As stated on our club Facebook page, we were saddened to hear of the passing of long time and life member Viv Randall.
Viv had been fighting cancer for the past two years, and succumbed on Sunday afternoon, 19th January , 2014.
His funeral will be held on Friday 24th January, 2.00pm at the Taylor & Forgie Chapel, Cowan Street, Gawler.
Viv competed back in the 1990s after purchasing a buggy and making modifications with help from his father in law, Stan Webb. It has always been a family affair in the sport for the Randall family of Williamstown, with Viv and Jodie, along with Graeme and Clive all competing at various events over the years, in the class 3 buggy, and Casper the Baja.
It seems that a few other former competitors got their first offroad experience with Viv, namely Christine Frank and Hayley Menzel.
Viv was always ready to lend a hand at events, and as late as our Mannum event in September last year, came out for a look after a long absence. He will be greatly missed, not just by the club, but by the community of Williamstown.
The Gawler Road Knights Car Club pass on our sincere condolences to all members of the Randall and Webb families.
All seating was taken in two rooms, and standing room only left, at the funeral for Viv Randall.
Although a sad occassion, Viv’s funeral was carried out in accordance with his wishes. Country music was played, with choices made by nieces and Jodie. Nephew Nathan Lloyd read out the eulogy composed by the family, then read his own heartfelt eulogy, which at times brought him to tears. He did a fantastic job, and has a lot to live up to.
Pallbearers Clive and Graeme Randall, nephews Nathan and Jason Lloyd, plus two other men, performed well under duress, and once the coffin was in the hearse, the long drive home to Williamstown began.
A graveside service was held at the Williamstown Cemetery, and once this was concluded, balloons were released by those in attendance.