Randolph "Randy" Tomka
February 3, 1962
December 2, 2023
Randolph Allison Tomka (February 3, 1962 – December 2, 2023)
It is with profound sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Randy Tomka on Saturday December 2, 2023, in Petrolia, Ontario. Randy is predeceased by his parents, Sylvester and Shirley, his brother Stephen. He is survived by his sister Janice and brother Danny, and his niece Meghan and nephew Ryan. The finality of this event is gut-wrenching for his family and friends with so much left unsaid. He was taken far too young.
He grew up in Ottawa and lived in Burlington for several years. More recently he had moved to Alvinston where he developed strong relationships with the local community and is fondly remembered. He had a curious mind and was a lifelong learner. He earned an Economics degree from Carleton University and a Commerce degree from the University of Windsor. He liked to monitor financial markets and ponder world events and corporate activities.
He loved playing hockey and football in his youth. He was a passionate competitor which often led him to spend some time in the penalty box. His intensity was admired by his teammates and spectators. We remember him as always working and on the go. In his youth he was a regular fixture at Cineplex and developed many relationships through his work there. He worked for many years with Chrysler Financial and most recently volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He had a love of dogs and is reunited with Bingo, Tyler and Tori.
Randy was never shy to share his opinion and could be quite entertaining. He had a good heart and liked to have fun with practical jokes. We all miss his big laugh and can’t believe this sad turn of events. He is fondly remembered by his niece Meghan and nephew Ryan who loved Unckie dearly. There will be a celebration of life sometime in the future.
Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Randy’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com.