STRANG, Andrew

Posted: March 16th, 2023

STRANG DR. ANDREW GRAY STRANG, beloved husband of the late Joan Marilynne (MacDonald) Strang, passed away unexpectedly in Cardston, Alberta on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the age of 79 years.
Andy was born on September 25, 1943 in Claresholm, Alberta to Claude Gray Strang and Eleanor Margaret (Anderson) Strang. He is survived by seven children, Gerald (Liz), Joe (Lacey), Jeff (Jolene), Jim (Anita), Janet (Steve), Shannon (Dennis), and Eric as well as 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters, Joan Ready and Robin Riehl.
Andy grew up on a farm east of Claresholm. That farm life ultimately led him to the University of Saskatchewan to study Veterinary Medicine. In 1968, Andy married Joan, a package deal that came with five children under the age of ten. After graduating with a degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1969, Andy, Joan and their five children moved to Cardston, AB where Andy became a partner with Dr. Glen Jones at the Foothills Veterinary Clinic. After a few years of marriage two more children were added to the family. Andy continued to work at the Foothills Veterinary Clinic for the next 41 years until his well-earned retirement in November of 2010. Andy and Joan travelled extensively in their retirement; an activity they enjoyed together until, after 53 years of marriage, Joan passed away in 2021.
Throughout his life, Andy gave countless hours of service to the community including over 50 years as a member of the Lion’s Club, 37 years on the Aetna Irrigation Board, many years of involvement with Scouts Canada, Heritage Days Pet Show, Cardston Festival of Lights, and regular visits to residents in Lee Crest just to name a few.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cardston Lion’s Club.
A Memorial Service will be held at the South Hill Chapel, (950 Main Street), Cardston on Thursday, March 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jim Lindemann of the Lutheran Church officiating.
Friends may meet the family at the church on March 23rd, from 10:00 to 10:55 a.m.
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  1. Gerry Stewart says:

    I had the opportunity to hike with Andy – he was such a kind, wonderful person. He and Ken Brooks were our steadfast trail mates. My condolences to his family. May your memories of Andy be a comfort to you in the years ahead.

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