Andy Bryant, beloved husband of Terrie and father to Tessa and Sean, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 24, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Andy was born in Montreal, and raised in Edmonton and Calgary where he met Terrie on a blind date. Andy embraced Terrie’s love of the outdoors, back country skiing and mountain biking. Together, they had Tessa and Sean and built a happy and memorable life. Visits to the Maritimes, annual gatherings in Windermere and Jasper Park Lodge were among the most memorable. The "Core 4" expressed love everyday to one another. Andy was a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend of remarkable integrity, deep conviction, unfailing loyalty, good humour and enduring optimism. Andy was "Mr. Make Things Happen” and lived his work through a rewarding career. He began this career as a youth volunteer with the PC Party of Canada and later as an Executive Assistant to the Hon. Don Mazankowski, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada in Ottawa during the early 90’s. He returned to Alberta as a development executive for Alberta charitable and industry organizations and subsequently in management positions with the horse industry. Andy was the longest serving President & Chief Operating Officer of Horse Racing Alberta. He was passionately committed to the breeders, jockeys, patrons and other stakeholders with whom he helped steer a vibrant industry. Among his proudest collaborations was the development of a world class horse racing facility north of Calgary.
Andy is survived and lovingly remembered by his parents, Vic and Beth; brother Don (Heather); Terrie’s family, parents Larry and Shelagh Hudon; brothers Tom, Dan and Joe and sisters; Sue and Patti (Mark), and his extended clan of Hudon’s, O’Connor’s, Bryants and numerous lifelong friends from across Canada.
A Celebration of Andy’s Life will be held on, Wednesday, January 28, 2:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church, 1307 -14 St. SW, Calgary, AB . Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In lieu of flowers, friends of the family have established a Trust Fund in Tessa and Sean’s name. Donations can be sent care of 11320 – 24A Avenue, Edmonton, T6J 4Y9.
In living memory of Andy Bryant, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences