In Celebration of

Andrew Pollock

December 7, 1963 -  April 10, 2019

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


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Deb Harley (Coworker)

Entered April 12, 2019

Andrew was such a kind man. Since he left Maple Leaf we remained in contact and I am blessed to have known him. You will be missed my friend.

Gary Maksymetz (Colleague and friend)

Entered April 12, 2019 from Carlisle Ontario

My heart sank when i heard the news of Andrew's passing. My deepest sympathies to Beth, Rachel and Emily. Andrew was an amazing human being. While Andrew had many accomplishments as a very successful businessman I will remember him most for his huge heart and his love and pride that he shared about his family. May he rest in peace and the love that he had for you give you strength through these difficult days.

joel strickland (friend)

Entered April 12, 2019 from port credit

Andrew is a very very special man. I had just reconnected w him last year in his new role at TGOD and was looking fwd to hanging out , listening to his band , catching up. Feeling gobsmacked today. Deepest , sincere condolences to his colleagues at TGOD. To Beth Rachel and Emily while we've never met, I want you to know that your husband and father has an army of friends who go way way back , who will remember him w a smile and good vibes. Andrew and I sat beside each other at BSchool a lot and I don't think I ever paid attention in class bcuz of the back and forth we had. God bless you all as you go through this now... pls know lots of us will be sending you love Joel

Jeff Novinger (Colleague and friend)

Entered April 12, 2019 from Vancouver

Devastated to hear of Andrew's passing. We had so many good times and laughs working together at Canada Bread. We recently connected at a conference here in Vancouver and though we hadn't seen each other in a couple years within 5 minutes it was just like old times. That's one of his many gifts, creating unity. Blessings to Beth, Emily, Rachel, David and his family.

David Littlejohn (Friend)

Entered April 12, 2019 from Currently in Vietnam

Dear Beth and Family,
Please accept my sincerest condolences. Andrew was a great colleague, role model, and most importantly, friend. May you have strength at this difficult time.
Best regards, David Littlejohn


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