Andrew Herbert Law

August 8, 2018 10 Condolences Print Obituary

Andrew Herbert Law passed away peacefully at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, on July 31, 2018, at the age of 76. Born on August 4, 1941 in Calgary, he was the second eldest child of four to Norah Welch Law and William Law. He was dearly loved by his brother Brian who died in 2013, and his sisters Maureen and Kathleen.

He will be severely missed and forever loved by his wife of 33 years, Perdita, their daughter and his youngest child, Amy (and her partner Thorvall), and his two children from his previous marriage (Lorraine): Jennifer and her husband Robert and their children Jim and Maggie; James and his wife Mary-Lou and their children Dante and Sophia.

Andy was known for his life of devotion to helping those in need. Prior to moving to Alberta in 1981, Andy spent 17 years in the Ottawa Carleton Social Services Department ending up as the Regional Manager. He joined Alberta Family and Social Services in 1982 as the Calgary Regional Income Support Specialist. In 1984 Andy was appointed Director for Supports and Independence. Later, he was appointed Director of Income Support Programs. Andy also worked as lead Negotiator with several First Nations wishing to deliver Social Assistance to off-reserve members. He was later transferred to Alberta Aboriginal Relations as Associate Director and worked as a Provincial Representative with the Métis Nation of Alberta. After retiring from the Provincial Government in 1997, Andy worked as a Program Manager with Native Counselling Services of Alberta for 3 years. He then worked as a Private Consultant, clients including: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, The Stoney Tribal Administration, the National Residential School Survivors Society, and Beaver Lake First Nation. Key skills Andy was known for included: policy development, leadership, writing, and relationship building.

People knew him best for his kindness, compassion, dry sense of humour, respect for inclusiveness, diversity, integrity, and dependability. Andy had a strong passion for reading, golfing, time with friends and loved ones, and debating over politics. He was a true fighter who faced any challenge head on and was the survivor of three cancers including: prostate, skin, and colon cancer.

In respect of Andy’s wishes, there will be no memorial service. We will be celebrating his life with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, you can make donations to Creating Hope Society of Alberta. www.creatinghopesociety.ca

His soul may now find eternal peace.

 

 

  1. I remember Andy with great fondness.He was a great person to work with and his contributions to the welfare of those he assisted during his long public service.My condolences to Perdita and their family.

  2. Dear Perdita and Amy,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss of your dear husband and father.Thinking of you during this very sad time in both your lives

    Fondly,
    Pat and Jim Mckenzie

  3. My deepest sympathies,really didn’t know Andy that well,But from what I heard from Bernadette;he was an extremely well liked person,a genuine all around great fellow.
    My he rest and be always remembered by his Wife Perrdita and family and friends .

  4. May your memories of Andy’s
    love and strength and courage always bring you comfort
    Love you Both Julia

  5. We have known Andy for over 30 years. He was always a kind and very caring man. Loved his sense of humour and he was always up for hanging out and great conversations. Our hearts go out to Perdita and Amy. We will miss you Andy. May you Rest In Peace.?❤️❤️❤️

  6. Always enjoyed Andy’s sense of humour; sometimes you weren’t certain if he was joking or not. Great memories from some great events and gatherings. He will be missed.

  7. My deepest condolences Perdita, to you and your family.

  8. My condolence Perdita to you and family.

  9. I am so sorry to hear the loss of this kind father and brother to Maurine Law who is my famliy friend from Tanzania.
    I am thinking of you and Maurine family.

  10. I am really sorry that I never got to talk to you before you left us Andy you where a very special light to me when I was young I’ll miss you Andy thanks for every thing you did for me

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