He passed at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC. He was surrounded by his loving children.
Andy was born in Saskatoon SK Dec 23, 1943 and was raised on the family farm just outside of Asquith SK. He graduated from High school in 1962. Went on to University of Saskatchewan where he took 1 year of Agricultural Studies. He heard there was a lot of work happening in BC and came this way. He got a job at Kicking Horse Forest Product in June of 1964. There he met his wife Verna and they started a family.
He fell in love with the mountains and here he stayed. Andy was an avid outdoorsman, loved hunting, hiking and fishing. Andy was actively involved and passionate about wildlife conservation. He was a member of Golden & District Rod & Gun Club, was president and treasurer for many years. East Kootenay Wildlife Association were he was President for 5 years, was on the EKWA allocations committee, BC Wildlife Federation, being Chair for Land use for many years, served on the BCWF Wildlife and Allocations Committees, Chaired the Hunting Advisory committee, was given the President Award for outstanding Volunteer of BCWF for the year of 2005. He Chaired the Agriculture/Hunting conflict committee before it was changed to the Trench Committee, BC Wild Sheep Society, Trophy Wildlife Records Club of Nanaimo BC, these are most but I may have missed a few.
Andy retired early at 60 from LP in 2004 after 40 years’ service. He loved gardening, spending time with his grandkids and cruising in his 70 Dodge Charger. He enjoyed going to car shows with the guys, Hotrod Night at Legendz Diner and the odd burnout!
He is predeceased by his parents George Pezderic 2000 and Amy (Horel) Pezderic 1995.
He leaves behind his 3 children, Monica (Rod) Lavoie and family, Andy, Blake & Ambrosia (Carmen, Jeremy & Phil), George (Natalie) Pezderic and family, Keira. Michele (Jason) and family Emma, Jakota & Brooke. His Siblings Marie (Bob) Decker, David (Susan) Pezderic & Jeany (Pierre) Aubut. Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends
A Celebration of his life will be held at Mount 7 Rec Plex in Golden, BC. July 19th 2015 at 1:00pm
No flowers please.
Donations can be made to Golden & District Hospital
“Ventilator Fund” www.ekfh.ca
In Memory of Andy Pezderic