With great sadness, we share the sudden passing of Andrew Banton on September 4th 2021, aged 45yrs old.
Andrew was truly one of a kind, a gentle giant who will be forever missed and cherished by his wife of more than twenty years, Julia.
Andrew is survived by his Mum and Dad, Diane and Stephen Banton. Along with his two brothers, Mark and Richard Banton, all of Cheshire, England.
Andrew was born in Cheshire, England and emigrated to Canada almost seven years ago with Julia and their dogs. They were living first in Ontario before moving to Alberta three years ago. He loved his life in Canada and enjoyed all aspects of the outdoors, even venturing along the Alaskan Highway as far as the Yukon on his last road trip with Julia and their two dogs in August.
Andrew was in his element when working in his garage on machinery or restoring vehicles. His prized possession was his Fordson Super Major once belonging to his Grandad, which he lovingly restored to his meticulous standards and brought to Canada with him.
Andrew had a big heart and was the kind of guy you wanted in your corner; he got along with everyone he met and could make everything feel ok simply with his big smile. His humour, and particularly his sarcasm, will be forever remembered amongst his many friends and colleagues.
Andrew was taken far too soon with so much more to live for, forever in our hearts x
Serenity Funeral Service, Leduc.
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I’m afraid I haven’t the words to say how much I will miss my friend and how I wish we could meet for one last pint.
Bant was a brilliant, kind guy to be around and a true friend.
My best memories of Bant are the simplest ones sitting in a bar laughing, chatting and enjoying the company.
Andrew and Jue were truly made for each other and so sorry for your loss jue.
Bant you know the rules old friend whoever arrives first gets them in.
Paul and Carolyn
Well what can I say about Andrew, they guy was an absolute legend in my eyes he loved life loved his dogs , family and friends but most of all he loved my best friend Julia , he lived for making Julia happy and they shared the same dreams together leading them both to live in Canada, he lived life for now, which used to make me wonder how he could do that because it used to scare me to be honest . But now it makes sense now, that’s.one thing I will take with me thanks to Andrew.
I will always regret not getting over to see you Andrew to have a beer and see you both in the place you settled and seemed so happy together, but just wanted to say thank you for being my friend and loving my best friend and most of all , all the amazing memories xxx
Andrew. What a guy! I’m remembering him trying eating home made snails and squirrels because a tv chef had made them look amazing. The time he bought some reduced pies from Morrison’s and only found out they were fruit ones after he had covered them with spaghetti hoops but ate them anyway after he got used to the taste! Looking for
wedding outfits in Vegas and Julie and I convincing him the waistcoat was purple and not pink. Julie, you were so blessed to have found your soulmate a relationship that should have gone on for at least another 25 years. We all had some amazing fun times on our travels the pair of you always seized the day and lived your dream life . Andrew was an amazing husband, amazing pupster dad and overall nice kind man who I will always think of with a smile
It is with a heavy heart that I have to write this , when all I want to do is give Julia a massive “ Smithy “ hug to settle her.
Our outings with J & A were few and far between , Alton Towers & Shrewsbury were a couple and we always had a great time , Andrew was a friend as was Julia along with being a great colleague .
Can’t believe he won’t be over to see my and my wife’s new pub .
Sleep tight big man till Julia joins you again xxxxxx