On February 24th, 2016 the world lost a handsome and brave young man.
Andrew Michael Bligh, born May 13th, 1994, lost his fight to Muscular Dystrophy, at the young age of 21.
Andrew is survived by his mother Sherri Bligh, sister Ashley Robitaille (John), nieces Emma and Logan, nephew Jackson, uncle Russell Bligh (Cindy) and many cousins. He was predeceased by grandparents Andrea and Michael Kalmakoff, and Wayne Bligh.
Andrew was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 4, and was confined to a wheel chair at the age of 9. Far earlier then ever expected. Despite facing many obstacles, his smile remained. Andrew had a passion for many things. He had an extreme love for trains, and all types of vehicles. He spent his time “cruising” the mall and loved to visit the animals at the local SPCA. Andrew was a blessing and a reminder that no matter what life gives you, it’s up to you to make the best of it, and he did.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the staff at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, as well as Rosewood Village for taking such great care of Andrew over the years. They would also like to thank the community for their unwavering support, kindness and generosity through out Andrew’s short time here on earth.
An informal celebration of life will be held at Birchbank Picnic Grounds, on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 1pm. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Andrews name to Muscular Dystrophy Canada www.muscle.ca or to the Trail and District SPCA www.spca.bc.ca/branches/trail/
“We all miss you down here, but know you are better up there. Just keep running Uncle, and don’t stop” – Emma (Andrew’s Niece)
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca