Andrew John Parent
December 12, 1958 - October 20, 2020
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Andrew John Parent, 61, husband of Cheryl Parent, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 after a courageous battle with ALS. Born in Quebec, QC, he was the son of the late Julien and Berangere Filteau Parent. Andrew attended Parkside Church and was in his 44th year of service with Michelin. In addition to his wife, he…

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Maria left a message on December 2, 2020:
Toni Marie and Family my Deepest Sympathy just found out xoxoxo
Ray Popplewell left a message on December 1, 2020:
Dear Cheryl: Sorry to hear about Andy. I knew him only through work. However, reading the comments, it is obvious that his character and enthusiasm was front and center whenever he was present. In the last couple of years I was fortunate to meet with Andy during his struggle with ALS. He wanted to work, he wanted to contribute and there was no question that he was going to fight to the end. I had so much respect for Andy's abilities and love of life. Best wishes to you and your family.
Blake and Caroline Church left a message on October 27, 2020:
Cheryl and Parent family, our hearts and prayers are with you in your time of need. So sorry for your loss. Love Blake and Caroline
Cox Family left a message on October 27, 2020:
Much love and prayers , we know Andrew will be greatly missed.
Alison Kubiak left a message on October 26, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers are with the Parent family as you navigate through this very difficult time.

I had the fortune of working with Andy over the last few years.  If I ever needed help with Excel, Andy was my first call!  About a year ago I was trying to make a "thermometer" to measure progress in Excel and he quickly sent me a file that also included an Excel Smiley Face...it was just what I needed that day!

Andy was always someone I could call for help; he provided his wisdom and knowledge without ever asking for anything in return and sometimes offered just a listening ear...whatever was needed in that moment.

Andy will be greatly missed but I am a better person for having known him over these past 10 years.

Rest in Peace, Andy.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Kevin Stewart left a message on October 25, 2020:
Michelin is a great company that hires great people and, among those people, Andy was the best of the best.  I feel privileged to have been able to work closely with Andy over the past 10 years.  His passion for all aspects of life was inspiring.  His competence in his work was exceptional.  His sense of humor was wonderful.  His ability to tell a story was spellbinding.  His patience and willingness to teach others was limitless and his friendship is something that I will always treasure.  I, like so many others, will miss him so much.  Cheryl, I know this is a difficult time for you and the whole family.  Just know that Andy made an impact on everyone he met and in everything he did.  Rest in peace my dear friend.
Kevin Stewart left a message on October 25, 2020:
Michelin is a great company that hires great people and, among those people, Andy was the best of the best.  I feel privileged to have been able to work closely with Andy over the past 10 years.  His passion for all aspects of life was inspiring.  His competence in his work was exceptional.  His sense of humor was wonderful.  His ability to tell a story was spellbinding.  His patience and willingness to teach others was limitless and his friendship is something that I will always treasure.  I, like so many others, will miss him so much.  Cheryl, I know this is a difficult time for you and the whole family.  Just know that Andy made an impact on everyone he met and in everything he did.  Rest in peace my dear friend.
Jonathan Shum left a message on October 25, 2020:
“Never stop learning” is how I will remember Andy. Every coffee break Andy would either show me something new that he just learned to improve productivity, or share his experiences on work and on life.
From helping me during my first meeting with a union steward 19 years ago; doing 24hr CO’s; helping us move into our first house in Mississauga; eating 5-lb lobsters in Nova Scotia, and finally helping us relocate to Greenville. Andy is much more than a friend to me - he is the wise uncle that rides a fast motorcycle (and drives a Porsche when I needed to borrow his van to prepare for track days).
Rest In Peace Andy. Thank you for everything.
Alfredo Manera left a message on October 24, 2020:
My deepest condolences to Cheryl and family, my thoughts and my prayers are with all of you in this extremely difficult moment. My heart is full of sadness for the pain that Andy had to go through during these last years and at the same time of admiration for his strength in fighting the sickness.
The passion Andy had in everything he did at work has been an inspiration to me since I met him, same as the way he challenged himself and everybody around him for a better performance in whatever we did.
It was a pleasure discussing with him about anything, at any level, from touchy management related subjects to motorcycle riding, from how difficult parenting is, sometimes, to how to how amazing it is seeing our kids succeed in life...
I will miss you so much Andy, my friend, like everybody that had the the privilege to work with you and get to know you.
And when I hear a rumble in the sky, I will know it’s you, Andy, riding your big bike in a wonderful place...
Gary Scheide left a message on October 24, 2020:
Dear Cheryl and Family,

