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Obituary: Andrew Sabo

'Andy was a quiet, kind person most happy constructing, mending or fixing and enjoying family.'

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Andrew (Andy) Sabo on February 10, 2023 in R.I.H. Kamloops.

Andy is survived by his second wife, Joan, his children Anita and Lorne Sabo, granddaughters Alexandra and Josee, daughter-in-law Danielle. He is also survived by numerous Sabo nieces and nephews, friends and many Funk, Beaunoyer, Turner step family members.

Andy was predeceased by his first beloved wife, Gail of 40 years, his son Nicky and his four brothers Joe, Lesle, Louis and Don.

Andy came west before he was 20 years old and started employment with CNR, BC Tel and many other jobs before becoming a millwright machinist. He worked for Port Mellon pulp mill on the Sunshine Coast and then Weyerhaeuser in Kamloops. He then worked for Dairyland in Aldergrove and then the Mackenzie pulp mill before settling back at the Port Mellon pulp mill as a supervisor.

With retirement he built a lovely house on the beach front of Roberts Creek. Following Gail’s death Andy moved to Abbotsford and then back to Sechelt for a number of years. In 2008 he moved to Kamloops and he and Joan were married and kept busy curling, golfing, fishing and many activities and travels with the Kamloops family. Andy became an award-winning fruit wine maker with produce from his own trees. Andy was a quiet, kind person most happy constructing, mending or fixing and enjoying family.

The family want to express special appreciation for all the wonderful medical care Andy received from Dr. Amanda Bosman, Dr. Autumn, Dr. Jonat, the Kamloops cancer ward, Dr. B. Prystawa. Also thank you to RN nurses Jackie Tulia and Paige Shepherd, the RIH Emergency department and the staff of 5 South. Thank you to Pastor Matt and friends of the Westsyde Fellowship Church for their special support.

At Andy’s request there will be no formal service. A private celebration of life will be held later in the spring.