In Memory Of BOBKOWICZ, Andrew


Visitation Information

Kane & Fetterly Funeral Home
5301 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec
April 4, 2019
18:00 - 21:00 /
April 5, 2019
14:00 - 17:00 / 19:00 - 21:00

Service Information

Parish of Ascension of Our Lord
375 Kitchener Ave
Westmount, Quebec
April 6, 2019
Dr. Andrew J. Bobkowicz died on Friday March 15th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from late stages of Parkinson’s disease.
Predeceased by his parents Emilian and Stefania Bobkowicz and first wife Sally (née Donohue, 2007) and survived by his four children Michael (Heather Rydeard), Kenneth (Anna Seranno), Andrea, and Catherine (Robert Goyetche, 2016) as well as his sister Margaret Lefebvre (Ron Walker, 2015). He will also be missed by his grandchildren Simon, Aidan & Chelsy along with Sally’s extended family the Donohue’s and countless friends.
Andrew received his PhD in chemical engineering from McGill in 1963 and joined his father’s company Bobtex Corporation, eventually becoming President. In 1983 he moved to Toronto and became President of the Canadian Plastics Institute. In 1992 Andrew & Sally emigrated to USA where he joined Keller as VP International Development until his retirement in 2001.
Wondrously Andrew found love anew and married Jeannine (Wood) in 2008 and joy returned for his second chapter. Both she and her children Gwyn (Tom Alexander), Mandy (Mike Mancini) and Todd (Sandy); along with her grandchildren Maggie, Mac, Peter, Evan & Veronica embraced him and created a new extended family in Pennsylvania & Florida.
He will be remembered as a proud graduate of McGill (Class of ’58), husband, father, brother, grandfather and dear friend.
Viewings will be at Kane & Fetterly in Montreal on Thursday April 4 (6:00 – 9:00 PM), Friday April 5 (2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM). Service will be at Ascension of Our Lord, 375 Kitchener, Westmount on Saturday April 6 at 1:00pm and a reception to follow at Loyola Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation Canada or Holy Cross Hospice Fort Lauderdale in Andrew’s name.

Messages for the Family of BOBKOWICZ, Andrew

From: Marilyn Hedstrom

Sincere condolences, Margaret.

Dear Andrea and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences.
Robert Glazer
From: Kathryn Brooks Pryce

Sympathy to you and yours on the loss of your brother. Wishing you strength, courage and memories.
From: Claudia Hape

We are expressing our condolences to the whole family on the passing of Andrew. May he rest in peace.
Our hearts go out to you all.
Wishing you ease in this time of sorrow and comfort in the memories you treasure.
Please accept our sincerest sympathies.
Sending big hugs from Germany.
Claudia with Kurt and Nicholas
From: Anson McKim

I recall Andy as a good friend and colleague during my working life. He was an honest, solid, hard working, genuine man and good to be with. My condolences to the family.
From: Connie

Dear Margaret, receive my most sincere condolences.
Please take care,

Consuelo (Connie) Errazuriz
From: Helene montreuil anderson

I have fond memories of Andrew in particular the New Year’s Eve parties in the late 50s May he Rest In Peace
From: Colin Atkinson

Andrew had a gift for friendship. We went through high school and engineering together. I left Montreal for good in 1961, and I only saw him and Jeannine when they dropped by in Windsor on their way home a few years ago. However we were always in touch by letters, cards, email, and telephone. Andrew always called me on my birthday or if he had news of mutual friends. My wife and I sent your deepest sympathies to Jeannine and his children, grandchildren and the whole extended family.
From: Mary V. Seeman

Dear Margaret and Andrew's family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of a brother, father, grandfather, and spouse. It is amazing to me how Andrew, in this photo, looks like his father!
From: Janis cohen

Cathy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May your happy memories keep you strong.
From: Amanda, Jeff & Cecilia Malo

Dear Andrea and family,
Our deepest condolences to you and yours in this difficult time. Please know that we are with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember your father.
From: Nancy Robinson

My thoughts are with you today. All the best, Nancy
From: Terry & Louise Wright & Families

Our sincere condolences on Andy's passing. May your memories sustain you at this difficult time. We have fond memories of him at the farm. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
From: Harold Staviss

My deepest and sincerest condolences and sympathies on your loss.
From: Michael Rourke

Our condolences from The Rourkes; Michael, Nathalie, Liam and David.