My sincere sympathy for your loss.  Andy was a wonderful man and a great colleague who will be sorely missed.  His infectious smile and positive attitude will be remembered by all who knew him.
Vishal Raj left a message on October 23, 2020:
Andy was an awesome human being and a fellow co-worker. He was very energetic and was like a big brother that always had words of wisdom. I will be for ever grateful for his help . I in fact came and took the position from him in Methods department. I wish God give his family strength to cope with the loss. He will surely be missed at home and at work.
Rest in peace my friend.
Vishal
Michael Fore left a message on October 23, 2020:
I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to everyone. We are all saddened about the loss of a dear friend and colleague. At work, Andy was a very talented, enthusiastic, professional and dedicated co-worker. He helped us all strive for greatness and not to accept mediocrity. Anyway from work, he has a joy to be around. Whether it was a friendly game of pool or sharing motorcycle stories, it was always fun. My life and the lives of many have been enriched by Andy. He will be deeply missed. May God bless you.
Hector Gomez left a message on October 23, 2020:
I first met Andy a few years ago in Bridgewater during a workshop event circa 2009, I got a very good impression of him, but it was not until I worked in the same department as he did, when I got to the chance to get to know him, I cherish a lot of good memories and fun times together. He was very fond of new technologies, Excel, Hot peppers, he loved to teach you things and use the whiteboard to explain you and transfer his knowledge, he had many other good qualities, he was a great friend that would help you and would listen to you, he loved his family above everything and was very proud of his children and wife. My dear friend Andy, you will be missed by many people that loved you, Rest in peace.  Our deepest condolences to his family.
Gerry and Maryellen Hahn left a message on October 23, 2020:
Cheryl and family
Just heard the news about Andy. Maryellen and I have thought about the 2 of you often and remembered visits when we were in Greenville. We are so sorry to hear this - god bless you and your family.
Gary & Kathryn Livingston left a message on October 23, 2020:
Nine years ago we meet Andrew & Cheryl, as our house was under construction right across the street from them. Andrew & Cheryl welcomed us to the neighborhood, and have been wonderful friends since. Andrew was always upbeat and positive and interested with others. We will always keep these fond memories close to out heart, and he will greatly missed. God bless you Andrew, and rest in piece our dear friend.
Clover White left a message on October 23, 2020:
I worked "around the corner" from Andy for about 6 years.  When I joined the team, Andy immediately made me feel welcome.  He insisted on outfitting my office with the latest gadgets, like a large monitor and a stand-up work desk.

Andy and I worked on a lot of projects together that most people would probably find boring at best.  But they were always fun with Andy,  Andy was a whiz, no a genius, at Excel and other software apps.  One year we worked on a strategic forecast, called the PSV, for about a month together.  We knew it was just an accounting exercise, so to speak, but it was really a great time.  I learned a lot from Andy. Oh, and we even showed up at the office wearing our matching "I LOVE PSV" shirts.

Andy was always at the office very early.  I would arrive fairly early, usually between 7 and 7:30, and Andy was always there.  Many mornings he was, as I would accuse him of (and he would brag about), in the boss's office "making brownie points".

Of course, there were the occasional days when I would get a change to talk to the boss, making my brownie points, and you know I made sure Andy knew it!!!

Andy and I also had many opportunities to visit, not only about work, but also our families.  Andy knew a lot about many subjects, and boy, did he tell some humdinger stories.  It was very apparent that he loved his family very much.

That made me think about one subject Andy would talk about (and enjoy) - eating hot peppers.  One day, he explained to me the heat factor rating scale and more than I ever wanted to know about hot peppers.  But he certainly loved to eat them.  You could smell hot peppers in the hallway when the unopened jar was setting on his desk.  That is how hot they were.

For some reason, my most vivid memory of Andy is him wearing his long sleeved pink dress shirt and jumping up from his desk and heading out of his office saying "I feel super-duper".

I think Andy's own words of "super-duper" describe Andy perfectly.  Andy always made me feel "super-duper", and he was a "super-duper" person. 

I will never forget you, my "super-duper" friend.
John Milsted left a message on October 22, 2020:
I worked with Andy at BFG in Kitchener and I'll always remember him for his energy, intelligence and humour. He helped make difficult times easy for those around him. I hope that all that knew him will help make these difficult times a bit easier for all his family and friends. Take care my friend.
Monica Bosco left a message on October 22, 2020:
When I first started with Michelin, I was a little nervous.  Someone on our team told me, if you get stuck, ask Andy, and I did, many times.  Andy was always willing to help, no matter what.  C'mon he'd say, and he would bring me to the white board.  He would explain things until you understood using drawings which was a big help!  Andy was a great teacher, leader, story teller and most importantly, friend.  On tough days he would play music which picked us all up.  Andy loved fun and had a wonderful sense of humor.  I am heartbroken that I have lost a wonderful friend and can not imagine how difficult this loss is for Cheryl, Jessica and Shane.  Heaven just got much richer and much more fun.  I am very blessed to have had the privilege to work with this great man and call him friend.  
Lisa Morris left a message on October 21, 2020:
Dear Cheryl and Family, I'm so deeply saddened and sorry for your tremendous loss. I will always remember Andrew as a funny and friendly guy! May you hold close all the wonderful memories you have with him. Sending you lots of love, hugs and prayers. 
Kathy Davidson left a message on October 21, 2020:
My heart breaks, Andy was my supervisor for many years at BFG. He was a very kind and helpful guy, he helped me thru a very rough time. God bless you all and my deepest condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Carol Hall left a message on October 21, 2020:
Andy was a dear friend and colleague.  He taught me much, helped me navigate my way through several roles in Michelin, had my back at every turn and was always ready to lend a sympathetic ear or share a laugh.  My deepest condolences to Cheryl and family for your loss.  I hope that your many happy memories of Andy will help you through this very difficult time.  
Betty Hall left a message on October 21, 2020:
May your fond memories of Andrew before his illness bring you some comfort during these tough times.   We knew Andrew many many years ago, before he had children, we are saddened by his passing.
Our deepest condolences.  Shaun & Betty Hall
Scott Campbell left a message on October 21, 2020:
I first heard about Andy when I was searching to fill a position in my team.  He was recommended as a go getter.  Boy were they right!  He came to visit with family and we invited them for dinner.  I could tell immediately that he was a great fit.  Since that time, everyone got to know Andy as his energy, enthusiasm, and courage were infectious.  He was loved by all that knew him.  He is already sorely missed at work so I know his family has a great loss.  I know that Andy is now in a better place, probably starting some new adventure.  Rest in peace my friend.
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