This contribution was given by friends of Andy and collected at the church
Donate in memory of
AndrewCynthia Spencer Hospice Charity
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
‘To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die’ (Thomas Coleman)