“The Burd”

Randy Burdick passed away July 7, after battling cancer. He was born in Englewood, California. He was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Russell and Joyce Burdick, as well as his brother, Bob Burdick.

He grew up in Oakridge, Oregon, which is where his love of sports began. He played baseball, basketball and football. He was an all-star baseball player. He also played basketball at Lane Community College.

In 1976, in Oakridge, Randy met the love of his life, Mary. They relocated to Springfield with their five children. This is when his love for landscaping began.

In 1990, Randy and Mary moved to Sisters, to the property they purchased, which the family called “The Canyon.” Moving to Sisters was his dream. Randy had an amazing work ethic and was very passionate about everything he did. He owned and operated his own business, R&M Landscaping and General Contractors, also farming 10 acres of his property.

Randy also coached at Sisters High School for over 20 years. He was the Head JV Coach for basketball, as well as coaching football and lacrosse.

He loved fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with wife, kids, and grandchildren.

Randy is survived by his wife, Mary Burdick; three sons, Micky, Tim, and Christopher; and two daughters, Jonnie and Trina; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

He was a believer in God, an inspiration to many and loved to help others. He truly saw the good in ALL. WE WILL MISS HIM DEARLY. If he touched YOUR heart.... may you NEVER forget...

“Please give Grandma, Joyce, Grandpa, Russell, Uncle Bob, and Aunt Nyoka a huge hug from us. We hope you’re up there dancing away with a Corona in hand, living your best life. Please don’t worry about Mom, either. She not only has our family, but a whole community of the most wonderful people surrounding her, so she’s in great hands. We love you and you’ll always be a part of out heart and souls. Fly high bird, and always remember to take it easy.”

God bless.