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NOWAK, Andrew John

July 13, 1956 – Montreal, Quebec

February 5, 2022 – Airdrie, Alberta


Forever remembered. Andrew Nowak, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at the age of 65 years.


Andy was born in Montreal, Quebec on July 13, 1956. He left Montreal and headed to Coldstream BC where he started his own painting business for over twenty years. He loved his job and transforming people’s homes.


He moved to Airdrie to start a new life with Nancy and her children, Stephen and Breanne. He was VP of Operations for Stephen’s Backpacks Society (started by Nancy’s son when he was five) the past number of years where he accomplished so much in warehouse strategies, creating the A-Team and designing incredible gourmet cutting boards to assist the charity through Covid. He volunteered hundreds of hours to help children in need as well as mentoring his partner Nancy’s son in carpentry skills.


Andy had an amazing sense of humour and could light up any room with his infectious smile and blue eyes. He had amazing focus whatever the task at hand to just get it done.


He had a great love for animals especially dogs! His greatest memories included two beautiful Dobermans he owned in BC… Champ and Cleo. Andy loved being outdoors, cutting wood, fires at night, working in the shop, gardening, flying kites, cooking, and watching the latest movies. He was always looking and researching new projects to try.


He will be remembered in such a special way for the countless acts of service and kindness he demonstrated throughout his life.


Andy is survived by his devoted fiancé and partner Nancy; his stepson Stephen; and stepdaughter, Breanne and her fiancé, Andrew. Andy is also survived by his sister Laurie and his brother-in-law Don who reside in Montreal, Quebec. Her message to Andy:

“Our family chain is broken

And nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one

The chain will link again.”

Your Loving sister, Laurie.


Andy is also survived by Nancy’s sister Dianna, her husband Ronnie; and their children Marco, Connie, and Chris; and their son Nick and his partner Irene.Andrew was predeceased by his dad Henryk Nowak in December 2021 and his mom Olga Nowak in February 2017.


A private memorial service will be held on February 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Those attending will be asked to provide valid government identification (with name and date of birth) AND confirm one of the following: (A)Provincial vaccine record with QR code (paper or digital); OR (B)negative COVID test (within 72 hours); or (C)valid medical exemption (signed letter); OR (D)under 12 years of age. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mr. Nowak’s service streamed live on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed at


In living memory of Andrew Nowak, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB T4B 3L8, Telephone: 403-948-1100.


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