Friday, December 8, 2023
December 8, 2023


September 30, 1981 – May 19, 2009

Andrew passed away suddenly at his beloved Jupiter early morning the 19th of May. He was a true innocent, perhaps a musical savant, who cared deeply for other people’s pain. Communicating wasn’t easy for him, but his was a spirit that beamed outward to enchant and beguile all who had contact with him. Never one to complain, though suffering through innumerable surgeries, and physical difficulties, he was stoic and resolute in his capacity for life, and had an eagerness to share that joy with others. He liked to jam with guitar players, shake his rhythm-egg with gusto, strum with vigor, and made sure everyone knew their lines perfectly. When asked what the Sunday sermon was, Andrew without fail would reply that it was about the Word of God. It is to God that he is delivered up, but with crushing sorrow. The island community, and his Dad’s heart, is a bleaker place for his passing.

Andrew is survived by his father Sam, aunt Rose Marie of Vancouver, aunt Toyita of Columbia, SA., and cousins in Vancouver, Surrey, and Tampa, and mother Lynda of London.

A memorial service will be held at the Community Gospel Chapel on Thursday May 28th at 1:00 pm with a quiet viewing on Wednesday May 27th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Flowers can also be sent to Hayward’s Funeral Service, or donations in lieu of flowers to Lady Minto Hospital.

More obituaries

Kathleen “Amina” Faith Towne Vaillancourt

Passed peacefully surrounded by song, family and friends.  Kathleen will be remembered for her generous heart, and her beautiful spirit. She was a dedicated social...

Chris Kodaly

Chris Kodaly peacefully passed away on October 31st at 3:33PM in Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island after a short battle with cancer....

Theresa (Terry) Fuoco

July 29, 1948-October 23, 2023 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Theresa (Terry) Fuoco, beloved sister, auntie and friend after...


September 1950 — November 2, 2023  VERNA HELEN ELLIOTT  September 1950 — November 2, 2023  Verna passed away in palliative care at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital with...


Salt Spring Island
few clouds
0 ° C
2.8 °
-1.6 °
100 %
20 %
4 °
3 °
4 °
5 °
4 °