Andrew Clarence Loyie of Edmonton, Alberta passed away on November 26th, 2020 at 82 years old.
Andrew was born on January 16, 1938 in Gunn, Alberta and moved to Marlboro before setting roots in Edmonton, Alberta. Andrew’s memory forever will be cherished by his wife of 58 years, Linda Loyie; his daughter Brenda Loyie; his grandchildren Steffen, Cassandra, Serena and Alicea; and numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Marie, his father Joseph, all of his brother’s and sister’s; and his daughter Wanda.
Andrew was a true outdoors man. He loved to fish, hunt and go camping any time of the year. Andrew had a knack for creating things, often in the form of drawings and paintings. He loved to draw horses and landscapes, often spending his time quietly sitting at the table and making sure they turned out perfect. He also loved to play instruments and sing, lulling his grandchildren to sleep with a gentle melody on his acoustic guitar, or busting out the harmonica – much to his wife’s annoyance and his grandchildren’s enjoyment. He loved to make his grandbabies smile.
He also enjoyed spending time with his beloved pets, usually dogs, and would spend every waking moment together. He treated his pets with a ridiculous amount of affection, often talking, singing and laughing with them. Andrew loved his grandchildren just as much, spoiling them in any way he could. Every weekend spent at grandma’s and grandpa’s was a weekend of fun.
His gentle voice when he hummed a song, and his cheeky smile will forever be missed but they live in the memories of those survived by him. The family knows he is no longer alone now as he is a part of the earth’s spirit. May it roam freely and always be near those who need him most.
There will be a wake held on Wednesday evening from 6pm-9pm on December 2, 2020, followed by a Celebration of Andrew’s life on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 1pm. There will be a live link provided by Serenity for those that cannot attend: – https://distantlink.com/SerenitySG.html
The family encourages loved ones to use the wake as an opportunity to say your last goodbye’s to Andrew.
His final resting place will be at a creek in Gunn Alberta where he had many fond memories.
Further, the family wishes to say their deepest thanks to Father Jim Holland for officiating the service for Andrew, and to Serenity Funeral Service who have been extremely accommodating and kind in the handling of Andrew Loyie. They have been respectively attentive and generous to the family during this difficult time and we are thankful for their continued support.
Grandpa, we promise to go on spreading your many teachings and continue to make you proud. Our children will know of a great man we called Andrew, and they will always know that you are their great-grandpa. Misawac Kawi Na’wapamitin.
“There is no death, there is only a change of worlds.”
Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel