What is it to be the “Irishman”
It’s only the realization that he is descended from Kings,
It is the realization that he is a King himself, An Empire on two feet striding in power, A strolling Continent of Awe.
— Hal Boyle from the
Book of Irish Blessings
Our most loved and cherished Andrew Troy passed on unexpectedly at the age of 28 years in Calgary, Alberta on Nov. 9, 2002 at 14:10 in the afternoon. Andrew was not alone but with his best friends, Troy & Danielle and Jarred Robertson. Our hearts are with you.
Andrew Troy was born on Sept. 15, 1974 at Surrey Memorial Hospital, the only loving child of Linda Jean (Jeannie) Kelly and the only loving son of Brian Alexander Semancik.
Andrew Troy is survived by his great-grandmother Myrtle Mair (Kelly) (nee Houser), his grandmother Yolanda Semancik (nee Civitrese), his grandfather, Glyn Kelly Sr., and Mary, and Audrey Robinson (nee Jack).
Andrew is survived by his half-sister Tricia Semancik, his new little niece Kaylee, and his loving step-mother Denise Parford.
Andrew is survived by his godfather and uncle, Glyn Kelly Jr. and Trina; Vennessa, Jessica, Darren, and our new little Alicia Kelly.
Andrew is survived by great-uncles and -aunts, and cousins; Ronald and Eija Semancik; Steven and Coreen, Samuel, Hugo and Tommy Civitrese, Charles Kelly and Elke; Vicki Kelly, Nicole Alvernaz, Keston Webster, Kristopher, Erin and Kory Kelly, Halee and Cody Watson, Marie Kelly and Nicolas Tentes; Stephanie, Billy, Glynda and Natasha Tentes, Patrick Kelly and Theresa; Jeffrey, Amanda and Jennifer Kelly, Gordie and Barbara Philbrook; Craig and Nancy, Glenn and Ruby Philbrook, Charlie Kelly; Jamie and Patricia Burley; Sarah and Troy Burley, Cindy Kelly; Jenna Kelly and Kaden Larter, Lois and Beverly Jack, Sandy and John Steiner; Jamie and Sean Gibson, Lois and Nigel Jones; Vincent and Jennifer Jones, Ken Jack and Marlene; Kenny and Steven Jack, Ian Jack and Lynn; Brian Jack, Gordie Jack and Karen; Amber & Kevin Jack, Stewart Jack and Diane; Graham and Christian Jack, Laurie and Wayne Mathiason; Jamie and Melanie Mathiason.
Andrew’s “Celebration of Life” and “Irish Wake” will be held at the Sheraton Plaza 500 located at 12th and Cambie in Vancouver, BC, on Nov. 16, 2002 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Andrew’s family would like to give special mention to his friends and associates of London Drugs who have been exceptional and so kind in assisting his family during all our tragic loss. Andrew Troy will be laid to rest by Religious Ceremony in the following week with his immediate family and close family friends, and his family respectfully requests that we be given this period of mourning for ourselves. If you wish to pay your respects and say a prayer for Andrew Troy, he will be laid to rest at Valley View Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Nativity located in Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, for anyone wishing to make a donation in Andrew’s honour, please donate to the Heart & Stroke Fund of Canada.