Randy Logan Simpson

Randy Logan Simpson, a beloved soul who graced this world with his presence for 75 years, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Aug. 22, 2023. 

Born on Halloween day, Oct. 31, 1947, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Randy brought a unique light to the lives of all who knew him with his loving, goofy, and funny nature. A clown at heart, Randy was always ready to bring smiles and laughter to those around him. His curiosity was insatiable, and he approached life with a remarkably positive attitude, finding joy in the simplest of things. Randy’s persistence was matched only by his sentimentality; he held onto memories and moments that touched his heart, creating a tapestry of cherished experiences for those he loved and who loved him.

Known for his enthusiastic spirit, Randy’s thoughtfulness extended to everyone he met. With the emergence of YouTube, he was thrilled to rediscover (and share with anyone who was near) old videos of Red Skelton, the Gaither Vocal Band, and lesser known historical facts. He was always eager to learn and explore new things. He was a well-known lover of Coca-Cola, having spent 15 years working for the company as a service manager and expanding his vast network of acquaintances in the process. He loved to putter in the yard, and he found solace and contentment in nurturing the beauty around him and sharing it with family and friends. He loved classic cars and had a sweet tooth that knew no bounds — his love for sponge candy, raisin pie and red licorice was a testament to his unabashed enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures.

On Dec. 26, 1992, Randy embarked on a new adventure that changed the course of his life when he married his eternal love and soulmate, Janet Simpson in Lynden. Their incredible union created a huge, extensive family, and their love was a beacon of warmth and companionship that lit up the lives of this family and those around them for over three decades.

Randy’s legacy lives on through his beloved wife Janet, sister Patricia (Lynn) Sires, his seven children, David Simpson, Dean Simpson (Karrin), Lewis Seutz, Don Seutz/Sonia Seutz, Brian Seutz (Laura), Craig Seutz, and Kevin Seutz (Belinda). He was a proud grandfather to Brandon Vavra (Holly), Brad Vavra (Kay), Jordan Simpson (Jayme), Ty Haan (Hannah), Kylee Simpson, Keeley DeWeber (Jay), Taylor Simpson (Marissa), Marco Nunez, Brandon Seutz (Kasey), Austin Haan (Ashley), Mary Washkow (Andrew), Clara Seutz, Landon Seutz, and great-grandfather to 14. Randy’s impact reverberated throughout his extensive family network, touching the lives of numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends who cherished his presence. 

Randy will be joyfully re-connected with those who preceded him in death: his father, David H. Simpson; mother, Mary Pressentin (Simpson); stepfather, Bob Pressentin; brother, David W. Simpson; mother-in-law, Alice Kamppila; brother-in-law, Paul Sires; uncle, Don Sires; and niece, Riann Simpson.

A celebration of Randy’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at New Song Church, 4600 Guide Meridian Road, Bellingham. Graveside/Inurnment service will precede this on Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. at Greenacres Memorial Park, 5700 Northwest Drive, Ferndale. A public viewing was held on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Moles Farewell Tributes, Bayview Chapel, 2465 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham. All are welcome to join the family in saying goodbye. In lieu of flowers and donations and to honor Randy’s memory, please commit to what he most cherished- spending more time with your family and friends and to be kind to those God has placed around you.