Obituary of Andrew Michael Schnurr
April 10, 1932 – Allan, Saskatchewan
November 2, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta
Andrew Michael Schnurr of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at the age of 90 years.
He was born to the late Joseph and Barbara Schnurr on the family farm near Allan, Saskatchewan on April 10, 1932, with thirteen siblings: John, Joe, Helen, Kay, Agnes, Tony, Julie, Marie, Wally, Ed, Frank, Jake and Doreen.
He moved to Calgary, AB as a young adult and started his career as a meat cutter for Canada Safeway. Here, he met and married Marlene Fay Baumann on May 26, 1958 and they had three children, Trudy Lynn, Douglas Joseph and Dawn Marie.
Andrew accomplished much through his life and was particularly proud of serving his many clients at Safeway and later worked for the City of Calgary in charge of road maintenance. Andrew retired in 1991 and moved to Creston, B.C., where he enjoyed growing fruit and vegetables on his acreage and loved the outdoors, as well as had a passion for clean eating! Andrew also, enjoyed the warm weather and going south for the winters to escape the cold.
Andrew is survived by all three of his children, Trudy Christie (husband Dave) of Calgary, AB, Doug Schnurr of Calgary, AB and Dawn Gauthier (husband Paul) of Okotoks, AB; six grandchildren, Shawn Hansen and Chalcy Thomson (Trudy) both of Calgary, AB, Stephanie Schnurr and Richard Schnurr (Doug), both of Calgary, AB, Sam Gauthier of Calgary, AB and Katie Gauthier (Dawn) of Okotoks, AB; and his five great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Eve Thomson (Chalcy) of Calgary, AB, Tristan Ford, Mersadiz Clark and Shea Clark (Stephanie) all of Calgary, AB.
Andrew is also survived by his siblings Julie, Marie (husband Al), Frank (wife Barb) and Doreen; and his nephew, Jim Yeast (wife Karen) who spent several years in kind friendship with Andy in Creston, B.C.; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
There will be an open house for friends and family if anyone would like to drop by share memories of Andy. Date and location to follow. The family would love if anyone would like to share any messages of condolences, memories, and or photos that that can be and viewed here.
In living memory of Andrew Schnurr, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200 in the Spring of 2023.