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ANDREW ROBERT LOCKERY
We are celebrating the life of Dr. Andy Lockery. We hope you will all join us.
Andy made so many friends through his work teaching at the University of Winnipeg and through his many hobbies over the years including diving, bottle collecting, cross country skiing, cycling, learning Italian, kayaking, golfing, and tai chi.
He is survived by his wife and three children.
Andy’s Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on October 7, 2023 at the Headingley Hall, 5353 Portage Avenue, Headingley.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 16, 2023
Condolences & Memories (11 entries)
Lovely man. Appreciated his helpfulness and kind gentle manner at Olympic cycle on Portage Ave. Over the years. - Posted by: Dennis Olivier (Fellow cyclist) on: Oct 06, 2023
I have many fond memories of Andy, beginning as my chief dive instructor at Whitehall Road? We did many dives together, collecting treasures (mostly junk) buried in Manitoba and Ontario Lakes and rivers. He Inspired me to take up competitive cross country skiing and we spent many hours and kilometers training at the dump, both running and roller skiing, and perhaps his favourite, cycling. I house sat for him for several summers while he was away diving in the Maritimes. He inspired many to new careers and adventures, and will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Wayne Janz (Friend) on: Oct 04, 2023
Truly sorry to be reading of Andy's passing, but wish to share that in the past decade that we coincided our membership with the local branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society (now FLK Institute of Taoism) Andy also shared quite a few memorable life anecdotes, plus more than a few lessons worth noting. Andy, yours was a life fully & well-lived--thru your storied career, your family, your travels, your cycling/travels and your volunteering. Keep riding safely in your next journey.../RANDY - Posted by: Randy Chan ((fellow volunteer)) on: Sep 24, 2023
Andy was a teacher, mentor and friend who greatly influenced my life. I will forever treasure our talks and lunches at Casa Grande. Andy will be truly missed. My deepest sympathies to Val and family. - Posted by: Bill MOYLE (Friend ) on: Sep 18, 2023
We are very saddened at the loss of our good and dear friend Andy. We have known Andy (and Val and Family) for almost 40 years, and have many happy memories of bike trips with Andy across Montana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Also cross country skiing on the Assiniboine. When buying our bicycles from Andy we were always confident he would provide the perfect bike for us. Andy was the consummate teacher, and always willing to share his vast knowledge on many topics. A very learned and interesting friend whose kind heart and generous nature will be greatly missed. Paul and Jean Krepps Ian Krepps and Paula Paterson - Posted by: Paul and Jean Krepps (Friends) on: Sep 18, 2023
I will always remember Andy! He had a real joy of life. I met him at Tai Chi classes. He always spoke with dignity to everyone he met. Wonderful sense of humour. May your memories of him comfort you at this difficult time. Peace to all. - Posted by: Donna Johnson (Friend ) on: Sep 16, 2023
Andy was truly a gentleman in every sense of the term. Intelligent and articulate, a conversation with Andy was always enjoyable, entertaining, and enlightening! Our paths did not cross as often as they did years ago, and I’m sad that so much time has passed since we last spoke. My condolences to his family, he will be missed and remembered! - Posted by: Lorne Stevens (Friend ) on: Sep 16, 2023
Starting university in 1969, I wanted to study something ‘relevant’. Geography and an Environmental Studies program seemed most promising and boy, I got lucky to get started with a most impressive and inspiring: Professor Andrew Lockery. I and many other students I’m sure, name him as their favourite teacher of all time. With a couple of fellow students, I was pleased to often meet him for lunches until Covid intervened. He will be sorely missed and will always be remembered with great affection, respect and admiration. Wm. Alan Skrepnek (1972) - Posted by: Alan Skrepnek (Student) on: Sep 16, 2023
Our deepest condolences to Val and the Lockery family. We will miss him greatly. Will remember his warm smile and huge bucket he brought for lunch in the department at UoW. RIP. - Posted by: Steve & Sue LaDochy (friend) on: Sep 16, 2023
Dear Val and family, I was saddened to hear of Andy's death, and my heart goes out to you all in your loss. Andy was a special part of my, and especially Keith's life, as he added so much to our scuba and camping adventures, especially a trip to Norway House to search for relics on the bottom of the Nelson River. Who else would devise a trip like that! Val - I especially remember our camping trip in 1974 out West - a caravan of children and crazy divers - so much love and laughter amongst us all. Wonderful memories. I can speak for both Keith and myself - we admired and respected Andy for all that he was and gave to our life. I still have several bottles he collected that have stayed with me throughout the decades and sit where I can see them daily as a reminder of our wonderful adventures together and Andy's generosity of spirit (not to mention his delight in checking out our garbage dump in Lundar). Please know that my thoughts are with all of you at this very sad time. Sincerely and with love, Davvy Eyolfson - Posted by: Davilyn Eyolfson (Friend from long ago in camping and diving days.) on: Sep 16, 2023
The world just lost a wonderful man, i will treasure all the great memories I have with you Andy, Rest In Peace my friend. - Posted by: James Dart (Friend from the lifesport days. ) on: Sep 16, 2023
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