On April 19, 2022, Andrew Grindlay passed away suddenly after a gathering of friends at the Missionwood Retirement Home in Kelowna, BC, where he resided for 6 years. He lived his 96 years of life fully and was in good mind and spirit right up to the end. Andrew was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Barbara (née Middleton). He is survived by his daughters Carol (Craig) and Annie (Justin, and their children Nick & Flynn); and his son Dave.
Andrew was born in Regina, SK. He earned an Engineering degree from U of Sask., 1951; his MBA from UWO, 1957; and PhD from UCLA, 1962. His career was spent teaching at the Ivey School of Business in London, ON. He was managing editor of the Business Quarterly for the last 7 years of his career.
He and his wife Barbara moved to Kelowna in 1999 to be closer to his sister, and to be in the same time zone as their kids! He took great pride in his cottage on Lake Huron as well as his two woodlots nearby, where he nourished, from seedlings, White pine and Black Walnut trees. He was active in Kelowna, joining the Board of the Symphony Orchestra and being a member of the Curling Club. His life motto was “a mind is a terrible thing to waste”. He kept his mind active by creating Filos, a small group of men in Kelowna who researched one worldly topic a month to discuss at their monthly sessions. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, humour, and intelligence. He was a true gentleman! The influence he had on others made this world a better place.
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A Celebration of Life will be held at on SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022, at 10:00 AM (PDT), at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.
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