Randal Mead

 Randy Mead died unexpectedly on August 5, 2012 from a massive coronary event at his home in Slocan, BC. He was born Nov. 5, 1954. Randy was most widely known as an extraordinary flutist, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, as well as a film and film-score producer. Randy was also an inventor of musical instruments that employed ancient tuning systems and a pioneer of world fusion music, augmenting his classical training. He earned a B.A. in music from The Evergreen State College and an M.A. in Arts and Media Technology from Antioch University West. He was a session player for countless albums and film scores and a sound engineer himself – engineering dozens of albums for others. With his wife Hope, he also co-produced the award-winning film “Orbs: The Veil is Lifting”.Randy grew up in Marin County, CA and lived in Olympia and Seattle before returning to the San Francisco Bay area where he lived through the 80’s. In 1991, he moved to Colville with Hope and his two sons, Seth and Eli, for a rural life. He was a resident of Stevens County for nearly 20 years. Those who knew Randy knew him as a Renaissance man. He built a straw-bale house by hand, was a gourmet chief, cheese-maker, a quantum bio-feedback practitioner, kept farm animals and numerous exotic pets. He was a big-hearted man, friend and mentor to many. He was never afraid to try something new. In 2010, he and Hope moved to a large farm in Slocan, BC to create a cultural center, Greensong Sanctuary for Healing and the Arts. Randy is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Hope, and their two sons, Seth and Eli.There will be a memorial and benefit concert and silent auction on Sunday, Sept. 16  at the American Legion Hall. From 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The service will be held at 2 p.m.Call 935-0246 for more information