1965 ~ EISENBARTH ~ 2013

Posted: January 3rd, 2014

Randolph William “Randy Eisenbarth”, of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, December 28th at the age of 48 years. He is survived by his dear children, Olivia and Elias, and their mother Samantha. Randy is also survived by his mother Lottie; sister Karen (Wayne Law) and son Devin; brother Gordon (Michele) and Alex, Mathew & Andrea; and brother Terry (Theresa) and Sarah & Ivan; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his father Herb (2001); grandparents William & Lydia Eisenbarth and Adolph & Julianna Miller as well as several aunts & uncles. Randy was born in Medicine Hat, attended school here and graduated in 1983; receiving acknowledgment as ‘best all around student’ for achievement in sports and academics. His love of all sports saw him play for the Hat High Mohawks as well as the Med Hat Cubs hockey team. He also played baseball and was introduced to rodeo at 10 years old as a ‘boys steer rider’. As a steer rider, an awarded trip to see the NFR in Oklahoma City cemented his passion for rodeo. Memories of ‘going down the road’ and the many good friends made were a big part of Randy’s later life. Randy attended the Medicine Hat College, and then transferred to the U of A to complete a degree in Recreation Administration. In Edmonton, he met Samantha; they found a shared love of horses. Randy continued to ride saddle broncs and rodeo as time and weekends allowed, until 1995. After graduating, Randy helped coordinate the Alberta Summer Games held in Redcliff and also worked at a youth program administered by the YMCA. An abundance of work in the trades saw Randy change occupations and become a journeyman pipe, steam & gas fitter, belonging to local #496 since 1994 and working construction jobs in both Alberta & Saskatchewan. Randy loved spending time with his kids, playing catch, showing them how to ride a horse, bike, fish, & hold a hockey stick; how to play any game. Olivia and Elias were his joy. A private family funeral service will be held January 4th. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to condolences@saamis.com, subject heading Randy Eisenbarth. Memorial gifts may be made to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign at ymcastrongkids.ca; or the charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Shona Chamberlin says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. My sympathy to Samanatha & family. I met Randy and Terry on a job site. So many laughs and good times we all had. I remember when Randy caught that big pike fishing off shore. Diefenbaker Lake. We all couldn’t believe it. He is, and will be sadly missed.

  2. Shawn Griffin says:

    I went to high school with Randy, I am so sorry to see he has passed. My condolences and prayers go out to his family. I will always have fond memories of Randy. We played football in high school and he scored the winning touchdown in the rangeland conference championship game against CHHS. Good bye old friend…God Speed.


  3. phil calvert says:

    sorry to hear of randy’s passing, i will not forget him! i met randy through work quite a few years ago, he was also my roomate on the regina job! randy was always willing to lend a hand anytime, no matter what! you will be missed brother!

  4. Kyle Hope says:

    My sincere sympathy. Randy will always be remembered as a friend and team mate from our younger days growing up in Redcliff.
    Cherish the moments of brilliance ….and the lifelong memories that he leaves you with…those moments and memories will continue to reflect his contagious smile for years to come.
    He will be missed…but not forgotten.

  5. Vincent Darr says:

    I’m very sorry to learn of the passing of Randy. Randy is a good guy and I liked his company. My heart goes out to his inter family.
    Vincent Darr
    San Roque, CUBA

  6. Dan Black says:

    So sorry to hear this. Randy was one of my heroes and mentors as I was learning to ride broncs. I’ll never forget the good times we got to share and the honest,sincere way he would encourage me to keep trying. Nor will I forget the countless times He and Sam welcomed me into their home when I was passing through. We’ve lost a dear friend and one Hell of a Cowboy. My heart goes out to all of his family and others who were lucky enough to call him a Friend.
    See you somewhere down the trail Randy.

  7. Mary-Lou Dalla-Longa says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out o the Eisenbarth families during this difficult time. To Olivia and Elias know that your dad was truly a great guy. He had a very kind and gentle spirit and a great sense of humour. He was always cracking jokes as he played ping pong in the Eisenbarth basement. He had a warm friendly smile that matched his personality! Anyone who knew your dad was truly blessed to have had him in their life. May your cherished memories of your dad help you through this difficult time.

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