October 9, 1985 – October 9, 2020
With great sadness, we announce the passing of Andrew David Church, on his 35th birthday, after a short cancer illness. Beloved son of David and Anne (Farris) Church, brother of Katherine and her husband, Rev. Reuben St. Louis, and uncle of Benjamin and Daniel. Lovingly remembered by his aunts and uncles, Arch Campbell, Robert and Betty Farris, Margaret Church-Hawkins and Mel Hawkins, and their families. Predeceased by his grandparents, Rev. Duncan and Pauline Farris, and Russell and Grace Church, and his Aunt Marg Campbell and Uncle David Farris. Andrew was a graduate of Highland Secondary School and Mohawk College. He was an Infrastructure Analyst with Descartes Systems Group, Waterloo. Due to Covid 19, no visitation. Private family funeral, with cremation. Inurnment at Sparta South Cemetery. We invite you to join the live stream service from his church, Knox Presbyterian, Waterloo: https://watch.nowmediaservices.com/knoxwaterloo on Saturday, October 17, at 4 pm EDT. In lieu of flowers, donations to Camp Kintail, Box 153, Goderich, ON, N7A 3Z2, https://www.campkintail.ca/get-involved/donate-now/, Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo, ON N2L 1T1, https://knoxwaterloo.ca/home/?page_id=7288, or the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.
So very sorry to lose a wonderful young man. I have a special place in my heart for Andrew. My heart breaks for Dave, Anne, Katherine, Ruben and their family. Andrew was blessed with a loving family and I can only imagine their pain. You are in my thoughts and prayers, take care.
Your loss is ever so great. It is painful to know that Andrew had to leave his family while so young. My heart aches for you all.
Our deepest sympathy,
Paul and Dee
We are so terribly sorry to hear of Andrew’s passing.
Its been a few years since we have seen him, but sitting hear writing this note, I remember his laugh and it makes me smile thinking of him.
We have you all in our hearts and prayers.
Our sincere sympathies,
Barbara and Michael Wynia
Cindy and I are very sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.
Dear David and Anne I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son Andrew. My condolences to you and Andrew’s family and friends.
To David and Anne, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your son
.May God give you strength at this difficult time.
So very sorry to hear of Andrew’s passing. My parents thought so much of your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Grace Wilson
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find peace in your wonderful memories of your son.
David and Anne, we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved son Andrew. Our condolences to you and all of Andrew’s family and friends.
Peter and I are so very saddened that you have lost your dear son, Andrew. We have all of you deep in our hearts during this difficult time.
Love, Janet and Peter
Andrew was a friendly co-worker who always had a smile on his face. He will be missed at the Descartes office in Waterloo. Thinking of your family at this most difficult time.
Our whole Descartes team is better for getting to have Andrew in our lives. He made a lasting positive impression on all of us. We miss him, his smile and his unquestioned willingness to help in any situation. Please accept our deepest sympathies for all of his loved ones.
I was very privileged to have had been able to call you a friend and even more privileged to have had some time with you on the phone last week. Your optimism has always been infectious and you will be missed by many. Thank you for adding your light into my life.
Love you buddy
I consider myself very fortunate to have known and work with Andrew. His ever present kindness and optimism, as well as his dedication and professionalism made us better, both personally as well as in our work.
We miss Andrew at Descartes. I will personally miss our many conversations about computer technology.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Carol and I are so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. We will keep you in our prayers.
David and Anne, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your son Andrew. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our hearts are broken for the Church family. To lose a beloved son must be so painful. Our prayers are to give you strength at this difficult time.
With our deepest sympathy and love.
Peter and Lynda Seeley
Dear Anne and David, I was heartbroken to read of your Andrew’s death. Know that God’s love enfolds you and sustains you and will give you grace and the courage to get through the days to come.
With deepest sympathy,
A lot can be said about Andrew’s excellent contributions to his work place. However, at the core of it all Andrew was a gem of a person with a good heart and a big smile, and a candy jar at his desk that was always filled with candies that he loved to share with everyone at work. People would be always welcome to get a candy out of this jar to sweeten their day. He knew what everyone’s favourite candy was, and at times he would specifically go and drop people’s favourite candies at their desks.
He taught me that the jar is never empty, and in his case, Andrew’s jar was ALWAYS full and everyone who was able to spend time with him, learned and grew from their experiences.
He leaves behind wonderful memories, and a void that will be impossible to fill. May he rest in eternal peace and I will always cherish the good times and great experiences we shared during our many years of working together.
We share your sadness and offer condolences over the death of your son.
We hope paradise will be his dwell by Allah’s mercy , and ask Allah the mighty to overstep his sins
When the sad news reached me I was in shock, surely Andrew will survive this. But the news was grim, it was like someone punched me in the gut. Then last week the final news came and I did not want to hear it. God had called him home, of course the farewell so sudden comes unprepared and raw emotions took over for a moment but knowing that Heaven has gotten a new angel and we have lost the kindness, the goodness and the smile that Andrew possesses. My condolences to his parents David and Anne, for us this is too young, too soon and knowing he is suffering no more from treatments may give us strength, maybe even hope.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places; but if not, I would have told you, because I am going away to prepare a place for you.
Dear David and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences at the passing of your son. To lose one in the prime of life is very hard to take. I hope that you take solace in prayer and meditation knowing that he is now at peace. Your memory of him will be eternal.
My deepest condolences. I will keep your son and your family in thought and prayer.
Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Sending our condolences on behalf of the McEachran Clan.
We are so sorry to hear about Andrew’s passing. He was a lovely young man who was always so kind.
Our condolences to your family – you are in our thoughts.
Andrew was a part of one of the most formative months of my life – our month as a Leaders-in-Training at Camp Kintail when we were 16 – a month filled with many fond memories. He has been very much in my prayers over these last months. My heart is breaking for David and Anne, as well as Katherine, Reuben, Ben and Daniel, as they grapple with this significant loss after such a challenging few months. I know that Andrew was very loved and he will be missed greatly. Goodbye, ‘Thunder’.
I’m very sorry to hear this, David and family. My thoughts are with you.