Randall Courtney

Obituary of Randall and Margaret Courtney

Randall Randy and Margaret Peggie Courtney passed away unexpectedly, on September 18, 2011 due to a tragic accident. Randy was born December 3,1961 and Peggie was born November 1,1950 both born in Cortland, NY. They were life long residents of Lapeer.

They were married 25 years on August 30th .Peggie was predeceased by her parents Bernal and

Bessie McConnell as well as her brother Buckey McConnell. Randy and Peggie are survived by their sons: James (Andrea), Gerald (Jennifer), William (Mary) Daniel (Brandy) Tillotson. Peggie is also survived by her brothers Duane (Sherry) and Barney (Val) McConnell.

Randy is survived by his parents George and Jeanette (Fisk) Courtney Sr, brothers George (Susan), James (Cecelia), John (Culleen) Courtney, sisters Connie (Gary) James and Judy ( Dean) Perry. 11 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

They passed away doing what they loved to do riding around their property, enjoying the outdoors, searching for wildlife and spending time together. They loved their animals, especially Susie and Genny. Peggie (Ma Kettle) was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. Randy loved his family and his equipment. He had a wonderful sense of humor, was the family comedian and an avid hunter.Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home 9 Lincoln Ave Cortland. There are no calling hours.

Immediately after the funeral there will be a celebration of life at Wing masters on Hunts Corners Road Lisle Road in Lapeer.

To offer line line condolences visit www.wright-beard.com

Although I did not know Randy & Peggy, I have fond memories of Peggy's brother Duane and his wife Sherry. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this tragic day. David V. Sampson

My thoughts and prays go out to your family in this trying time. Mark E. Hunt

Dear Dan&Brandi & children , Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Rock and Joann

We are so sorry for your losses. They will both well be miss. We will remember the good times. They will always be in our memorys as we see each family member. May peace be with them. Kurt,Cheryl,Jessica,KurtII,Adam,Alan and Nicole.

Dear Dan&Brandi & children , Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Rock and Joann

I did not know Randy, but i knew Peggy. We worked together at Home Care for Cortland County! Peggy was one of a kind.. Very out spoken but yet a very friendly person.. She will be missed.. My thoughts and prayers are with the families at this hard time.. RIP Randy and Peggy!!

Jaimie Clark

To the Courtney Family: I had the privilege to work with Peggie for many years during her time as a Home Health Aide and a scheduler for Home Care for Cortland County. Peggie cared so for those she cared for or served. She always had a smile on her face........she will be so missed. I give you my sincere condolences at this very difficult time. Sincerely, Priscilla Walter, RN Cortland County Health Department

Our thoughts and prayers are with both families at this time. Bill, Sue, Zack

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear of your losses.Dean and Sue Teeter

we are so sorry for all this pain of this loss of two very special people , we know there is nothing we can say to help but want you all to know we are praying for you WILFRED AND BETTY QUAIL.

Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. I can't imagine the sadness that you all are feeling. I hope the strength of the close-knit family that you are surrounds you in love and peace and lightens your grief. Randy and Peggy were a match made in heaven and may they rest in peace there now. This tragedy has touched a place deep inside me and I just wanted you to know that you have all been in my thoughts. Cindy Butler McFarland

Words are very hard to come by in a time like this.Our thoughts and prayers go out to friends and families during this difficult time. Although we did not know them very well they were someones children, mother, father, friend, uncle, aunt family or friend, and this tragic loss affects so many people in some way. May their memory live on forever. Elizabeth Willis

There are no words that can express enough how much we wish we could be there with you all during this time of sorrow. We send our love and our prayers. I can only imagine the agony you must be enduring right now from the loss of a child. I hope this poem that was given to me during my loss (Your Brother/Uncle - Jerry Fisk) will help you get through this tragic time. I love you all and am so sorry for your loss. Remember you are in our thoughts and prayers and our hearts ache for all of you. Anything you need please call us if just to talk. We love you so very much. "Rany and Peggy may you rest in peace" Your Aunt Jeanny, Cousin Tammy/Matthew Fisk & Shawn Tierney. Name of the Poem is "No Fear In Heaven" There are so many things in life that we can't understand,like why a tragedy like this can happen in this land. One moment life is perfect and the next it falls apart, leaving us with nothing but an eternally aching heart. Our souls cry out in agony amidst the suffering and despair. We feel the pain and tear our clothes and scream "It isn't fair!". Spirits are now shattered. Hearts will never be the same. We grasp at straws and seek to find the one who is to blame. Horrific as our life now seems, one thing remains quite true. Our little ones have now been freed to do things angels do. They can't recall the horrors of those last days they were here. They remember not the terror, the hurt, nor the fear. There is no fear in Heaven. No more sorrow. Only Joy. It's filled with joyous laughter from each little girl and boy. We can only try to imagine, in spite of all earthly wrongs, our little angels are learning the words to the Angel's songs. Amidst the children's laughter and their Heavenly play, there's also more important work going on there today. Jesus is building mansions, never taking time to sleep, for Reunions are being planned, yes, even as we weep. The children gather around Him and listen to Him speak,for He has all the answers that they curiously seek. He tells them for a time, in Heaven, they must wait,and then they can meet us at Heaven's pearly gate. Gloria (Jeanny) Fisk

To the families of Peggy and Randy: We are so very sorry for your losses. The Lord gives us children for awhile and then call them back home. However, we do have memories. May you take comfort in yours. Take pride in your role of parents that you raised two fine children who were devoted to each other. These two smiling faces will be missed. God bless you all. Fran, Ed and Alan Butler

Thinking of your family. We send our condolences to you all during this tragic time of loss.

The Womack's

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