It is with great sadness that the family of Andrew Albert announce his peaceful passing on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at his brother’s home in Gatineau, QC. Born in Fort Kent, Maine on November 8, 1974, he was the son of Carlton Albert and Mary (Crouse) Albert.
Although Andy was born in Maine, he lived most of his life in Canada. He graduated from Beaconsfield High, CEGEP Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and the University of Windsor in Ontario. During university, one of Andy’s professors performed stand-up comedy on weekends and it was here that Andy found his life-long love for stand-up comedy, making it his professional career. Acting was his second love, being cast in movies and TV commercials. Andy also had a passion for gourmet cooking, wine and even became a sommelier. He often intertwined comedy, acting, cooking and wine tastings to become the ultimate entertainer! Family and friends were of utmost importance to Andy and he often enjoyed sharing his love of camping, fishing, golfing, and hiking with them.
He will be dearly missed by his beloved parents, Alan and Mary Ritchie; siblings, Carlton Albert Jr, Dan Albert, Bryan Albert, David (Mary) Albert, Kim Waddell Knight (Steve), Pam Waddell Lavoie (Dean), Robbie Ritchie (Marie-Claude), Peter Ritchie (Manon) and Jean-Yves Ritchie (Chris); several nieces, nephews and extended family members as well as his dear friends and colleagues whom he loved and cherished.
Andy was predeceased by his father, Carlton Albert; Aunt, Elizabeth Hanson and Cousin, David White.
A memorial gathering to honour Andy’s life will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, NB, on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 2 to 5 p.m. with Words of Remembrance at 3:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. For those unable to attend, a live stream of the gathering will be available at the following link: https://vimeo.com/event/1204531. The dress code is smart casual. The family would appreciate if guests wear masks and respect social distancing. For those who wish, memorial tributes in remembrance of Andy may be made to the following Go Fund Me Page (https://gofund.me/e6f2928d ) where the funds will be used by Mission Old Brewery to aid the homeless population in and around Montreal and/or to help support the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Modern Celebrations and Cremations.
Memorial Gathering to honour Andy's Life
McAdam's Funeral Home
160 York St. Fredericton, NB
2:00pm - 5:00pm