Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

429 2Nd Street South, Kenora, ON


Andris Pele

November 2, 1943September 22, 2019

Andris (Andy) Pele

November 2, 1943 – September 22, 2019

Andris “Andy” Pele passed away peacefully in his command center at his home in Sioux Narrows on September 22, 2019 at the age of 75 years.

Andy is survived by his three treasured children, Michelle, Allyson and Bradford, as well as, his younger siblings Lila, Yuris and Eric. He is predeceased by his parents Edwins and Lucia and his sister Anita.

Andy was born in Riga, Latvia and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1950 after fleeing Latvia due to Soviet occupation. The Pele family settled in Winnipeg where Andy would go on to become a member of the Eaton’s Junior Executive team before attending the University of Manitoba to pursue a Civil Engineering degree. While attending the University of Manitoba, Andy was a proud member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and lineman for the Bisons’ football team. After graduating university Andy did a number of things such as diamond drilling, hotel owner/operator and cabinet making before starting Pele Construction Inc. in 1984. Andy built everything from dams, to fast food restaurants such as A&W and Wendy’s, hotels, his family home in Canmore, Alberta and his beloved house on Lakeview Terrace Road in Sioux Narrows, Ontario. Andy retired to God’s country and his beloved house in Sioux Narrows in 2010, which he swore he would never leave (as always, he was right…again), spending the rest of his days enjoying lake life and his friends and family.

A Celebration of Life was held in Kenora, Ontario on September 29, 2019 for his family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any contribution to Andy’s GoFundMe fundraiser (Paying Tribute to THE Andy Pele) to assist with costs associated to Andy’s final send off.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, September 29, 2019


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Alex Brown

October 9, 2019

Alex was an Engineering University buddy of Andy's. Alex enjoyed Andy ' s sense of humour & considerate personality. Alex & Andy shared the 1950 arrival to Canada but Alex arrived from Scotland.
It turns out that Andy's love for the Lake of the Woods Area is special to Alex as well since Alex lived in Kenora from 1952 to 1962.
Alex & Coral Brown send our sincere sympathy to Andy's family.