Andy’s Farewell – Steph Silk

'On The House' with Steph & Andy

Andy always kept this On The House press launch picture from 1987 on the wall in his study.  He wasn’t too happy at the beginning when I was assigned to ‘his’ DIY programme, but the show ran for 4 successful series and the team lasted for 25 years!

His sons and I have been very comforted by the many warm tributes posted this week.  Andy had always said that he wanted a ‘meeting of friends and didn’t want people wearing black.”

We hope that friends and colleagues can join us at 1.15  at Redditch
Crematorium on Monday 21st February and afterwards at The Abbey Hotel.

Family flowers only:  any donations to either St Mary’s Hospice or The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Steph Silk

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  • I have my own private and very entertaining memories of my years knowing both Andy & Steph. From the days when I first met Andy and was assigned to teach him how to use a computer. That was the start of many many hours spent trying to figure out how Andy always managed to bring another computer to it’s knees.

    He was a kind, clever and very entertaining man. Every single day he would bring in a huge bag of American hard gums and sit them out on the table next to his computer. It didn’t take me long to work out that every time he called me over to help myself to a sweet or two, that it would be followed by “now while you’re here Stu Whizz, tell
    me why this bloody computer has eaten everything that I’ve just put into it”.

    That was the start of a happy friendship with both Andy & Steph, who both welcomed
    me into there life and home as if I were family.

    I will hold close to my heart the fond memories of my times spent with the man that I affectionately called “The old fart”

    Thanks Andy for all the good times and the jokes, thanks for your generosity, warmth, and most of all thanks for being my friend.

    Time is not the great healer, I will always miss you.

    “Stu Whizz”

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