillen - July 15, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Bob & Joan Skillen - July 15, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Joy's passing, she was a great person & will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to you John & family

Ho-tek Tan - July 15, 2020

In the love of the God, we would like to extend our heartfelt respect and condolences to the family of Mrs. Joy Randall. We appreciate Mrs. Joy Randall for mission work on Nursing Administration in Changhua Christian Hospital in Taiwan from 1969 to 2004. Her work became a blessing for many patients and colleagues. She led the patients to know the grace of Jesus Christ and the love of God. Her mission work was very valuable and meaningful. May God’s mercy, comfort and hope be with you all, giving you peace and encouragement. Taiwan Christian Church Council of North American(TCCCNA)

Shannon Bell - July 15, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Joy's death. She was a special woman of God - gentle in spirit, full of love and compassion and thoughtfulness. I will miss her notes of encouragement and updates. I know that she has been welcomed to the presence of Jesus with the words, "Well done good and faithful servant.... Enter into the joy of your Master."

Y-S Columbus Leo 羅益世 - July 15, 2020

Joy spent >30 years serving as Head of Nursing Dept. at Changhua Christian Hospital (in my hometown) in Taiwan. Joy then went to the same Forever Blessed 永福 Presbyterian Church I had went to. My family immigrated to Canada in 1974. I didn't get to know Joy until 2004 when I went back to Changhua. Joy is loved in Taiwan, especially in CCH. Joy is also loved by the Taiwanese community. We were glad Joy was able to attend a number of Canadian Taiwanese community activities. People were pleasantly surprised Joy spoke such good (and cute) Taiwanese. We were in touch and were going to do a surgical mask donation from Taiwan's Mackay Memorial Hospital, with Joy, to Cobourg Hospital. Unfortunately Joy is no longer with us. We'll have to do the donation, while remembering Joy. Joy was Godsent to the people of Changhua, and had touched so many people's lives with love and caring. She'll be dearly missed.

Carol and Marie Merrill - July 15, 2020

Mom and I wish to share our deepest condolences to the entire family during this time of loss in your lives. Joy was an amazing person and loved by all. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sadness.

Kristiane Black - July 15, 2020

To all of you who are part of Joy’s family: she will be greatly missed. Her faith, commitment and eagerness to assist were a profound blessing. Deep peace of the Spirit to all of you Love, Kristiane.

Kay Keith - July 15, 2020

So sorry to hear of Joy's passing. I was a representative of the Church of Scotland Guild when I met Joy at the Women's Conference of PCT in Taiwan in 2012. Again representing the Church of Scotland Guild, we met at the WMC conference in Toronto in 2015. Later, I discovered by chance that, in this small world she lived close by my brother and sister in law near Coburg. When I visited, a couple of years ago we were able to renew 'auld acquaintance' ... a fond memory of a lovely and committed lady who touched my life however lightly.

Brian and Marg Watkins - July 14, 2020

Thinking of you, John and family, at this time of your loss. Sincerely, Brian and Marg Watkins

Reta J Calberry - July 14, 2020

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Joy. A beautiful and bright person that will be missed dearly. Many memories of the Randall family and our family on Chapel Street. Love Ross & Betty Calberry, Reta Calberry, Jackie & Glenn Manson and Karen (David) Calberry. Please notify us when a celebration of life will be held.

Barb Swallow - July 14, 2020

Randall family- so sorry to hear of Joy’s passing. She loved her family and her church and will certainly be missed.

Ruthann’s Thompson - July 14, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Rod and Margaret MacKenzie - July 14, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Margaret and Rod MacKenzie - July 14, 2020

Joy was truly admired as someone who steadfastly lived her faith. We are saddened by her passing and will miss her warm and caring presence. Our condolences to John and extended Randall family.

Doreen Dath - July 14, 2020

With heartfelt prayers and sympathy. May the God of comfort bring the family peace that passes all understanding and the assurance of His loving presence during this time.

Debbie Fingas - July 14, 2020

I am sad to hear about Joy. She was a warm, welcoming, strong lady with a big laugh. My condolences to the family, especially her nephews who she loved so much.

Mary Helen Garvin - July 14, 2020

Dear Randall family. We share your grief in the passing of Joy, another of our dear Taiwan Mission family gone on to eternal life. Joy lived her life fully, joyously, generously, and faithfully. It was a privilege to know her, and always a pleasure to be with her.

