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ANDREWS, Rance

April 13, 1943 – June 8, 2012

After a short and valiant battle against cancer and the complications it caused, Rance passed away surrounded by family on Friday June 8, 2012 at the age of 69.

Rance was an employee of Canada Post until his retirement and was an avid and life-long fan of the L.A. Dodgers, the Calgary Stampeders and the Calgary Flames.

Rance is survived by his wife Pat (nee Thrower); sons Wayne, Craig and Bradley; daughters-in-law Heather, Tara and Tonalee; much loved grandchildren Christopher, Courtney, Maddison, Kyara, Rudi and Aaron. He is also survived by brothers-in-law Don Jennings, Doug Thrower and his family, as well as the extended Thrower family in Ontario.

Rance was predeceased by his parents Margaret and Les Andrews and his sister Annlynn Jennings.

The family would like to thank the staff on Unit 73 at the Rockyview General Hospital, as well as everyone at the Sarcee Hospice for their support and care. Private cremation has taken place. There will be a gathering of family and friends in late July. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends or family so desire, donations in Rance’s memory may be made to the Sarcee Hospice, 3504 Sarcee Road S.W. Calgary, AB T3E 4T4 or The Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o The Tom Baker Center, 1331 29 Street N.W Calgary, AB T2N 4N2.
Rance will be forever loved and missed.

In living memory of Rance Andrews, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. My dear Pat and family: I was so shocked and filled with sorrow at reading the passing of your loving husband and to the boys their father. I had no idea that he was ill and for that I am truly sorry for not being in touch the past year. I worked with Rance for so many years and he was truly an amazing guy (one of my favorites) Please let me know when the memorial get together will be. Take care Pat and my thoughts and prayers are with you! Nora

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  2. Dear Pat and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Rance’s passing. He was a good husband, father, grandfather and a great work friend. I so enjoyed working with him. You can see by the picture in the paper that he had such a twinkle in his eye and that meant many rounds of laughter from jokes that he was apart of. We use to call him our Stud Muffin! I also enjoyed coming to see him at the hockey games during intermissions just to say hi and see how the family was doing. He was a great person to work with and I enjoyed that time. Take care Pat and my thoughts our with all of you at this most difficult time. All my love Sue Murray

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  3. Lorne & Margaret Bell :

    To the Andrews family, our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. We enjoyed meeting Rance and family at the Calgary Flames games as our season tickets were directly behind yours until this past season. We noticed Rance was not at the last few games and hoped he was not ill. Our thoughts are with you.

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  4. Joe & Sue DeIure :

    Wayne Heather and Family.
    It is with great sadness reading about the passing of your dad. It was always great having come to the dressing room and share his thoughts during our time at Mount Royal.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
    Joe & Sue

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  5. I really liked being around Rance, he had that little grin and a great sence of humor. And the Stampede parade will never be the same to me again and many others will feel the same way. I hope he will have the best seat there is this year. He will be missed by many friends. RIP MY FRIEND.

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  6. Donna Frost :

    Wayne, Heather and Family,

    My sincere condolences for the loss of your dad. Thinking of you at this sad time.

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  7. Shirley Tofinetti (Loda) :

    Our most heart felt condolences upon hearing about the passing of Rance. My deepest sympathy for you and your family.

    Shirley

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  8. So sorry for your loss…we are thinking of everyone out there.

    Love Dale, Debbie and kids

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  9. Jim Saunders :

    Dear Pat, Wayne, Craig, Brad & Family. I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Rance. I worked alongside Rance for many years at Canada Post and I can truly say that Rance knew how to turn a completely dark and gloomy day into the brightest of days with his demeanor and sense of humour. He was an amazing man to work beside as I fondly remember our days at Calgary Central downtown. Rance certainly knew how to brighten a person up when things seemed hopeless. I was so pleased when Rance came to visit me at the Tom Baker Center, with his positive attitude, when I was going through my battle with the dreaded disease. I will always remember Rance as he holds a special place in my heart. I offer you all my heartfelt sympathy and condolences in this difficult time, Sincerely Jim Saunders.

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  10. Beloved Brad and Family,

    By the Grace and Love of each member of your families is your Father/Dad been released from all discomfort. Sharing only Heavenly Blessings along with his family/friends there, including our Beloved Joe!

    May you, Brad and families find comfort in each other’s arms and hearts, as well as your very special memories.

    In Heart,
    Korenna K

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