From the Albany Advertiser of 30th July 2020
Andris was a long-term Albany identity, often mentioned or published in The Albany Advertiser, and the paper paid homage to him accordingly.
Andris lived several lives, overcame serious setbacks, helped countless people live many lives and all the time remained, unaffectedly, Andrew. A bit of a larrikin sometimes, still able to act like a boy, always eager to lend a hand, committed to boldly enjoying life. He didn’t leave behind a fortune, or even a monument – he just lives on in our memories and in our hearts.
The memorial service for Andris held Sunday 2nd August in Albany was moving, inspirational and, for many of those attending and watching on live stream, a revelation, as they learned about aspects of Andris’ many careers they perhaps hadn’t known about.
You can watch the video of the event here.