On Saturday February 20, 2021, surrounded by his loving family, Andy slipped away peacefully. Andy Regendanz, treasured husband of his wife of 36 years, Barbara Bjarnason, loving father to Sacha, (Edwin Makkinga), doting grandfather to Annika & Zachary, big brother to Liane, (Michael Craig) Phil & Brian. Oldest son to Guido Regendanz and Diana Melandri (predeceased July 2019).
Andy’s extended family included in-laws Dr. John (Robin Bjarnason), Christine, (Stephen Cox), Tom (predeceased) (Laura Bjarnason). Uncle “A” to Skye, Toby, Jamieson, Simon, Isabel, Matthew & Sheena.
Andy was self taught in everything he did. A well recognized and respected photographer, a gourmet cook and an independent thinker, he worked hard and lived his life fully.
Andy was an adventurer, a dreamer and exuded joy and generosity.
Andy will always be loved and sorely missed by his family and wide network of friends, neighbours & colleagues; his memory will continue to light up the lives that he had touched. He was a part of a tight creative community and contributed his constantly growing artistic talents. Andy mentored many talented photographers.
For 14 months, Andy faced his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with optimism, courage and grace. He was an inspiration and example to us all.
A very special thank you to “Team Andy” at Sunnybrook Hospital, Dr. Natalie Coburn, Dr. Michael Raphael, Dr. Ung, St Elizabeth H.C. Nurses Michelle Williams, Mark Naiman, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Dr. Russell Goldman, Dr. Amos, LHIN Coordinator, Gillian Carter.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to Liane’s Fund for Youth Opportunity at www.sschto.ca Kindly include “In Memory of Andy Regendanz” as the notation