Andrew Webb (3 Dec 1944 - 22 Jan 2019)

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Funeral Service

Location
St Mary The Virgin Church Church Street Woodford Halse NN11 3RL
Date
22nd Feb 2019
Time
12.45pm

Cremation Details

Location
Banbury Crematorium Hardwick Hill Southam Road OX16 1ST
Date
22nd Feb 2019
Time
2pm

Dear friends and family, this page will provide you with all of the information you need to help us give Andy the best goodbye possible.
We lost Andy on the 22nd January 2019. Andy died at home from Colon Cancer at the age of 74.

Andy spent his younger years growing up in the village of Woodford Halse, and still has many friends that knew him there. On leaving school he was an apprentice Panel Beater at Young’s in Banbury where he excelled at his trade and later joined the family business of Whitecroft Motors in his home village of Woodford Halse until 1988 when he decided to close the garage and build houses on the site.

Andy has had many great adventures in his life including a year as a £10 Pom in Australia but surpassing this was his career from the early sixties to May 2018 as a racing driver in Brisca F2 and F1 Stock car racing achieving World Champion status in F2, finally racing with great success in F2 Heritage.

Andy leaves behind his true love and soulmate of 33 years Mitch and loving siblings Laura, Sally, Michelle, William and Clauda. Paul, who has been as a son and dear friend to him and cherished friends Mark, Yvonne and Tracy.

From the tributes we have received it is obvious that Andy was much loved. Tributes echo how kind he was, how he was always smiling and the eternal joker who always had time for everyone he met. We want to share the celebration of Andy’s life with as many of you as possible and welcome you to join us on the day we say goodbye to Andy on 22nd February, the details you can find on this page.

Flowers are family and close friends only but donations are welcomed to The Cynthia Spencer Hospice that provided all of the equipment and support to enable me to care for Andy during the last 8 weeks of his life in our home where he wanted to be.

We have been told that the church will be very cold so please ensure you dress for comfort and warmth, if you can add a touch of Andy’s racing colours of red and yellow to your dress on the day that would be a touching tribute.
After the church we head to Banbury Crematorium where you are welcome to join us or you can choose to head straight to Staverton Park Hotel Golf Club, Daventry for the celebration of Andy’s life.

I ask and encourage you all to add your memories of being with Andy to this site, and upload any photos you have with Andy so that together you can create a virtual memory book for me, and those closest to him, to keep forever.
With much love
Mitch

‘To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die’ (Thomas Coleman)

Michelle Iddon donated £443.40 in memory of Andrew

This contribution was given by friends of Andy and collected at the church

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Customer services team Oxford city council donated £55 in memory of Andrew

Thinking of you Michelle, from all the staff in customer services.

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Angela Squire donated in memory of Andrew
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Angela Squire wrote

Dear Mitch
Thank you for arranging such a fitting send off for Andy yesterday. He will be sadly missed. Ann, Penny and Angela Squire

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John Wright donated in memory of Andrew

Rest in Peace, Webby from John and Sharon 128

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Lisa Andrew wrote

I am so sorry that me and the kids can’t be there to say goodbye. I will be having a drink in his honour while we are away on holiday. Andy was a fantastic man and a great friend.
Mitch I will be thinking of you on this sad day and Duane will be there to send our love too.
Andy May you rest in peace.
Lots of love Duane, Lisa, Amber, Eddie and Milo 😍🥰🐶

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Lisa Andrew donated £10 in memory of Andrew

So sorry I can’t make the Funeral. Me and the kids are gutted. Will be thinking of you and having a drink for Andy while we are on holiday. Duane will be there saying his goodbyes from us as well.
Andy was a fantastic man and will be truly missed by everyone.
We love you Mitch and sending hugs 🤗 and kisses all round.
Lots of love Duane, Lisa, Amber, Eddie and Milo 🐶😍🥰

