Andrew Anthony Tichelaar

April 12, 1966 - May 11, 2021

Funeral Details: A Mass will be held at a later time

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Andrew Anthony Tichelaar in his 55th year on May 11, 2021.

Cherished husband of Ann-Marie (nee O’Rourke) beloved father and best friend of son Jacob Andrew Tichelaar.  He lived to show and share everything with Jacob.  Whether it was family vacations travelling, ice hockey, golfing, all the ins & outs on fishing, gathering up the neighbourhood kids for a good game of road hockey.  Listening and watching all of the classic songs and movies, or chilling out watching the History channel.  His Mantra to his son, “Never Give Up”.

Pre-deceased by his parents Anthony and Peggy Tichelaar, father-in-law James O’Rourke, survived by his mother-in-law Joan O’Rourke, sisters-in-law’s Mary-Jean (Ron) and Sue (Brian).

He was a beloved Uncle to many nieces and nephews, Rocky, Justin (Amanda), Thomas (Emily), Grace, Austin, Preston, Nickelas as well as Chantelle (Justin), Nick (Patricia), Vanessa (Jason), Rebecca (Jon), Keelia (Craig), Sarah, and Adam.

It cannot go without mentioning the sorrow felt by his Tante Marge, cousins who were just like siblings, The Vanderkolff’s, Helen (Ken), Dianna (Roy), Yvonne (Paul), Paul (Lisa), Cathy (John), Denise (Tony), and Laurie (Erick).

Loved by Tante Will, Ome Pim, Ome Jan, Tante Bep as well as many close cousins in the Netherlands.

Andrew was known as an astute business man, his love of the outdoors, whether it was fishing, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, sports of all kinds, Sports Central has lost an avid viewer, and the Steelers have lost a #1 fan.  He truly loved spending time in Temagami whether with his family or with friendships that were formed.

Andy was also a guys’ guy, he loved connecting with friends for a drink, conversation, or catching a game on the big screen.  A huge loss to his best buddies and friends met along the way; “Man’s Friendships are one of the best measures of his worth” (Darwin)… to this I say he was a very wealthy man.

Cremation has taken place.  A Mass will be Celebrated at Holy Spirit Church as soon as time and restrictions permit.  In lieu of flowers, if desired donations may be made in Andy’s memory to the RVH Foundation, Barrie.  Online condolences and memories may be made at www.peacefultransition.ca

We love him, we miss him already, rest in peace.

Peaceful Transition Simcoe

CONDOLENCES

38 Condolences
  • Austin Arscott
    Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Reply

    Was a great uncle, always the light in the room, cottage, family dinners. Especially watching the Steelers lose against the broncos. We love and miss you so much uncle Andy- Austin Arscott (nephew of Andy)

  • Thomas Hiltz
    Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Reply

    Rest in paradise uncle Andy. Thank you for all the life lessons and the memories we shared. You will be missed.

  • Michael Yusiw
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    So very sad to hear . Love to you Ann Marie and Jacob xx love Mike yusiw and Jerome Paige xx

  • Tracey Waddell
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    Ann-Marie and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your husbands passing.
    We are sending of hugs and prayers to you and your family at this sad time♥️

  • Tracy McLean
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    Ann-Marie, We are truly and deeply sorry for your loss. Andy was a great man, husband and father. I am so happy to have met him even for a short time. You have always our friendship and support. Anything we can do for you and Jacob know we are here to listen and comfort. Hugs Tracy Mclean and family xo

  • MICHAEL ROCCHI
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    A guy’s guy indeed. Rest in peace my friend…

  • Debby Burrows
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    Ann-Marie we are so sorry for your loss, our condolences from Temagami and may the light shine within Andy for ever. He will be missed.

  • Alelie Belza
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    Andy, thank you for being a great mentor and big brother to me. I will forever cherish our friendship.
    Rest in peace.

