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.