Raymond “Randy” Harvey Loper
After serving the Lord faithfully for 72 years, Raymond “Randy” Harvey Loper peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 8th, 2022 after courageously fighting a battle with cancer with God’s strength. Randy was born to Raymond H and Mary H Loper of Greenville, South Carolina and was actively involved with Boy Scouts of America during his childhood. He accepted the Lord at age 16 and felt called to serve the Lord overseas in his grade 12 year. He began his higher education at Furman University in Greenville where he acquired his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, and continued his studies at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where he graduated with his M.D. in Medicine. Randy continued biblical studies at the Evangelical Institute of Greenville, and later joined The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM). Randy served faithfully with TEAM in Nepal as a medical doctor missionary for 24 years. After the Lord brought Beth into his life in Nepal, they were married and both returned to serve at the hospital in Nepal together. After their son Jonathan was born, they remained in Nepal for 11 more years before moving to Caronport, SK to take care of Beth’s mother. While living in Canada, Randy worked in the Caronport Medical Clinic and as a Surgical Assistant in Moose Jaw. He was actively involved with the ShareWord Global (Gideon’s) Ministry, the Church in Caronport, Promise Keepers, Turtle Mountain Bible Camp, and many Briercrest events. Randy was a loving husband, father, powerful prayer warrior, welcoming presence, and bright light for his Lord Jesus Christ. He was predeceased by both parents; and brother, Richard Loper. Randy is survived and deeply missed by his wife, Beth (Pomeroy) Loper of Caronport, SK; son, Jonathan (Nancy) Loper of Caronport; sister, Laura (Bruce) Harris of Greenville, SC; brother, Ralph (Ruth) Loper of Tuscon, AZ; sister-in-law, Tami Loper of Evans, GA; eight nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in Edward’s Chapel, 510 College Drive, Caronport, SK. Interment will take place at Caronport Cemetery. Those not able to attend may view the service virtually by going to www.caronport.church/video. A Time of Visitation for Family and Friends will be held on Friday, September 23rd, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations in Randy’s name may be made to ShareWord Global (Gideons), PO Box 3619, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2, TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission), PO 969, Wheaton, IL 60187-0969, USA, Briercrest College and Seminary, 510 College Drive, Caronport, SK S0H 0S0, Evangelical Institute, 700 N Parker Rd, Greenville, SC 29609, USA, or Turtle Mountain Bible Camp (One Hope Canada), PO Box 1198, Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Beth and family,I am so sad for you all at Randy’s passing.I enjoyed working with you both at YQ for several years.Randy was always smiling ,happy and helpful.Take care.
Beth and family, I am sorry for your loss of Randy. I send my sympathy. I thank God for Randy and his faithful service in Nepal.
I am so sorry for your loss Beth! I heard about you as a missionary when I was younger. I see you different times. You are always very friendly kind.i pray for peace and strength for you at this difficult time.
Today is such a difficult day for you, dear Beth. I am attending the memorial Service in my heart in prayer. The time of the Service will not be sufficient to remember the blessing Randy brought with his life.
May all these memories turn to a comforting and shining heart treasure for you and for Jonathan. Love and prayer from Germany.
Randy and I went to Nepal together in 1981 after finishing up at EIG the year before. It was a privilege to know him, work together, and pray with him and serve the Lord Jesus together in Nepal. We miss him as I know you do.
Beth, Jonathan, and family: We just found out about Randy going to be with the Lord. Our whole family: Davey, Rosemary, Luke ( and Leane, his new bride), Jordan, and Elizabeth Gin will be praying for you guys. We have so many found memories of serving together in Nepal together in Kathmandu, Rukum and Dandeldhura. I learned so much from Randy when I when I was serving together with him. Not only medical things but the spiritual issues facing missionary doctors. Randy was always the pastoral doctor to the hospital staff, the missionaries, and the people we served in the rural areas of Nepal. We always appreciated how Randy would always commit everything in Nepal to prayer. His Godly wisdom was so crucial when we had difficult decisions to make. We will dearly miss Randy. Our boys will always cherish growing up and playing with Jonathan in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. I am trying to book a flight now so I can be with you guys for his memorial service. Love from all of us, Davey Gin
Dear Beth and Jonathan and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. We pray that God will give you comfort today and in the days ahead.
Jonathon, I’m so very sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family at this time, I hope you find some comfort and peace in your memories
I am sorry to hear about Doctor Randy’s departure from Earth. God called him to his dwelling place.
He did my mom’s delivery and gave me my name Asher when he saw that I am a blessing to my Family. God has called me the source of blessing. I had a great desire to meet him and to see him face to face but unfortunately, I was not able to see him. I had a desire to hug him and thank him for praying for me at my birth because he is the first man who saw God’s plan in my life. He hold me in his hand and cheered up, with thanks and prayer He called me “Asher” which literally means happy and blessed. God planned in his life to come here to Dadeldhura for my delivery. He came here to Dadeldhura to serve many and to make a path for me to live in this world. His departure from this earth is just a short time loss for us. Prayers are there for you all who are kin to Dr. Randy. Please take care of yourself.
Hi Beth, I was so very sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
With my sincere sympathy,
Beth and Jonathan, we extend to you our heartfelt sympathy. God blessed you both with Randy’s presence for many years and I know you are grateful. Now he is in the presence of Jesus! We continue to pray for you. May you know God’s comfort, strength and grace.
We are praying for you Beth and Jonathan. We always enjoyed our visits with Randy…he will be missed.
Beth, Kel and I were sorry to hear of Randy’s passing, sincerest sympathies to you, Johnathon and families. May our God uplift and hold you close in His tender mercies and love, may He be your strength, peace and comfort as you grieve.
Kel and Gail Stevens
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
Dear Beth, Jonathan, and family,
We grieve with you in your loss and rejoice with you in hope of our reunion and resurrection at the last day. Randy was always a welcome and calming presence as we worked together on the field. Randy was the one who broke the news to us in Greenville, SC, that the project we’d volunteered for (the Rukum Hospital) and for which I was arranging a two-year sabbatical from my employment, was acutally a TEN-year project, located two days’ walking distance from the nearest road! We ended up serving just 84 months of our two-year term there!
We enjoyed the times you all came to fill-in at Rukum. Rachel may not ever get over – er, forget – Jonathan’s knock-knock jokes! What was he, four or five at the time, maybe?