  • Vanessa and Jason Slough
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    Anne Marie and Jake…Our deepest heartfelt sympathies. We wish we were closer to offer love and support to you during this time. Uncle Andrew always made me laugh and always had a story to tell bless him. Im so glad the last time we were back home we were able to spend some time together. As a child I was always so happy to have him on my team for those great soccer games we used to have at the cottage.

    Thinking of you both and sending you love.

  • Angelica Razo
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    Anne-Marie, I’m deeply sorry for your loss my sincere condolences to you and Jacob.

  • Anna Bosco Menniti
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    Ann-Marie & Jacob, our deepest condolences. Andy was a great guy, not only in business but also on a personal level. He will be missed.

    Sending love and hugs!! (Menniti Family)

  • Linda Davidson
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley.
    Andy was not only a great man, but a beautiful person. He will be missed. Rest in peace.

  • Brian and Susan Roblin
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    We miss you …Our hearts are heavy as we move on without you. Your wit and contagious smile and your enthusiasm for family fun was cherished by all. Rest in peace brother

  • Jim and Wendy Milton
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    Ann-Marie, Jacob and family,

    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Stay strong.

    Jim and Wendy.

  • Sylvia Whiting
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    Dear Ann Marie & Jacob, My sincere condolences on your loss of Andy. I really enjoyed working for Andy. I could always tell when your family was heading up to Temagami by the smile on his face. Keep looking up.

  • Andrew Choi
    Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2021 Reply

    Rest in Peace Andy! Extremely sad to hear that you are gone. I will pray for you and your family and I know your spirit will always be with us. I know you will be looking over your beautiful family.

  • Joe & Julie
    Posted on: Saturday, May 15, 2021 Reply

    We are so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing, our thoughts are with you and Jacob during this very difficult time. We will always remember the good times we had together. We will talk soon.

  • Mamie Bell
    Posted on: Saturday, May 15, 2021 Reply

    My deepest condolences to you and Jacob. May your memories give you peace and comfort.

  • Bonnie Reed
    Posted on: Saturday, May 15, 2021 Reply

    Ann-Marie and Jacob,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Andy my friend may you rest in peace.

  • Dave Elliott
    Posted on: Saturday, May 15, 2021 Reply

    Ann-Marie and Jake my heartfelt condolences. Andy was a great friend. We grew up together in the Seven Oaks neighborhood where he lived on Oakmeadow Blvd, and got into a lot of mischief together : ) We were classmates at St. Edmund Campion grade school and went to Neil McNeil HS together in grade nine. We kept in touch over the years and would occasionally meet up to catch up. He always spoke of you and Jake with great pride. He was a great life long friend and will be missed. Many fond memories. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Lori Paton
    Posted on: Saturday, May 15, 2021 Reply

    Dear Annmarie and Jacob
    My thoughts and prayers are with you both. RIP my dear friend

    “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure “

  • Michael Marinic
    Posted on: Saturday, May 15, 2021 Reply

    The first person I met in first grade, Andy’s been in my life as long as I can remember. I miss you already Mix, but I still can’t cheer for the Penguins. Rest in peace brother.

  • Terry and Debbie clancy
    Posted on: Saturday, May 15, 2021 Reply

    Ann-Marie and Jake
    We were so sorry to hear about Andy’s passing. He was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Terry and Debbie

  • Brent Ellen
    Posted on: Sunday, May 16, 2021 Reply

    Sad to see you go bud, you made us smile, you made us scratch our heads but you will always be one of us. R.I.P. Andy you are missed.

