Andrew Crawford Barbour

BARBOUR, Andrew Crawford

Dec 15, 1984 – February 27, 2007

Too soon, our freckle faced imp has been taken from us, following a tragic accident. Andrew, usually with a mischievous twinkle in his eyes, always had a good word to say.

As a natural athlete he was a born leader in sports where he excelled in baseball, soccer and basketball. His first passion was basketball where he followed a family tradition. With his leadership and tremendous work ethic he took his Ballenas Grade 12 basketball team, to success beyond others’ expectations, by finishing third in the Provincials.

A great son, brother, nephew and friend he matured into a unique individual people turned to, due to his common sense and calming influence. He was the glue to his many friends in the community.

Andrew lived life large! An avid outdoorsman, he was so proud of his job on the commercial fishing vessel, Osprey. While only on the vessel the past two years, his hard work and natural leadership were already in evidence, where he made many friends with his crew mates, doing what he loved to do.

After weeks at sea Andrew would spend his time-off sport fishing or hunting with his good friend, Graham.

This gruff, tough teddy bear was always on the side of the underdog and it was this good heart that best defined Andrew.

Andrew leaves behind his father Brad, mother Wendy and brother David; his grandparents Bea and Walt; his extended family of aunts and uncles, Marion, Merron (midge) and Derek, Sheryl and Bruce, Margo and Wes, Greg and Cathy, and Terry; his loving cousins Kyla, Mark, Tim, Rob, Derek, Patrice, Danielle, Kelly, Kyle, Grace, Hannah, Aidan, Jamie and Stevie.

He was loved immeasurably by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A memorial gathering of family and friends sharing “Andrew stories”, will be held this Saturday, March 10 at 2pm in the Nanoose Place Hall – 2925 North West Bay Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Andrew Barbour Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Dan Smith at BMO Nesbitt Burns in Parksville.