Andrew "Andy" VanderBleek April 10, 1996-May 29, 2018 With broken hearts we tell you that Andrew Jonathon Vanderbleek, 22, passed away suddenly on May 29, 2018, after a painful struggle with mental illness.
Andy was born April 10, 1996 in Edmonton, Alberta Always an outgoing child, boy and young man, Andy touched the lives of his family and friends and had the ability to make you smile or laugh out loud with his sweet charm and outrageously silly personality. Andy loved spending time at the lake whether it was hanging out with his sister Aadra, fishing, seadooing, wakeboarding or antic filled campfires nights with his lake friends. Many of us know him as an amazing poet and songwriter, almost a singer but quite the video performer...some light and funny like his infamous "Hockey Talky" and his attempt to skippity skip with his own arms. But much of his more serious work reflected an internal suffering that no one was able to quite reach in and tear out...
Andy will be endlessly missed by his loving parents, Wendy and Frank; his Oma, Jane; his Opa, Henk (Jannie) in The Netherlands; his sisters Aadra and Jodie Ritter (Dave); his brother Jason Ritter (Ebony) nephews, Jaymes and Adem; and nieces; Shaya, Alex and Assunta, Also missing him are aunties Linda Olson (Jerry) and Connie Finnegan and extended family and an incredible number of friends and followers of his work. He is preceded in death by grandparents Violet and Wayne Webber & Oma Trudy vdBleek who all got quite a kick out of him.
Andy would want you to say something kind to someone everyday, and maybe make someone laugh just a little in a memory of him today... He touched so many people in his short life and there will be many holes in many hearts for a long time...
We welcome you to a celebration of his life on Monday June 11th at 1pm. at the Kingsway Legion 14339 50 St NW, Edmonton
Andy loved his animals, Morten his Shepherd, Joey the Cat, Scout the Ball Python and Parthenox the Bearded Lizard... and he was broken hearted when Aadra's beloved Slippers and Emma died. Contributions in memory of Andrew may be made to Paws In Need Animal Rescue Society www.pawsinneedanimalrescue.com email transfer through firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rainbow Bridge
On this page, we remember animals who have been part of the Paws in Need Family and have passed on. We have done everything possible to help them, but not every battle can be won. These animals knew love and will always be remembered.They are now enjoying their happily ever after over the Rainbow Bridge, and are cared for by our dearly departed, Terri-Lynn Binks & Andrew VanderBleek. May they all rest in peace.