Louise Gamble - July 14, 2020

Dear Joy, You have gone before us! Although you mentioned your health concerns from time to time, yet, when the time came, you left us quickly. Rest in peace, you have given more than your share to both your family, your Church, and to Chang-hua here in Taiwan. You will be remembered. May your legacy of generosity and cheerfulness continue on! Blessings and comfort to all your family and Cobourg friends.

Linda Elliott - July 14, 2020

I first met Joy in 1971 when I arrived at the zchanghua Christian Hospital. We worked in different areas but I was grateful for Joy's friendship and hospitality. We have kept in touch over the years. She was Joy by name and a joy to know.

Rev. Penny Phillips - July 14, 2020

I met Joy in Taiwan in 1980 and she was so kind, generous and full of love. She was devoted to her faith and her family. I know her colleagues in Taiwan are mourning this loss.

Siobhan Kenny - July 13, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Joy's passing. I extend my condolences and prayers to the extended Randall famly for peace in these unusual times.

Bryan and Roberta Armstrong - July 13, 2020

We were very saddened to learn of Joy's illness and death. Joy was an example to many and a pillar in our church community. She will be missed by many. John and all of Joy's nieces and nephews - our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. sincerely Bryan and Roberta

judith goulin - July 13, 2020

Dear John Please accept my most sincere sympathy on the loss of yet another sibling, Joy. I didn't know Joy very well, but enough to know that she was a kind, good person. My association was more with Richard, through historical society, where he was greatly respected by many. What is most poignant is that you are the last survivor of your family, the last of five, as am I. It's a lonely place to be... Again, my most sincere sympathy from one who knows what it feels like. Judith Goulin

Bryan and Roberta Armstrong - July 13, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Alma and George Beston - July 13, 2020

Dear John, Jason, Jonathan and Andrew, We are sincerely saddened by your loss of Joy, a dear sister and aunt. Joy led a remarkable life and will be experiencing all of the wonderful promises of the Lord by faith in Jesus Christ in her life after death. May the peace of Christ be with you all.

Gladys MORRIS - July 13, 2020

My condolences to the Randall family. Joy was a beacon to many in her service and her daily life. Many fond memories

Louise Baxter - July 13, 2020

A life well lived. There will be many of us who will remember her. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Marsha and Gary Jones - July 13, 2020

We are sorry to hear of Joy’s death. This marks another big change to the Chapel Street neighbourhood. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

Linda and mike caine - July 13, 2020


Thomas Cunningham - July 13, 2020

John: I am so sorry for your loss. Joy was a wonderful person and we always had interesting conversations whenever we met. Please look after yourself in these troubled time. . May God Bless.

Eileen Stone - July 13, 2020

Joy, you will be dearly missed. You were an inspiration with your mission work in Taiwan; thanks for your Christmas letters with updates on your work there. You were a gracious and captivating guest speaker for my WMS group at St. Timothy's Presbyterian Church in Ajax; and also for my present church here at CSPC UC. My condolences to your family.

Leona Woods - July 13, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Joy's passing. She was a beacon in our community, so positive with an infectious laugh, an interest in history that she was willing to share, and an abiding faith. I was priviledged to have known her. My thoughts are with all of you as once again you mourn the loss of a Randall.

Ross Linda & family - July 12, 2020

We are all saddened to hear of the passing of Joy Randall. Joy was a very strong leader and inspiration to many in our St. Andrew's Church family. She will be greatly missed.

Donna, June and Shirley Sandercock - July 12, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to all of you on the passing of Joy. She will be dearly missed within the community but all she has done will never be forgotten. RIP Joy.

Mike and Linda Island - July 12, 2020

We are so very sorry to hear of Joy's passing. Such a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Chris Leeson - July 12, 2020

May God rest your soul Joy you were a lovely person

Bob and Ruth Kerr - July 12, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Charity of Your Choice

Bob and Ruth Kerr - July 12, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joy from our church community. Her contributions were significant at St. Andrew's. She will be greatly missed.

Robert Lenters - July 12, 2020

Joy worked tirelessly for St. Andrew's and the Presbyterian Church in Canada and beyond; including many years as a missionary in Taiwan. She will be missed by many.

Linda Jim, Wong - July 12, 2020

Thinking of you all with love Jim and Linda

David Jones - July 12, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Charity of Your Choice

David and Mary Jones and Family - July 12, 2020

We were deeply saddened to hear of Joy's passing. She was known as Aunt Joy to many in our family, including us in several of her family celebrations. Her love, support and encouragement was given often and unconditionally. We will miss her.

Colleen & Stan Walker - July 12, 2020

Our sincere condolences in the loss such a vibrant presence. She will be missed by one and all.