December 2, 1934 – December 11, 2019
Peacefully and surrounded by his loving family, Andrew John Porter passed away on December 11, 2019 in Trail, B.C. Andy was born in Vancouver, B.C. on December 2, 1934 to parents Mary and Andy.
Andy grew up in Trail and started his career as a butcher working for his Uncle. He moved to Kaslo in 1956 where he met the love of his life Betty (Aldous). They were married in 1957. Andy and Betty owned and operated Eric’s Meat Market for 40 years before passing the torch to their son Doug. After retirement Andy enjoyed doing woodworking projects, trips with family and watching sports.
Andy and Betty often made the 4 hour round trip from Kaslo to Trail to watch their grandsons play hockey or baseball. His grandsons were his pride and joy.
Andy will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his love of life, family and all the people he met along the way. He welcomed everyone to his home and would most likely offer them a beer!
Andy was predeceased by his sister Rosemary Christensen, brothers-inlaw Charlie Christensen and Charlie Klein. Left to mourn his loss are his wife Betty, son Doug (Denise), daughter Holly (Derrick) Bouma, grandsons; Erik (Morgan), and Luke (Alexa), step-granddaughters; Jennifer, Shauna (Ryan), and Tara (Yoeun), sister-in-law Ruth Klein, nieces and nephews; Karen (Ed), Rick, Kathy (Andre), Joan (Brad), Ron (Deanne), Jennifer (Gary).
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Kaslo, B.C. Eric Toneff of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Servicesâ„¢ has been entrusted with arrangements.
Donations in Andy’s memory may be made to the Parkinson Society of B.C. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca
Andy’s family would like to thank the staff at Rosewood Village for their care and compassion. We will be forever grateful. Also thank you for your kindness to Betty who faithfully visited every day. We all appreciate that too.
Andy, Dad, Grandpa you will be forever loved and forever missed. You will always be our hero and the wind beneath our wings.
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