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    Patrick Chan posted this tribute message to Randy Starkman on his Facebook yesterday:
    I was absolutely shocked and really sad.

    Randy, as a writer, your journalism always carried with it an inspiring charisma and excitement for the amateur athletic scene. You were truly the best at bringing our stories to life.

    As a friend, your personality and sense of humour made you extraordinarily likeable. You always had my back and were always someone I could talk to when I had something to get off my mind.

    You will be missed dearly by the sports community. You will be missed dearly by those who knew you. Thank you, Randy, for being a genuine writer and friend.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    here's the page where you can leave memorial messages:
    http://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchap...um=128685&fg=0

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    Thanks, fan. There are some very touching and heartfelt messages there.

    Randy Starkman conducted this light-hearted Q&A video with Patrick Chan in October 2009 (I found the link posted in the Chan uber thread): http://olympics.thestar.com/2010/art...t-patrick-chan

    I was glad to see a tribute to Randy Starkman in the 4/26/12 edition of "The Inside Edge" blog (scroll down to the end): http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Fitting tribute to Randy Starkman:

    Randy Starkman to be honoured at Canada Olympic House

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    Quote Originally Posted by algonquin View Post
    Thanks algonquin. The goodness and kindness of the late Randy Starkman lives on in the hearts of the amateur athletes. Great that Canada recognises the invaluable contribution of Starkman.

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    I'm glad that he will be remembered in such a meaningful way at an event that was so important to him.

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    Extremely, extremely sorry to hear this. I enjoyed his writing. My condolences to his loved ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    My post in the Krall/Chan thread also referenced this sad news: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...1&postcount=33

    I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with him last year, and he struck me as being a very humane and worldly person, as well as a devoted family man.

    ETA my post from the FSU Archives last year:


    Randy Starkman was the journalist, and he signed off his email to me as follows:

    What is the story about the single tear?

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    Thanks for letting us know algonquin. Lovely to know the athletes are honouring his memory in such a way.

    It still doesn't seem real Randy's not over there getting ready to cover these Games.

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