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Andrea Dawn Thurber

Andrea Dawn Thurber

Memorial Service

Thursday, May 25, 2023
3:00 PM
Trinity Baptist Church
1460 West 49th Avenue (at Granville)
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Obituary for Andrea Dawn Thurber

July 22, 1981 – May 10, 2023

Our beloved Andrea passed away on May 10th after a brief struggle with a very aggressive cancer. A beautiful soul, she will be missed by all who knew her.

Born in Vancouver, she was well-known and loved in her community: for many years of cheerful efficiency at the local Safeway; her deep and loving involvement in so many aspects of her church, from singing on the Worship Team and choir, to running the Welcome Centre, teaching Sunday School and playing basketball with the youth; for bringing home-packed lunches to the homeless on days off; for her savvy veteran skills as a long-time soccer goalie and sometime coach; and for her loving devotion to family and friends.

She loved to be busy: working, volunteering, playing sports, singing, and talking to friends. No lounging around watching TV for our Andrea.

In the last weeks of her life, when she could no longer be active, communications with family and friends were a great blessing.

Andrea is survived by her parents, Garth and Lynette, brothers Bill (Donna) and Matt (Mercedes), nieces Eleanor and Charlotte, nanny Ishbel Steele and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Our deepest thanks to Drs. Dou and Weppler, the kind and attentive nursing and medical staff at BCCA and VGH, and Pastor Callum and members of the church.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church, 1460 West 49th Avenue (at Granville) on Thursday, May 25th at 3:00 PM.

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

Trinity Baptist Church

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