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Date of Passing: May 03, 2018

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THOMAS JOHN ANDRICH Thomas J. Andrich, aged 72, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. His Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, May 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the Riverwood Warehouse Church, 270 Gordon (entrance off Stadacona). Mourning his loss are his wife Judith, and his three sons, David (Diana), Paul (Christal), and Lucas (Kelly); two foster daughters, Nellie Good and Kayla Chambers-Bruneau; and three grandchildren, Rebecka, Serenity, and Justice. Tom was predeceased by his parents, John and Nellie Andrich, as well as his brothers, Donald and Frank Andrich. Tom was a graduate of the University of Manitoba Fine Arts Program and spent most of his career as a fine artist. He is responsible for the creation of numerous murals around Winnipeg and his seat as a courtroom artist gave him witness to many interesting trials. Tom was an honest, kindhearted, and generous man who always wanted to help those around him and his presence will be sorely missed by his friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Siloam Mission or World Vision.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 08, 2018

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I just spent the months of January to April under the tutelage of Tom. He is a wonderful man and a devoted teacher. I am seeing that he was a very loving and altruistic person as well. My condolences to his family, may you find comfort in knowing that Tom touched many lives. - Posted by: Kathy George Moore (Student) on: Jun 08, 2018

  • I am very fond of the Aldrich family Tom is a gem of a person. Authentic and caring. I'm saddened to know of his sudden passing. He will be in my prayers forever. - Posted by: Margaret Camara (Friend / Work associate) on: Jun 03, 2018

  • I met Tom at CCCC's when I started working in the office in 1980. Tom was a Consumer Help Officer, and worked out of our office. He was a delight to work with. He always came into the office with a smile on his face and something funny to tell us. His wife Jude was lovely, and they had three busy little boys. When Tom was in the office, there was lots of laughter. We really missed him when he left CCCC's. His true passion in work was his art. Before he left, he gave me a little painting of a forest scene. I still have it, hanging in our log cabin on the lake. It's a Tom. To Jude and Family...I am so sorry to hear of your loss......Leslie. - Posted by: Leslie (Co-worker) on: Jun 03, 2018

  • Tom’s drawing class at Good Neighbours had a special welcoming atmosphere. He believed everyone could draw and everyone could improve with practise, no matter their ability. He wasn’t just a teacher, he was a friend and fellow learner, who rejoiced in your successes. Thank you, Tom for your art, your insights, and the feeling of accomplishment you instilled. You will be greatly missed by all of us. - Posted by: Lucille Eustache (student and friend) on: May 09, 2018

  • Tom was my art teacher at J.B. Mitchell when I was in junior high. As my time in class progressed Tom recognized a kindred spirit and always supported and encouraged me with my artwork. Although that was many years ago, when I saw Tom from time to time he was exactly the same. His abilities as an artist were a reflection of his inner being. Tom was a great person and a great artist. I will miss him and remember him especially when I am painting or drawing. sincerely, Philip Hayes - Posted by: Philip Hayes (former student and friend) on: May 09, 2018

  • I was so sorry to hear about Tom's passing. We worked so well together judging the Interlake art show in The Pas a few years ago. Good discussions and laughs were had by us all. The art community will certainly miss his kind soul and creative spirit. - Posted by: Leona Brown (Fellow artist) on: May 08, 2018

  • Tom, “Mr. Andrich” was my art teacher at J.B. Mitchell Jr. High. I was not a stellar student by any means but always enjoyed his art classes. His wrote in my yearbook “Lisa, don’t skip too many classes or one day you’ll find you’ve skipped a lifetime.” Although I didn’t end up keeping the yearbook, that comment always stuck with me and almost 40 years later, after enjoying his artwork throughout the city for many years, I found myself near Forum Art Centre and decided to stop in and say hi to Tom and let him know what that comment had meant to me through the years. He enjoyed seeing me, gave me a hug and encouraged me to attend art classes at Forum. Although I didn’t do that, I was so glad to have stopped by to see him when I did. He was a fine teacher, artist and person who will be missed. - Posted by: Lisa Lewis (former student) on: May 08, 2018

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