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TANSOWNY – Andrew (Andy) Alexander

March 29, 1931 – November 25, 2010

After a six-month battle with cancer, Andrew Alexander Tansowny died peacefully and with dignity on November 25, 2010.

Andy was born on March 29, 1931 in Westlock, AB, the 4th child of six to Annie and John Tansowny. He left the farm at the age of fifteen to go out and earn a living. In 1956 he met Linda Kendel and they were married on November 23, 1957. Their daughters, Lorrie and Teri were born in Barrhead, AB before the couple moved to Slave Lake, AB to begin their first small business. Andy sold real estate successfully in Edmonton for almost a year until realizing his family time was more important. In 1970 the family moved on to Stettler, AB and the new opportunity of a hardware and eventually a furniture and appliance store. Andy and Linda retired in 1982 and spent the rest of their winters traveling and enjoying the sun in Apache Junction, AZ. A master of all trades, Andy put his mind to many tasks and did them all well. He was always ready to help anyone.

Andy is sadly missed by his wife Linda; daughters, Lorrie and Teri and their men, Lee Smith and Darrell Torris; as well as his grandchildren, Dani Myhre, Riley Smith, Taryn Myhre, and Ashton Smith. Andy was predeceased by his parents and a sister Hazel Wichinski and is survived by three brothers and a sister; Fred Tansowny (Joan), Walter Tansowny, Bill Tansowny, and Cecile Lorentz as well as numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588, to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864., or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

A Memorial Service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church (1500 – 23rd Street, Didsbury, Alberta on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Interment will follow at a later date. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Andy Tansowny a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Ken & Myrna Sveen :

    Please know that we are thinking of you at this time, saddened by the news of Andy’s passing.
    We enjoyed our visit with you at the last Barrhead Reunion – certainly many years had passed since we had seen one another.
    Barrhead – Westlock people remain close in our hearts.
    Blessings to your Family.

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  2. Lorne and Shirley Lindskog :

    We send our love and prayers to you and your family. We have many great memories……..
    Love to all

    S & L

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  3. Emi and Walter Schmidt :

    To Linda and family
    In sympathy.

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  4. John & Carol Lawton :

    Our Deepest Sympathy in the passing of Andy.
    Andy & I spent many years together in Barrhead & Fort Assiniboine,(where I am now living) trucking & just hanging out together.
    John Lawton

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  5. Sig. and Ruby Moltzan :

    Hi Linda
    So sorry to hear you lost the love of your life. Want to tell you that we will be praying for you and your family.
    May our Heavenly Father grant you the Peace that only He can give you. Andy was always such a happy smiling person. We were priviledged to have known him.
    Sig. and Ruby.

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  6. Howard & Ruth Rutley :

    Linda & girls
    Our sympathy ,love and friendship to you and your family. Thinking of you .
    Also from all your friends from the Alberta Chinooks Team. Our prayers are with you.

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  7. Dean & Betty Strangway :

    We will be thinking of all of you tomorrow when you say good bye to your loved one. The memories of Andy will live in your hearts forever. Andy was well liked by everyone. Take care of each other. Dean & Betty

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  8. Cal and Laura Morton :

    With our deepest sympathy to you Linda and all of your family.

    Sincerely Cal and Laura.

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  9. Vern and Marj. McCormack :

    Dear Teri and girls,
    Vern and I were sorry to hear your Dad had passed away. Our thoughts are with you and the girls at this difficult time. Also extend our sympathies to your Mom and sister. We think of you often with love.
    Vern & Marj.McCormack

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  10. James and Tara Ray :

    Very sorry to hear of the passing of Andy. He was always smiling, friendly and great to talk with. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you in this time.

    James, Tara and family

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  11. Angela Cramer :

    Hello Linda, I can’t believe I just read this to-day (April 15/16) I was looking on google for some one else and I ran into your name.Hope this finds you well and I’m sure you miss Andy.If you read this, pls.e-mail me and let me know where you are living and what you are doing for a past time.Time passes so fast, I will be 80 this year but people say I don’t look it,it must be my young spirit. My girls,Debbie just turned 60 and gave me the most wonderfull gift, a grandson who will be 30 yrs. in June. Both live here in Edomonton. Bonnie just turned 58 and still lives in Barrhead and never had children.(she is so much like me). I don’t know if you heard Mel passed away 3 years ago, he had remarried and his wife and I got along very well, we call each other BITCH. We always spent special days together, like Christmas, birthdays, thanksgiving. Her name is Judy, she had a birthday cake made for me one year and had ”HAPPY BIRTHDAY BITCH” put on it.Thats when they still lived in Barrhead, Mel and her spent 6 months in Arizona every winter and one day Mel fell and hit his head, they rushed him to the hospital and only lived for a few days then passed away.Well, my old friend, its amazing how things work.Take care.

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