Andy died on November 2, 2022, at the age of sixty. He was raised by his loving parents, Ritva Salo and Esko Ahonen. Andy was born in Vancouver and raised in Burnaby. He proudly called himself one of the “Capital Hillbillys”.
Andy was a humble, honest and outgoing guy. He loved watching the Canucks and watching soccer, especially when Liverpool was playing. Old time Rock n Roll was in his soul. Laughing with friends with a Jamiesons in his hand was his idea of time well spent.
Andy was the kind of person who would whisper a joke in your ear at the most inappropriate times for a laugh.
Predeceased by his father Esko and his brother Timmy.
Survived by soulmate and life partner Leeola Zanetti, mother Ritva, children Kaitlin and Riley (Stefani Vujadin), sister Laura Bryant, nieces Eva Bryant, Jessica Bryant – Rönnqvist (Daniel), the mother of his children Jody McGill and many friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to https://rchfoundation.akaraisin.com/ui/inmemory/p/Andy
Andy’s family is abundantly grateful to the ICU nursing staff at RCH.
Celebration to honour Andy on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:30 pm at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby.
You’ll never walk alone.
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