KAPP Andrew January 31, 1954 June 21, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Andy on June 21, 2013. He was my beloved husband and Jason’s wonderful father. We miss him so much. He has been the foundation of our lives for thirty-three years. Andy was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta to Agnes and Andrew Kapp. His family moved to Calgary when Andy was a young teenager where he continued to live throughout his life. He has been a loving and kind and generous husband and father. Andy’s kindness showed itself constantly in so many ways at so many times – to myself and Jason and to those who met him. His deep sense of responsibility and tremendous work ethic were apparent to all who knew him and ensured that we always were safe and secure in his keeping. He took wonderful and thorough care of those he loved and we have been the lucky recipients of this gift for thirty-three years. Andy was charming and engaging. His sense of humour was wonderful and unique and always present and anyone who met him enjoyed that quality in him. We laughed so much. Andy possessed a quiet dignity, an innate confidence and self assurance. He was so efficient and organized and you knew that he could be relied on to do anything that needed to be done. I am so proud to have been the wife of this strong and steady and loving man for so many years. He was gracious and elegant and generous – a true gentleman. Andy was much loved by his extended family and always enjoyed visiting with them. We had many wonderful times and so many laughs. He treated them with respect and the same generous spirit that he showed to all he knew. Andy always insisted on pouring the ladies wine, which made us all feel special in his eyes. He loved the cottage and the lake and was always the first one up and out on the deck, enjoying the peace and tranquility of the forest before the day began. At home, Andy also loved to be outside, enjoying the cool air and quiet places. He loved his yard and spent many hours working in it. Andy loved all animals and had a particular soft spot for large dogs. For most of his career, Andy worked as a Mechanical Engineer for IKO Industries in Calgary. His vast knowledge, efficient manner and ambition quickly led to the position of Maintenance Supervisor in charge of maintaining the electrical and mechanical systems as well as the HVAC, boilers and production equipment. Andy worked as Superintendent of Maintenance in charge of production and planning during the last many years he worked at IKO. His fairness and professionalism were always appreciated and he worked hard for his staff. Andy then moved on to working at Applewood Village, a large residential apartment complex where he was in charge of Building Maintenance in a very different and enjoyable environment. He brought his expertise and efficiency to this position, which the tenants appreciated very much. After the company was sold, Andy worked for Residential Leasing where he was in charge of maintaining the company’s many rental residences. He is so dearly loved and so missed and we will hold him closely in our hearts forever and always. Andy is survived by his wife Carol (Slinger); his son Jason and his wife Jocelyn; his sister Debra and her husband Brian; his brother Kim and his wife Yvonne; and nephew Adam and niece Sarah. Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green, The night above the dingle starry, Time let me hail and climb Golden in the heydays of his eyes. -Dylan Thomas Angel
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