Sept. 30, 1952 – Oct. 3, 2007
Andy passed peacefully from the arms of his beloved wife to the arms of Jesus, his Lord and Savior. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Cath, sons Nick and Mike, stepchildren Tony Whitley (Renay) and Tammy Whitley (Trevor) and super special grandson David Edgar. Also Andy’s Mom Patricia Gilley, Dad Ken (Maureen), sister Lesley, brothers Buster (Shelley) and Rob (Kim) and former wife Maureen (Cam) Lennerton, along with many more extended family and friends. Andy coached Hockey in the Cowichan Valley for 24 years and was inspirational in the Christian Youth Hockey Summer Camp. Over the years he had served the Lord in many ways, including a Mission trip to Finland, Russia and Sweden in 1989 with Christian Sports Outreach.
Andy worked in the forest industry for the past 30 years, most recently with Black Label Consulting from 1995-2004 and then TimberWest from 2004-2007 as a Resource Technician. Andy loved his job, his co-workers and the work that he did. He has been blessed with a loving family, a wonderful church family, work family and gym family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 1:00 pm at the Shawnigan Alliance Church, 1603 Wilmot Avenue, Shawnigan Lake, BC. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Victoria Hospice Society (envelopes will be available at service). Online condolences may be offered at www.sandsfuneral.com.