Andy Horth (17 Dec 1959 - 6 Mar 2015)

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Location
St Leonards Church Station Road Southminster CM0 7EW
Date
10th Apr 2015
Time
10am

Andy Horth, Age 55
17th December 1959 - 6th March 2015

Andy was a loving, caring and devoted husband, father, granddad and son. Andy would always put his family first. He loved holidays in Southwold with his wife Kathy, it was their favourite place, and visits to Italy especially Venice where they spent their honeymoon. His second love in life was football, he enjoyed nothing more than going to watch his favourite team (Tottenham Hotspurs) with his son Jim and many of his football friends, he would always be arranging the next trip for away games whether it be to Sunderland or to a game in Europe. He was also involved in his local football team Southminster St. Leonards F.C., sponsoring them and successfully managing them for a time, he would always be over the St. Georges playing field early most Saturdays helping to get ready for the game. He was very passionate about his rock music enjoying gigs and concerts, when he was a teenager he wouldn't think twice about go alone to see the music he loved, in recent years he would go to gigs with his son Dave and sometimes dragging his wife along.

In 1986 he formed his own business Mayfair Security which has grown over the years into a successful company, taking on many young lads training them up and giving them a career, including both his sons Dave and Jim who have now proudly inherited the Business. Many of his customers regarded him as a friend which has shown through the many thoughtful cards and messages the family has received.

Andy was a warm and caring guy with a smile on his face and always up for laugh, and would help anybody.

He will be missed so very much.

The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support at this sad time.

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Happy memories of our last holiday in Italy.

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The happiest day of our life.

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Kathy donated £100 in memory of Andy

My Darling Andy,

A year has passed and I can't begin to tell you how much I'm missing you, you were the most kind and loving husband, always there for me, you really were my best friend.

Being married to you made me so happy, now I feel like part of me is missing.

Thank you Andy for being the best husband in the world.

Love and miss you always

From your wife

Kathy xxx

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John & Tina Fisher wrote

Andy will always be remembered by our family as a truly great guy. His smile was his trademark as was his kindness. It gave us so much pleasure seeing how perfect Kath and Andy were together. They really did enjoy wall to wall happiness for every day of their time together. He will be missed by so many .....but will live on in the memory of all who knew him.

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Claire Cox wrote

How do you cope when a life is taken too soon? I suppose you try and take comfort from treasured memories. So I would like to share my memories of Andy. As I run the local shop where Andy lived for many years, every morning Andy would collect his paper and bread in his usual cheery happy manner. I can honestly say that in the time I knew Andy he did not have a bad word to say about anyone, so I can only assume you get out what you put in, as since his passing customers in the shop have only shared kind thoughts of Andy.

My late father’s memory of Andy was always as a passionate football fan and he particularly enjoyed his football banter. Andy always made time to speak to my dad, and they had many things in common not least their love of football but also their time for people. Andy like my father was a true gentleman.

So I would like to finish this by saying that, Andy would be proud of the family left behind, for their strength and dignity in their grief and sorrow. May they continue to support each other.

Sincere wishes to you all, with much love x

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Merril Trowbridge wrote

Happy memories of all the family fun when we were children.The joke Bet played on you with your teenage calendar still makes her laugh! John and I loved meeting up with you and Kath, wish it could have been more often. We' ll raise a glass of New Hall wine to you Andy, and play all those tracks you gave John in the 80s.. Cheers ! Love Merril and John.

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Elaine McDonald wrote

Andy, to Les & me you were our cheeky, slightly enigmatic, younger cousin. You always seemed quiet in family company, with your larger than life Dad, Stan stealing the limelight with his stories and jokes and dressing up and larking about . . . but it is clear you took your great sense of humour from him! Ray says he remembers you as a significant influence in his formative years, taking him as a young teenager to football and to Speedway - you were the only person our Mum & Dad would trust him to go out with at that time. . . . I remember much earlier on how when we visited, you had to go to bed before us because you were younger, and especially Snowy, your white teddy (or was he a rabbit?) - I remember Win telling us how she used to have to creep into your room at night and steal him away to put in the washing machine and get dry again to put back in your be in the morning so you wouldn't notice! Aw, bless - and you were only 23! . . . (oops, sorry - only 2 or 3 !! ) But you grew up to be a fine young man - a son to be proud of, a great husband and a wonderful Dad and Granddad - kind, decent and full of life, you achieved far more in your limited time with us than many others could ever hope for. And the legacy you have left is the wonderful family who now carry on in the same spirit you bestowed on them all with your strength and your love. God bless . . . Aunt Glad, Les, Elaine, Raymond and families xxx

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John Murphy wrote

I would just like to post on here an official thank you to Kath and the family for allowing me the privilege of conducting the eulogy to Andy. In all honesty I could have stayed up there all day talking about him.
With the passage of a few weeks the full review of all the messages and memories on here form a fitting and lasting tribute

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  • I think this might have been taken in Weymouth, with Les on the left and Merril in the middle. All I remember is that every time Uncle John went to take the picture, Andy went scuttling off down the garden on his dog - hence my pose sat holding fast to the front!

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Elaine McDonald wrote

Andy, to Les & me you were our cheeky, slightly enigmatic, younger cousin. You always seemed quiet in family company, with your larger than life Dad, Stan stealing the limelight with his stories and jokes and dressing up and larking about . . . but it is clear you took your great sense of humour from him! Ray says he remembers you as a significant influence in his formative years, taking him as a young teenager to football and to Speedway - you were the only person our Mum & Dad would trust him to go out with at that time. . . . I remember much earlier on how when we visited, you had to go to bed before us because you were younger, and especially Snowy, your white teddy (or was he a rabbit - I remember Win telling us how she used to have to creep into your room at night and steal him away to put in the washing machine and get dry again to put back in your be in the morning so you wouldn't notice! Aw, bless - and you were only 23! . . . (oops, sorry - only 2 or 3 !! ) xxx

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Sophie Marsh wrote

Dear Andy
It's to hard to put in words what I want to say.
I want to thank you for always being the wonderful funny happy you.
For loving us like we were your own.
Ellie & Sophie adored you, you were the most wonderful Grandad there could be.
We will miss you so much, we talk about you every day. We laugh at your funny jokes, and think about all the lovely things we did together.
We will hold you dear in our hearts and never forget you.
All our love
Nat, Rob, Ellie & Sophie.
X x x x

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With love and fondest memories from Aunt Glad, Les, Elaine, Raymond and all the family

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Ellie Marsh wrote

Dear Grandad,
Thank you for everything, every moment I spent with you and nanny in Southwold and when I had sleepovers at your house I loved. I love you millions and miss you more and more everyday. Lots of love from Elle Xxxxxxx

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I will never forget the secrets we shared :-) ha ha love Jen xxx

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Bill Cant wrote

I've known Andy for many years from when he was working at Moderns in Southend (I was a subby), we had some great laughs and became good friends. We used to meet up on a Sunday morning to go Clay Shooting and a few beers after. I last saw him in Morrisons Maldon just after Christmas and we had a good chat about the past. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed. RIP mate

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