Sometimes there is no reason why. Sometimes when the unimaginable happens we feel powerless in its wake, and that’s when the love surrounding us becomes the lifeboat that carries us through.

KENNEBUNK — Randy Thomas Bickford, age 40, left this world and those who loved him dearly on July 30, 2022.

Randy was a son, father, grandson, brother, nephew, uncle, and a friend to many. A true Mainer through and through, Randy was born, the son of Jess Bickford and Jeanne Flaherty Sevigny, in Sanford, during the spring blizzard of April 5, 1982. As a result, he and his mom enjoyed an extended stay at the Goodall Hospital while for the next three days road crews struggled to reopen southern Maine.

Randy graduated from Kennebunk High School with the class of 2000. He was an excellent athlete and loved the game of baseball. Might we add, he was their star pitcher. Randy loved his children, his family, chilling with friends, music, fishing, hunting, and cooking. Randy was so proud of his beautiful daughter Lily and his handsome son Wesley and loved them dearly. From the time he could legally work as a teenager he was always the hard worker. Of all, he was most proud of working for UPS and was so excited to be driving his own delivery routes. Randy wore his heart on his sleeve and felt life’s ups and downs deeply. He fought a decades long battle with his demons that eventually took hold of his life and robbed him of everything he hoped and dreamed of for a proud future. Despite the battle, Randy remained the kind and gentle soul he had always been. While his death was unexpected and tragic, those he left behind remember him with love, and find comfort in knowing he is not hurting anymore.

Randy is survived by: his father, Jess Bickford; his mother ,Jeanne Flaherty Sevigny, and her husband Mark; his sister, Karli Bickford and her sons, Myles Sylvain and David Sylvain; his daughter, Lily Bickford and her mother, Shiloh Legere; his son Wesley Moody Bickford and his mother, Tasha Moody; his grandparents, Allen Bickford, Mary Bickford, and Caroline Flaherty; and his high school sweetheart and life partner, Jessica Leach. Randy is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandfather Thomas Flaherty.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday ,Aug. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the American Legion, 102 Main St., Kennebunkport. A candlelight vigil will follow at Narragansett Point, 149 Beach Ave., Kennebunk from 6:30 to 9 p.m.