Routheut, André 'Andy'

André Routheut passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood at the age of 75.

Born in Holland on February 3, 1945, Andreas Goverdinus Petrus was a son of the late Frank and Anna (nee Bastiaanse) Routheut.

Andy’s love of family was unconditional and enduring; his devotion to his wife Alice was pure and eternal.

He will be missed dearly by his children Michelle McIntyre (Rob) and their children Jacob, Skye, and Zoey; Andrea Neil (Marty) and their children Chloe and Ellis; Peter Routheut (Colleen) and their children Ty and Katie; and Christopher Routheut (Sandra Palomino). Andy was the much loved brother of Vicky Smith (late Jim) and Frank Routheut (Stephanie), and was predeceased by his sister Polly.  He will be remembered fondly by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Family and friends of André, Dré, Uncle Andy, Dad, Opie are truly blessed to have had such a wonderful man in their lives.

It is often said that a person can count their very best friends on a single hand. Andy would surely be named on a great many hands of those whom he has known.   Always dedicated and supportive; genuinely kind and compassionate; selfless and non-judgmental, Andy was one of the finest men that any man could ever hope to be.

There will be a celebration of Andy’s life at a later date.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Hospice Georgian Triangle ‘Campbell House’, where Andy and his family received excellent care and compassion, would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

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Celebration of Andy's life at a later date.

Donations: Hospice Georgian Triangle 'Campbell House'
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Angela, Jason and Alexandra Pino
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    Michelle, Rob, Zoey, Skye and family:
    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
    Sincerely,
    Jason, Angela and Alexandra Pino

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  2. Ron Leroux
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    Andy had a great sense of humor. I can’t imagine anyone ever not liking Andy I will truly miss him it is a very sad day.

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  3. Perry Oswald
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    My brother-in-law Andy was a great inspiration to me as a young boy and into my adulthood. I thank him for his love of our family and support that he showed us through tough times. He has passed to soon and had a lot more to give. He will do that now as a guardian angel, looking out for his loved ones. I’m sure he will make many new friends where he is now!!!Miss you and will see you again, I’m sure. Keep the beer cold❤

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  4. Les mabey
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    Alice & family please except our sincere condolences
    I worked with Andy for 20 odd years and you couldn’t meet a nicer person .Even after the plant closed we continued to send soccer info to each other ,I am going to miss his emails on soccer and jokes .
    R .I. P Buddy ⚽️⚽️

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  5. Marielle van eindhoven-giesen
    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Our condolances
    …….stay strong!

    Marielle and fam. from holland

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  6. Roger Frankort
    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Andy,

    We will miss youre messeges en you as person.
    Rest in peace ❤

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  7. Jos Routheut
    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Dear Alice and children,

    It was a terrible shock for us in the Netherlands when we heard at Tuesday that André has passed away. Unbelievable. All our sympathy on the loss of André.
    In the eighties we were in Canada and we spent many times together. That was fantastic and remains allways a good memory. Andy was a fantastic man as husband and father. Remember all those beautiful moments in your life. Later you will enjoy those moments .
    We wish you all strength in these sad days.

    Jos Routheut and Ria Gabriels -Weert.

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  8. Alf, Peg & Jim Willis
    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Michelle, Rob, Jacob, Skye, and Zoey our condolences to you all. Special people come into our lives. To love is to make yourself volnerable. It works both ways and through this we have the happy memories of those good family times.

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  9. JOHN NEWELL
    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    To, Andy’s Family. My Sincere Condolences. I worked with Andy at Chubb Safes. We often chatted back and forth on the computer and I will miss our chats.

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  10. Kitty Cwg Jacobs
    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Gecondoleerd, Andy’s family from Kitty Jacobs and her family
    Houtain Saint Simeon België

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  11. Sheena McIntyre
    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Andy was a man who dearly loved his family. My son Rob considered him his second Dad and will miss Andy dearly. My heart hurts for Alice, Michelle, Andrea, Chris and families, and all the Routheut family. Andy was a great friend and a real gentleman, I will miss him.

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  12. Jan Salden
    Thursday, August 13, 2020

    Dear Alice and children

    I know my words will not offer much in the way of relief from the grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences. Your husband and father was a fantastic person and will be missed so much.
    I will be missing the many yokes he send me in the mail and also the pictures over your live in Canada. It is hard to believe that his last message was only of Thursday last week

    Jan Salden

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  13. Jan Bastiaanse
    Sunday, August 16, 2020

    Gecondoleerd, Andy’s family from Jan Bastiaanse and his family
    Kerkrade , Netherland

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  14. Saundra Fare
    Saturday, August 22, 2020

    Jim & I, as well as Christopher and Brent send our heartfelt condolences to you Alice and your whole family. I will miss chatting with Andy,by phone and facebook, his warm kind heart, and most of all his friendship for so many many years. The last few years the miles kept us apart, but we knew you where only a phone call away.

    Saundra & Jim Fare

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