H.M. Patterson & Son-Canton Hill Chapel

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Alan William Andrews

March 14, 1934July 23, 2020

Alan William Andrews, loving husband, father, granddad, and brother passed away at the age of 86 on July 23, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer.

Alan was born in London, England on March 14, 1934 to William and Ellen (Acers). In 1957, after completing his service with the Royal Air Force, he married his sweetheart, Rose, and they immediately immigrated to Canada. Alan found a job with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, where he had a distinguished 35 year career and one that moved him to Marietta, Georgia retiring as the Vice President of Southern Division in 1992.

Upon retirement, Alan spent two years as the President of the ALTA Foundation where he promoted the organization’s role in making tennis available to under-served neighborhoods and wheelchair bound players.

Alan led an active life even in retirement. A 45-year member of the Indian Hill Country Club, he enjoying playing golf and tennis with his friends and family. He and Rose traveled extensively, and he particularly enjoyed spending time relaxing at the beach on Hilton Head Island. When at home, he was often found happily tending to the plants and bushes in his English Garden.

Alan is survived by his wife Rose; his son Michael and Ann Andrews, their children Elizabeth, Corey, Ellen Rose, and Joseph; daughter Karen and Robert Carroll, their children Andrew, Patrick, and Kaitlyn; daughter Alyson and Michael Goodstone, their children Nicholas and Benjamin; and his sister Brenda Mathson and her family in Ramsey, England.

A celebration of Alan’s life will be announced at a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Alan William Andrews

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Brownie Lovett

July 26, 2020

I am so sorry to learn of Alan's passing. We have such fond memories of times we shared in Mexico, as well as the Atlanta area. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Brownie Lovett

linda sexton

July 26, 2020

Alan was always kind when he came to the office of Liberty Mutual in Gainesville. always with a smith glad i got to meet him our prayers are with you

Kenneth Strahm

July 26, 2020

You and Alan were two of my favorite people. I'm sorry that we didn't spend more time together. Regrets, always regrets.
I did enjoy every minute that we did spend together.
You and Alan just lifted my spirits. Thanks for the memories.

Ken Strahm

Brenda Mathson

July 26, 2020

So many happy memories of the trips we made with Alan and Rose both in the US and in Europe. Specially remembering the trip to the Loire in France for Alan and Rose's 50th Anniversary and the happy evenings drinking wine together. Memories of California New Orleans and Hilton Head and in recent years the annual reunions in Florida and of course England when they came back to visit their family here.
Alan was a very dear and special only brother and I will miss him more than words can ever say.
Brenda Mathson...Alan's sister.

Bob Mortley

July 25, 2020

I played many an enjoyable game of golf with Alan. He was a wonderful guy, a great story teller ,a man of integrity and a true Brit.


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