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William Andrews

William Russell Andrews

Friday, June 7th, 1957 - Saturday, May 30th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Bill (William Russell) Andrews, just a few days before his 63rd birthday. Bill died at home on May 30th, 2020 after a private struggle with cancer.

Bill was a wonderful, fun-loving man with a huge heart and an easy laugh. He was a handyman supreme, a tireless Toronto sports fan, a loyal friend, and ALWAYS there for his large extended family. You could count on him for any renovation project, whether you wanted his help or not. He also had a reputation as a prankster, though he admitted to very little over the years. Bill’s professional career was spent as a loyal employee at Kimmel Sales.

Bill was a devoted father to Kyle. He was the youngest of five siblings, and so leaves a large extended family who will miss him dearly, including Arlene, Eileen, Lyndy, Donna, Sylvie, Michael, Tracey, Tamara, Christie, Steve, Mikayla, Hayden, Mark, Melissa, Alissa, Ashton, Zachary, Nicholas, Michèle, Todd, Madeleine, Noëlle, Jack, Rick, Erin, Danielle, Steve, Abby, Kenzie, Jannette and Reid. His untimely death deepens the hole in our hearts left by the passing of his sister Carolynn and brother Barry in recent years. Bill also leaves Gary Kimmel and Mike Thivierge, lifelong friends along with the late Mark Johnson. His parents, Irene (Taylor) and Russell Andrews were active members of the Richmond Hill community.

A celebration of his life will be planned when we are able to host such events again. The family welcomes pictures and tributes at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Kyle’s wish is for friends and family to do something special with their loved ones in Bill’s honour.
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Patti Buckley

Posted at 09:41am
Bill was a great guy, an awesome friend, and will truly be missed by his close friends and family. In knowing Bill for 40 years I could share a lot of stories of friendships, college adventures, cottage gatherings, and life through our early 20's. Cheers to him, I am sure Mark and Bill are already up to no good, enjoying a beer together. Picture posted is of Bill and Mike at a celebration many years ago! Patti Buckley
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Allison Kennedy

Posted at 12:14am
I’ve been a neighbour of Bill (and Carolyn) for almost fourteen years. He was a great neighbour and I’ll miss gardening, snow shovelling and chatting with him. My condolences to Kyle and his close knit extended family. Allison Kennedy
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Jan VanTienen

Posted at 02:53pm
I have fond memories of our 20’s, when we spent time with our close friends at the Whitney cottage and Legion dances. Bill always supported my love of animals by welcoming short stay pets into our home! I remember the bird who spent his visit perched on Bill’s head and the Newf that wouldn’t let Bill through the door. Jan
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Al Champagne

Posted at 08:24am
My deepest sympathies to Bill’s family and close friends. I’ve worked with Bill for 18 years and can’t describe how sorry I am that he has passed. A kind soul with a big heart he will be dearly missed.
Sincerely,
Al Champagne
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