With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Randy C. Squance, 69, of Gig Harbor, who passed away March 12 at a family member’s home.
Randy was born March 14, 1953, in Tacoma.
He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Elizabeth, and his daughter Shanon.
He loved his dog, Cooper, and reuniting with classmates, family, friends and complete strangers he would meet in his adventures. He loved hopping into his hot rod on a sunny day to unwind, relax, and feel the wind in his face.
Randy always had a positive attitude and a profound sense of humor. His friends could always count on him to lend a helping hand. Randy was proud of his Native American heritage and was an active member of the Kwikwetlem First Nation of British Columbia. He believed strongly in protecting the sovereign rights of all Native people.
Randy loved work, which included commercial fishing in Alaska, working in many departments at the Tacoma Smelter, and work at Simpson Tacoma Craft as an industrial electrician. He found joy and brotherhood with his co-workers, which resulted in stories and laughter that carried him through some difficult times.
Randy is survived by his three children, Kenneth (Karlee), Kaisha and Kyle; his grandchildren, Henry, Khloe, Landon and Bennett; siblings Francis Pinchbeck, Garry Squance, Alberta Murphy (Charles), Rick Squance (Cindi); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held at the Haven of Rest on Saturday, April 22, 2023, followed by a celebration of life at the Gig Harbor Eagles at 2 p.m.
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