  • Brent Ellen
    Posted on: Sunday, May 16, 2021 Reply

    R.I.P. Andy you are missed

  • Marion McCarthy
    Posted on: Sunday, May 16, 2021 Reply

    Ann-Marie, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Andy. My deepest condolences to you and Jake at this very sad time.
    Sending hugs to you both xo

  • David Linden
    Posted on: Sunday, May 16, 2021 Reply

    Dear Ann-Marie and Jacob,
    We are so sorry how about your loss of your beloved husband and dad. Andy will always be remembered as a good person, who was generous with his friendship, laughter and help, in any way he could. He will be sorely missed by us and everyone else up at the Lake.
    We hope to see you both at the cottage this summer and look forward to helping you at the cottage in any way we can. Please just let us know.
    Diane & David Linden

  • Paulette Morse
    Posted on: Sunday, May 16, 2021 Reply

    Anne-Marie,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Andy.
    I can only imagine the sense of loss you are experiencing.
    I hope in time you & Jacob, along with your extended family will be able to gain some solace and comfort in the wonderful memories and life shared.

  • Merlyn te Paske-Scheffer
    Posted on: Monday, May 17, 2021 Reply

    Anne-Marie,Jacob &family

    Our thoughts are with you
    We are truly and deeply sorry for your loss .
    Sending you strengh and love.
    Ron, Merlyn, Lars & Thom te Paske – Scheffer

  • Rachel and Fred Mastroianni
    Posted on: Monday, May 17, 2021 Reply

    Dear Anne-Marie and Jake,

    We are so very saddened by the news of Andy’s passing. You are both in our constant thoughts and prayers. Having known Andy for 30+ years, we have many fond and funny memories of time spent including many Yonge & Eglinton, softball, insurance, Montreal and cottage fishing trips. He will be missed and always remembered!

    Fred, Rachel, Joshua, Liberty & Porter Mastroianni

  • Joanne Aziz
    Posted on: Monday, May 17, 2021 Reply

    Anne-Marie and Jacob I am so sorry for your loss. May Andy Rest In Peace.

  • Jacqueline Cook
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Reply

    Every get together was always a blast. Andy’s humour always made it so much fun to be around him. So glad we were part of your 50th Birthday in Punta Cuna. We will miss you. Are thoughts are with you Anne Marie & Jacob
    Much Love

    Jacqui & Peter

  • Sylvia
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Reply

    Dear Ann Marie & Jacob,
    I am so sorry to hear about Andy’s passing. I remember seeing Andy ‘look up’ from time to time. He told me it made him feel better/positive, (a tip from one of his mentors).
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sylvia Whiting

    Col 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

  • BMG Glass + Aluminum Inc
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Reply

    Andy was a great friend and business partner. So many wonderful memories at the company golf tournament. Deepest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Andy, rest in peace. You will truly be missed.

  • Acacio, Stacy, & Jayden
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Reply

    Dearest Andy,
    You are surely going to be missed my friend…you are like a big brother to me and had become one of Acacio’s best friends…your voice of playing ball hockey & football outside with Jacob & Jayden will be missed and those sporty “awwoohhhh’s”! you’d yell out will be too! ..all the laughs you guys have had out there we now know will continue on in spirit! We will continue with our promise of commitment to always be there for Ann Marie & Jacob for anything they need for as long as they’ll have us 🙂 and Mr Weber too! 🙂
    We love you dearly and you will forever be with us!
    All our Love,
    Stacy, Acacio, & Jayden

  • Paul, Lisa, Sarah and Adam Vanderkolff
    Posted on: Monday, May 24, 2021 Reply

    Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are over the loss of our cousin, uncle and great friend. Our thoughts are with you Ann-Marie and Jacob and always know that we are here to support you. With love, Paul, Lisa, Sarah & Adam.

  • Andrea Crabtree Berube
    Posted on: Saturday, May 29, 2021 Reply

    What a beautiful announcement. My condolences to Ann-Marie and Jacob. May you Rest In Peace Andy.

  • Dianne and Tony Jones
    Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Reply

    Anne Marie and Jacob our deepest condolences. We always enjoyed our time with Andy, even though it was infrequent – but each time we saw you at the Reynolds or at hockey games , it was always a delight. Andy always had a caring sunny disposition and made each interaction memorable. He will be missed. Sending you virtual hugs and strengths as you go through these tough times. Lots of love Dianne and Tony Jones

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