Feb 24, 1950 – Oct 29, 2017
Andrew (Andy) Eldon Isherwood
Dad passed away October 29, 2017 at the South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver, BC.
Dad was born on February 24, 1950 in Flin Flon, MB, the son of Eldon and Elinor Isherwood (nee Zaharychuck). He was married to Roxie Ann Thompson from 1980 to 2005 and is survived by Roxie, his two children, Lauren (Nick) and Andrew, and his brother, George (Jan).
Dad was a published and accomplished Geologist who practiced in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, Kenya, and South America. He graduated with a B.Sc. from the University of Calgary (1972) and a M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo (1976). During his career, he was based in Calgary, AB and worked for Curtis Engineering Associates, EBA Engineering, Thurber Consultants Ltd., Canstar/PetroCanada, Clifton Associates, BGC Engineering, and WorleyParsons.
His additional professional accreditations include: Member, APEGA; Member, APEGBC, Registered Geologist, Washington state, Member, APEGS; Member, National Groundwater Association; Member and Past President, Calgary Geotechnical Group; Editorial Review, Natural Groundwater Association.
Dad had many friends in the oil industry and frequently acted as a mentor for junior colleagues.
Dad was known for his sharp mind and his dry sense of humour. In his free time, he enjoyed reading, watching NASCAR and Formula 1 auto racing, and indoctrinating his children with 1960s rock and roll music. Dad was very handy around the house, often cooking special meals for visitors, doing household repairs, and teaching himself about basement refinishing. One of his favourite weekend pastimes was acting as pit crew for his friend, Doug, when he took his race car to the Calgary Speedway.
Dad also enjoyed “adventure” family holidays, including riding the State ferry to Alaska, tailgate picnicking in bear country, and testing out every ride in Disney World.
There will be no public service and the family will hold a private celebration of life at a future date. In lieu of flowers or condolences, the family asks that you make a donation to the charity of your choice or to the South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver, BC.
Lauren and Andrew would like to thank all of the staff at the South Okanagan General Hospital for their compassionate care of Dad (and them) during the final weeks of his life.
Lauren and Andrew would also like to thank all of Dad’s friends who came to visit or called to share stories and encourage everyone who knew him to gather over a beer to
share stories in memory of his life.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com