On April 10, 2019, Andrew Pollock passed away suddenly in Toronto, as the result of a heart attack. Andrew was born on Dec. 7, 1963 to the late Royston and Gwyneth Pollock, in Etobicoke, Ontario. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Beth (Baker), his cherished daughters Emily and Rachel, his brother David, and friends too numerous to count.
Andrew was a loving family man, devout Christian, and highly respected businessman. In addition to his successful marketing career, he always made time for his music. With his band Highgate Road, he performed music that he co-wrote with older daughter Emily. And one of his favourite memories was attending the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas with younger daughter Rachel. Andrew also loved engaging the community with music, and he spent many years volunteering with the Islington United Music Program.
Andrew was an avid traveller, visiting almost 50 countries with Beth, Emily, and Rachel. He loved the opportunities to experience the world and spend quality time with family. He mixed his passion for travel with his love of sports - Andrew visited 20 Major League ballparks, in accordance with his support for the Toronto Blue Jays. However, his greatest passion was always the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was a loyal fan, through the good times, and more frequently, the bad.
Andrew took every opportunity to use his talents to help those around him. He spent multiple years on the Board of Directors at Mooreland's Camp, focused on providing less fortunate youth from Toronto with the camp experience. His passion for summer camp was ignited by the formative years Emily and Rachel spent at Camp Big Canoe.
Despite his incredibly full life, Andrew made every person feel important. He was dedicated to bringing out the best in people and inspiring them to persevere. Andrew was simultaneously deeply sincere and incredibly funny, and capable of being the support needed by those around him.
Andrew will be dearly missed.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm at Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street W. Etobicoke (between Islington & Kipling Aves.). The Funeral Service will be held Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11 am at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke. Memorial donations may be made in Andrew’s name to the Islington United Church Music program, or Moorelands Camp. Condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca