It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing Joe Andrusiak at the age of 69.
He is survived by his loving children, Crista (Rod) Gilbert, Jason Andrusiak, and Clinton (Becky) Andrusiak. His precious grandchildren Madisyn, Treyton and Jayda Gilbert. His loving friend Debora. His two brothers, Jim (Shirley) and Will and a sister, Lorraine (Ed) Edey, numerous nieces and nephews and the mother of his children, Joan.
He was predeceased by his nephew, Kevin and his parents.
Born on September 2, 1948 in Nelson, B.C. he grew up in Riondel, B.C. He raised his family in Elkford, B.C. and was proud to volunteer at the ski hill. He worked hard and advanced his way to the position of Superintendent of Processing in the coal mines in the Elk Valley where he worked for over 45 years. Dad loved fishing, tennis, pickleball and golfing.
He was a hardworking, honest and devoted father with a kind and gentle heart. He loved his children and was always there with a supportive ear. He was a very proud grandfather whose face lit up every time he saw his grandchildren.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Joe Andrusiak on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Elkford Community Center from 1:00 – 3:00.