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  Fleur wrote

I was deeply saddened by the news of Andy's passing.My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.Kindest regards in this difficult time,Fleur

Report abuse09:35 27th Jun 2017

  Stuart wrote

Just to echo Colin's message below. It was great to share time with Andy in the Czech Republic with the Boroughmuir guys and remember his older brother David. His love for his family was so obviously important to him in our discussions. Condolences to his family and friends.

Report abuse08:08 21st Jun 2017

  Colin wrote

I caught up with Andy again after last being teammates in the Boroughmuir School Rugby team in 1982-83 when his brother David, sadly also passed away last year,was a good friend and had arranged annual poker games with a few other school chums. So this year Andy joined our game which I hosted in the Czech Republic. We toured Vienna and visited a local vineyard where Andy showed off his great agricultural knowledge which was greatly appreciated by our host and my friend Tomas. Andy also really enjoyed the tour around Znojmo which it turns out was led by a local lass who mentioned she was going to Aberdeen Uni and as a alma mater of this distinguished study place he passed on many useful pieces of advice. For me it was a great occasion to share time with friends from yesteryear and Andy's input showed me what a great guy he was. I was shattered to hear about his passing so soon and far far too early however he will join David and look down on us together ,brothers in arms. My condolences to his family, brother and parents.

Report abuse04:57 21st Jun 2017

  Mark/Martin wrote

Myself and my brother Martin were very deeply saddened to hear the news of Andys death. Sometimes in this life if your lucky you get to meet great people perhaps by chance and in Andrews case we were very very lucky.We have lost a great friend who we met on a fishing trip to South Uist some years ago, a guy we all loved to spend time with and get to know both here in Ireland and on his home turf Scotland.Throughout our many fishing trips and adventureshe was always game to go out no matter what the weather threw at us and it was always a pleasure to have him there and to be around him. Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife and young children at this difficult time and in the many conversations with me about them over the years it was very obvious the affection and love he had for them all . We will all miss you but we will always carry your memory in our hearts through the fun, laughter and the great times we had together as friends/anglers and will never forget you on future fishing trips. We will always miss you big man.

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