Dec. 2, 1924 – Feb. 20, 2011
With the deepest of sorrow we wish to announce the sudden, tragic passing of Andrew (Andy) Shelemey who was taken from us at the age of 86.
Andrew was born of Ukrainian decent in Liski, Poland. After WWII in 1948, he boarded the ship The White Star “Scythia” for a voyage to Canada to join his brother and family in Edmonton. There he met Lucy, his wife and lifelong love, who he married in 1951. Andy worked for the City of Edmonton in Parks & Recreation for 35 years. The majority of his work were years spent building and restoration of Fort Edmonton Park.
We have many fond memories of how much he enjoyed life at our cabin on Pigeon Lake. Many summers and good times were shared together there with family and friends who were so important to him.
After retirement in 1996, Andy & Lucy moved to White Rock, BC to join their children and we were blessed to have all the immediate family in the Lower Mainland. He so loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren.
Andy is survived by his loving wife of almost 60-years Lucy Shelemey of White Rock, BC. His children, Daughter Jean Shelemey of Vancouver, Son & Daughter in-law John & Jacquie Shelemey of Langdale, and their children Hannah & Hayley, Daughter and Son in-law Diana & Brian Pozzolo of Coquitlam, and their children Josie & Jayden and step grand-daughter Ashley & son Jordon. Andy was a strong, loving man who had a wonderful sense of humour, an infectious laugh and brought and shared kindness to everyone who knew him. He will also be greatly missed by his extended family including numerous relatives from St. Albert, Edmonton and friends in White Rock.
Memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Friday March 4th, 2011 at: Victory Funeral Centre and Memorial Park
14831-28 Ave, Surrey, BC. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Your memories and spirit will touch us forever. May you rest in Eternal Love.