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Scott Mckenzie wrote

So Today has been a very sad day with the loss of Andy. I have known Andy all of my life, my Dad Norman was his mechanic back in his f2 days, in the sixties when he won the World Championship,at Swindon in 1967. My Dad also worked for Andy for a time in the Garage I remember going to Brafield with my parents and brother to support him when he started F1.eventually we used help get the car ready at Whitecroft motors in Woodford Halse and go on the coach, to Coventry, Leicester, long Eaton, Brafield and occasionally Sheffield. We was usually late as Andy would always insist on stopping at home in Daventry, on the way to have a bath, and we was usually one of or the last to arrive at the tracks, and one of the last out of the bar after the racing 😁 when I was 13 I persuaded my dad to build a mini stock for me which he did,and I raced under the number 247, and with a lot of advice from Andy on driving technics etc.I won many races. He then helped and advise me when I raced F1s. Always remember when I won my first race in f1s Andy was the first over the fence to congratulate me.
You would always make us laugh and be able to make joke out of a bad situation. Given many fond memories of many years. Lived your life to the full. Left a legacy with the unique cars you built/raced.
You will be missed by us all, left to many memories to ever be forgotten.

RIP Andy

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Garath & Graham Taylor donated £20 in memory of Andrew
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Bruno is attending the funeral and the reception
CAROLE WEST wrote

Andy

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Des Chandler donated £30 in memory of Andrew
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Carole West wrote

Many thanks Andy for all the great memories of your superb racing and friendship with Bill and myself over the years. Rest in peace

Carole and Bill West

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Jill and Ralph Radford donated £22 in memory of Andrew
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Stephen Cook wrote

I was one of uncle Andy's most fanatical fans especiallyin my early years.
I remember endless journey's across the UK in the bus to watch him race.
I great man and example to us all,nothing appeared to phase him or get him down.
His endless stores entertained my girls especially Gabbi for hours.
He was a great uncle and Godfather to me and someone who I will greatly miss.


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Dave and Tracy King donated £50 in memory of Andrew
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Elizabeth Thornton donated in memory of Andrew

In loving memory of a great bloke, always a tale to tell and always smiling RIP
Dave &Liz Thornton

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Judy Haynes donated in memory of Andrew

Rest in Peace Andy, Condolences to Mitch and the Webb Family x

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Barry Shrimpton wrote

I have known Andy all my life, we grew up together, went to school together and joined the Cubs. Later we became army cadets and sang in the church choir. We formed a small club in the buildings that belonged to what is now known as the Woodford social club, tried to form a not very successful band. Went cycling and youth hosteling, lads holidays, sharing a great many fun times and experiences. I was with him at the start of his long and illustrious stockcar career.
On the day Andy won the Formula 2 Stockcar World championship Sheila and myself travelled to Swindon with him in his trusty Standard Vanguard, towing the old 763 behind us. Arriving at the stadium we unloaded his car and made ready for the big race to come. What a race it was. 50 laps of exciting driving, the finishing line could not come soon enough. Andy crossed the winning line as the F2 Stockcar World Champion. The presentation of the winners cup and champagne was made by Pat Phoenix from Coronation Street. As we were all travelling back home that night Andy pulled into a lay-by and we celebrated by drinking the champagne and eating my mother’s home made tuna sandwiches. These memories will stay with us forever. We both will miss him. God bless Andy. Barry and Sheila Shrimpton.

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Peter Dodd donated in memory of Andrew

One of the best👌

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Peter Dodd wrote

Thanks for being such a good mate to me and my late wife, when we moved up to Northampton, your one of the best!

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Judith Pearson donated in memory of Andrew

Condolences to Mitch and family

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Karen Mantz (was Rudd) posted a picture

Lovely memories of an 18th birthday party when I was a lucky person to be given this trophy, which I treasure to this day. So very sorry to hear about the passing of this wonderful man. Remembering great stock car days.

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Mike Cox donated £22 in memory of Andrew

We were privileged to buy the first house Andy built at Whitecroft Gardens & have many happy memories of a shared chat over a cuppa in the old site caravan & for many years after.
Rest in peace, you will not be forgotten,
Andrea & Mike

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