A Heartwarming Obituary

Recently I came across an obituary online of a man I did not know. The gentle humour exhibited by the writer of the obit made me smile. It’s a great example of how powerful indirect writing can be. There is no weeping, wailing or gnashing of teeth, but you know that Andrew Hendry was loved.

Andrew Hendry passed away on October 24. He succumbed to complications from a fall. Throughout his life, Andy was known for his falls. He was never afraid of the top of a ladder or the edge of a roof.Andy will be remembered for his contagious smile, his outgoing personality, and his inability to read or follow directions. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-hendry&pid=167908253#sthash.0Rt7H8hF.dpuf
Andrew Hendry passed away on October 24. He succumbed to complications from a fall. Throughout his life, Andy was known for his falls. He was never afraid of the top of a ladder or the edge of a roof.
Andy will be remembered for his contagious smile, his outgoing personality, and his inability to read or follow directions.
He believed strongly in the importance of education, and dedicated his career to the students of Alberta’s vocational schools. He encouraged many to achieve their goals.Andy is survived by his wife Alice, his sons Andrew and Michael and his grandchildren Aspen and Cedar. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-hendry&pid=167908253#sthash.0Rt7H8hF.dpuf
He believed strongly in the importance of education, and dedicated his career to the students of Alberta’s vocational schools. He encouraged many to achieve their goals.Andy is survived by (… etc)
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2 Comments on “A Heartwarming Obituary”

  1. Mike Moran says:

    Thank you, Mary. I knew Andrew and he was everything that the obituary suggests, and more.


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