Federal member for Canning Don Randall passed away doing what he loved his family said in a statement released this afternoon.
“A piece of us is gone and we will never be the same again,” the statement from his two children Tess and Elliott said.
“He passed away doing what he loved – helping others and those less fortunate in his electorate of Canning.
“But to us he was Dad and a loving and caring husband to Mum, our rock and our safe place.
“From teaching us to ride a bike, to learning the best way to prune roses, he was always there for us.
“Dad was born and bred in the country and ultimately left us in the country.
“A true blue maverick that never stopped fighting for what he believed in.
“What you saw was what you got and we loved that about him.”
Mr Randall also left behind his wife of 31 years and soulmate Julie.
The family thanked everyone for their kind messages of support.
“In lieu of flowers, Dad would have wanted people to make a donation to the Autism Association of WA or Wanslea Grandcarers, two causes that he particularly cared so much about,” the statement said.
Visit www.autism.org.au and use ‘Don Randall’ as the reference or email Wanslea with your contact details at firstname.lastname@example.org.