Andrew Joseph Faulkner

February 24, 2001March 21, 2018

Andrew Joseph Faulkner, 17, passed away on March 21, 2018.

Born in New Zealand, Andrew was a sophomore at South Fork High School, where he was a member of the JROTC Bulldog Battalion. Andrew also earned his black belt at Master Amy Reed's Black Belt Academy and liked to sail.

Andrew's kind and generous heart will be truly missed, as well as his sweet smile. We will forever be proud of Andrew and we love him very much.

He is survived by his parents, Rick and Vanessa; his sister, Nicole; his grandparents, Wayne and Raewyn Wellington; his uncle, Rodney Faulkner, his aunty Karla, and many friends.


  • He is survived by his parents, Rick and Vanessa; his sister, Nicole; his grandparents, Wayne and Raewyn Wellington; his uncle, Rodney Faulkner, his aunty Karla and many friends.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 30, 2018

Andrew Joseph Faulkner

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Sophie Clayton

March 30, 2018

Dear Rick, Vanessa & Nicole:
We are so so sorry for your loss. Andrew had the sweetest smile and kindest heart.
We're thinking of you and holding you all in our hearts.
Love Dave, Sophie & Lucy Clayton

Maria Shaw

March 30, 2018

With a broken heart, I send my deepest condolences to Andrew’s family and friends.
My life was blessed by having known him when he was a little boy at Sea Wind Elementary School. His gentle spirit and loving kindness were evident at such a young age. He was every teacher’s dream come true. I will forever remember Andrew, my sweet student whose smile is permanently etched in my memory.
May his family find peace and strength in one another, and in the blessed memories they share.

Rene Griffith

March 30, 2018

Vanessa, Rick and Nicole:

I am so sorry for your loss. Andrew was such an incredible young man and will forever be in all of our hearts. I love you all so much.


Andy Cawood

March 30, 2018

Dear Vanessa, Rick and Nicole (and Rae n Wayne)
We are so sorry for your loss, and for your heartbreak and sadness.
Please know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love Andy, Brandon, Charlie and Eva.
New Zealand.

Joseph Haggerty

March 30, 2018

I cannot truly express how much of an impression Andrew made on me in my early life leading up to my high school years. We grew apart, but I still knew him to be the golden-heart'ed person from Kindergarten. I remember the joy he has brought me and I can never and will never forget his name nor the impact he has had for me, both in the distant past and recent times. I hope that wherever he may be now, he may be at peace; I solemnly hope that his family remembers the happiness Andrew has brought them and continues on stronger than ever. He will never be forgotten by family and friends, and deserved nothing less than the world.
-Sincerely with heavy hearts, the Joseph, Linda, Gene, Courtney, and Taylor Haggerty

Louise Rathbun

March 29, 2018

I remember Andrew as a sweet, young man at SeaWind who was always supported by his loving and caring family. My deepest condolences to all of you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Shelwyn and Colin Lee

March 29, 2018

Though the unthinkable has happened and Andrew is no longer with us, the ones we love are always in our hearts.

Vanessa, Rick, Nicole, Raewyn and Wayne we will be standing beside you in thought and spirit tomorrow.

Love, hugs and tears
Shelwyn, Colin, Virginia and Cameron

Lorraine and Bevin Neustroski

March 29, 2018

Dear Vanessa, Rick and Nicole
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Andrew. We are thinking of you at this sad time.
Lorraine and Bevin Neustroski NZ

Charlotte Justak

March 29, 2018

I went to Tae Kwon Do with Andrew during his training at Master Amy Reed’s. When I heard what happened, my heart dropped, because Andrew was such bright, happy, and wonderful person. He had such a unique sense of humor and everyone who knew him enjoyed being around him. My sympathies, love, and prayers go out to his family.
- Charlotte J

Chris & Nig Jones

March 29, 2018

Dear Rick, Vanessa, Nicole, Wayne and Raewyn,

Words do not come easy to express how deeply saddened we are with the loss of someone so treasured and young as Andrew. Your grief must be unbearable. We are continually thinking of you, and hope you find strength to help you through this difficult time.

Love from Chris, Nig and family. New Zealand