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First Memorial Funeral Services

1155 Fort Street, Victoria, BC

OBITUARY

Andrew Kenneth Fowler

Passed away on January 18, 2020

It is with deepest sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of my beloved husband and best friend Andrew (Andy) Fowler on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Andy is survived by his loving wife Cynthia (Cindy), his fur kids, Tobi & Chloe Anne. Andy leaves behind his mother Eileen Fowler, his sister Doreen House (Bill) and nephew Warren House (Julie) and his extended Joss family mother-in-law Bernice, Theresa (Orville), Marianne (Ed), Blaine (Kathy), Greg, Kathy (Brian), along with numerous nieces, nephews and great-nephews across Canada and relatives in England.

Andy was predeceased by his father Kenneth Fowler

Andy was born on July 4 1958 in Winnipeg Manitoba. Andy proudly served his country joining the Canadian Navy and serving for a total of 26 years before retiring in 2011. He continued his love for his trade and joined FMF Cape Breton where he was employed until his untimely departure.

Andy was a Gentleman, a loving and kind human being with a love for life, family, his beloved dogs, his naval and civilian careers and rock and roll music with his friends (Donnie) Andy had an undying passion for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Winnipeg Jets and was so proud when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the Grey Cup in 2019.

Words cannot express the sorrow that we are all feeling and love you dearly. May the angels surround you and guide you through the gates in heaven. Until we meet again, I love you more than you will ever know.

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 31, 2020

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Bill and Lori Saliken

February 5, 2020

We were neighbours while we lived in Victoria, and had countless fun times and memorable experiences together. We stayed up till mid nite to see if Y2K would make the world explode, and of course it didn’t. We exchanged many dinners at each others’ place, and just lived life two doors apart. I have numerous weathered wood picture frames that I made from an old fence Andy took apart and asked me to help him take it to the dump. But frugal me had other ideas. Andy and Cindy visited us after we moved to Nelson. And we have stayed in touch since. Andy, you touched our lives, and that is forever. Save some chairs for the family; have respect for the grieving. Andy was a very good man; so sorry to hear of his leaving.

Sarah Campbell

February 1, 2020

My Step Dad. He was such a big part of my childhood. He was a stage tech for some of the most historic rock and roll, and metal bands of the 80s. He took me to my first concert- David Bowie when I was 5. He was the tech for that tour. What a cool guy. So sad to hear that he passed away.
Lots of love, Andy. See you on the other side. 💜

Shelley Sikorski

January 25, 2020

Hearing the news of the loss of Andy is heartbreaking. My heart is broken for those that still knew him well, and the great memories we all have stored of Andy Fowler. Always such a gentle human. Thank you Don Wolf for the pictures you shared. White Wolf was a band from the 80's that were on a different level, and Andy was the best stage tech. Rest In Paradise Andy, you were loved and will be missed.

Jens Simonsen

January 25, 2020

Cindy,
Thank you for sharing Andy with us, his friends and shipmates. Please celebrate him. You were the love of Andy’s life and yet you let him sail away for long periods of time with us knowing he was doing what he loved. You let us deploy with him and work beside a man that demonstrated joy in what he did by mentoring those who followed and being friend to so many. He was quick with dry wit and had the sideways grin and twinkle that let you know mischief was afoot. Your Andy was good people. I shall always hold fond memories of sailing with Andy, one of the last of the gentleman sailors.

My condolences and warmest regard,

-Jens Simonsen