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Born: Apr 12, 1956

Date of Passing: Sep 09, 2023

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Lovingly surrounded by members of his family, Andy passed away peacefully on September 9, 2023 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB at the age of 67.

He will be deeply missed by his wife Lucille; his step-son Marc; his brothers and sisters: Doris, Rick, Ralph, Carol, Bob, Angel and David; his in-laws; his nephews and nieces; as well as by his many friends in the St. Adolphe and Red Lake areas. Andy was predeceased by his parents, Lionel and Vicky.

Andy was born on April 12, 1956. A truly self-taught man, Andy worked a number of years as an ironworker in Manitoba and Saskatchewan before joining his late father in his construction business in Balmertown, Ontario. From his country home in St. Adolphe, he worked at Ste. Agathe Service Centre before retiring. Even in retirement, he assisted family and friends with their various projects.

Andy’s memory will remain etched in the minds of those who knew him, for he was truly one of a kind. Everyone has an Andy story. He was known for the quality of his work and his problem solving, for his ability to be friends with everyone, for his caring, and for being there when you needed someone. He was genuine in all his relationships, earning the confidence of many. His persona was clearly expressed by his trademark cut-off shirt and daisy dukes, with a bottle of OV in his hand.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the St. Adolphe Catholic Church, St. Adolphe, MB on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at the St. Adolphe Hotel from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place immediately after the funeral.

Many thanks to the staff of the Clinical Assessment unit at HSC and to Dr. Manon Pelletier for their care and compassion towards Andy and his family.

Dear Andy, may you rest in peace knowing that you were such

a positive force during your life.


In care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 16, 2023

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of his passing. He was always a good friend and drinking partner. We had many good times together in St Adolph and Balmertown. He will be missed. Condolences from Linda and I from the Dominican Republic - Posted by: Mike Tvhir (Friend ) on: Sep 19, 2023

  • Dear Lucille. Our hearts were broken to hear about the loss of Andy, our friend and neighbor. We will miss his visits and cheeky banter. He was the best. Love, Michelle & Barry - Posted by: Barry & Michelle Gillies (Neighbor/Friends) on: Sep 18, 2023

  • On behalf of the Deschênes family in Ottawa, we send our most sincere condolences to Lucille and to Andy's brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces. We are at a loss for words to express our grief for Andy, for whom we have many good and fond memories. We will miss his laughter, his originality and his honesty, and, just passing time with him, which was always a pleasure. As has been said, he was truly one of a kind, never to be replaced. - Posted by: Denis Deschênes (Brother-in-law) on: Sep 18, 2023

  • Andy was truly one of a kind. He was the go to person that knew something about everything and never tried to be anyone but himself. We will forever remember Andy with a grin on his face wearing his daisy dukes. - Posted by: Sandy and Lloyd Fox (Friend) on: Sep 16, 2023

  • 2 family members in one year is too much! Say hi to Chris in heaven. Your laugh will be missed. - Posted by: Marc Deschenes (Step son) on: Sep 16, 2023

  • Andy was always there when a helping hand was needed. He is a shining example of what a true friend should be. He will be missed. - Posted by: Alix Washchyshyn (Friend) on: Sep 16, 2023

  • Lucille and Family. So shocked to hear of Andy's passing. He will be greatly missed by all of us at the clinic. He was always a joy at his early morning appointments and would have me laughing as we would exchange stories. He had a kind heart and was always willing to give a helping hand. There are many aching hearts. Please know that our thoughts are with you all. Sincerely, Linda @ T.E.A.M. Chiro - Posted by: Linda Plouffe (Friend) on: Sep 16, 2023

  • Andy, I can’t believe you’re gone! I will miss you coming to the bar for wings, drinking a quick Bud because we don’t have OV anymore! I enjoyed our conversations & talking about our hot winter vacations. You will be missed so much! RIP Andy, my friend… - Posted by: Bobbie Hornan (Friend) on: Sep 16, 2023

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