It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our forever beloved husband, father, grandfather and Great Grand Father, Andy Thorimbert (George Andrew Thorimbert) who left us on Tuesday, July 26, (his Mom’s birthday) 2016 to be with his Lord. He was born in Prince Albert Saskatchewan on June 22, 1940 and he passed away after a brief stay at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital ICU surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Virginia, son Randy, (Lenora), daughters Tracy (Steve) and Tina (Lonnie his best buddy), nine grandchildren, Scott, Cindy, Kara, Hayley, Brayden, Murray, Lindsay, Brandon, Christian, three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Brooklyn, Hunter , his sister Yvonne (Walter) several nieces and nephews. He was his wife’s forever soul mate, best friend and the greatest of all husbands, he was the love of her life. He was a hard-working man doing everything and fixing everything himself, he was a top-notch mechanic all his life until he retired, (known to many as Andy’s Auto Repair), had his own shop in Genelle, BC as many of you will remember. He was such an amazing, kind, strong, funny and loving man. Everyone just loved his jokes (most of which he made up) and his comical hats he would surprise us all with. He was an avid stock car racer that built his own car #17 that his son Randy raced at Northport Speedway, Northport Washington. They were #1 for years. This was his passion when his son was only 17 years old. He was such a devoted, loving Grandpa he loved taking his grandchildren camping with us that was his pride and joy. He loved to camp and loved riding our scooters around the campground. We also loved it when Tina and Lonnie would call us and say let’s go camping, Andy and I loved to camp with them because they did all the work for us, we played Yahtzee and we sat back enjoyed it and also enjoyed there great company. We also enjoyed our various trips with Tracy and Steve which Andy really enjoyed because Steve did all the driving while Andy and I sat and relaxed. Andy also loved to hunt and was an awesome hunter one-shot was all it took to get his game. He loved going to the Flathead especially with his Dad his son Randy and his grandson Scott (the 4 generation guys) and then we started going to Northforks with only his wife as his partner. He also loved fishing at the Arrow Lakes where he caught many, many kokanee for canning. Andy also loved playing all sorts of games on his computer he was getting to be a computer buff. He also loved going to the casinos and playing the slots which he was most of the time very lucky in winning. Then we started going to Yuma for 3 months in the winter which he so loved and had many friends he enjoyed being there so much. We also travelled to Mexico, the Baja down the Sea of Cortez which he so loved and we then went to Alaska which was another trip he enjoyed and he did all the driving in our truck and camper. We will forever remember his wonderful sense of humour, being witty, compassionate ways and his loving kindness. He was a man that never complained about anything and never asked for anything he was satisfied with what he had and worked so hard for. He is also predeceased by his Mother, Kirsten and his Father, George. He is now in there loving arms. There will be no funeral at Andy’s request, cremation has taken place and he asked that only his family raise a glass (of his favourite rye and beer) and take a moment to remember all the good times and great laughs we had with him.
“Miss me a little but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me but let me go.”
Special thanks to KBRH for your compassion and kindness to the Nurses and the Internists from ICU for taking such good care of my husband and Dad during this difficult time. Special thanks goes to Dr. Goel, Dr. Mountain and to Mark (RN) who was there and took such good care of him and his family at the end of his time. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to a charity of your choice.