Randal Robert Sader
Randal Robert Sader
Home city: Saskatoon, SK
Date of crash: September 18, 2002
Randy Sader was the passenger of vehicle driven by a person who was almost 3 times over the legal limit (.19 and .20). While Randy slept, she drove on a well traveled highway going at speeds in excess of 150 klm per hour. The car was involved in a single vehicle roll over. Randy died instantly, the driver walked away from the crash without any injuries.
The woman driving the car was sentenced 11 months to the day following the crash. The courts sentenced her to 9 months in jail followed by 18 months probation. While on probation she will be required to do 60 hours of community service, of which 20 hours must be spent giving presentations to high school students about this experience. She lost her driver’s license for 2 years. She also must attend program(s), etc. for her drinking problem. She must also pay back Randy’s estate for the car she wrecked, as there was no insurance for someone charged with DUI. This was one of the tougher sentences Saskatchewan courts have handed down to a person who had no previous record. It’s about time the courts got tough with these drivers, who continually threaten our safety.
Randy was the middle of 3 children. Our parents are both still alive and (except for the hellish year we have all experienced) seem to be pulling through this awful time in our lives. We are a close family, Randy leaves behind his 2 son’s who are now 19 and 16, and he had jointly raised them with his ex-wife. He also leaves behind a sister, her husband and their 2 teens and his youngest brother, wife and their 3 very young children (they will never really know their uncle). Many, many relatives and friends also miss him and mourn his death.
Randy was born and lived all his life in Saskatoon. He attended Holy Cross and Walter Murray High schools. When he finished school Randy worked at Cory Potash mine just outside of Saskatoon for a number of years. During a slump in the potash industry Randy was laid off, he went back to school. When Randy set his mind to something he would always succeed, he became a journeyman welder and had all the required tickets. He worked for Saskatoon Boiler for quite a few years and then found a great opportunity working for Cameco Mines in Northern Saskatchewan. He was on one of his weeks “out” when the crash (we do not consider this an accident) happened.
Randy loved sports and was quite athletic. He loved hockey and played it most of his life. He loved to downhill ski with his family and friends. He also enjoyed being at the family cabin spending many summer days out on the lake, with all the kids water skiing/wakeboarding, tubing and generally having a great time. Wherever Randy went he drew people to him, he liked being with people and they liked being with him. Randy also loved art work and did many paintings (see below) and sculptures. Randy did a lot of living in such a very short time but there was so much more he wanted to do and didn’t get the chance all because of a selfish and stupid decision made by one person, the driver of his vehicle.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path that God has laid, you see.
I took His hand when I heard His call
I turned around and left it all,
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found the peace on a sunny day,
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A family shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much
Good family, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now, with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee.
God wanted me now; From pain I’m free.
We love you and will miss you always and forever.
Mom, Dad, Ryan & Sean, Lynn & Jay, Darrell & Sharla, Andrea & Tyler, Bradley, Kyle & Jenna.
Randy’s family would like to extend their appreciation and thanks for the understanding and support they received from Roberta Doell and the Saskatoon – Central Saskatchewan Chapter of MADD.
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