In Memory of Chad Andersen
Chad Andrew Andersen was born on July 1, 1998 making the news as the first baby born on Canada Day. He left us 24 years later on July 7, 2022, also making the news as the victim of a tragic motorcycle accident.
Devastated parents are Shelley and Robert Cross (step-dad) and Patrick and Sue Andersen (step-mom).
Chad grew up in a close, blended family with 8 siblings who adored him; Adam, (Jenni) Ashlee, Leah, Brooke, Jack, Robyn, Katie and Connor.
Chad is survived by his paternal grandparents Bernise (Grandma) and Ken, and maternal grandparents Sylvia and Elwood (Nana and Grandad). Nephew Kian and niece Penelope will be sure to remember uncle Chad, the warm, friendly fellow who would get down on the floor and play with them.
He had many aunts and uncles who will also dearly miss him.
Chad had many friends, best friends to many of them, and many romantic interests. He had a certain charm and manner with people, not just the ladies, that made him loved by all who came into his life.
He had a love for the outdoors, tinkering with machines, country music and cheese. At 8-years-old, 10 pm on a Tuesday, he once threatened to pack his bags and walk over to his father’s house when his mother’s fridge was bereft of cheddar.
He had a big friendly smile and warm hugs for everyone. He was a hard worker and was a valued employee wherever he worked. His boss, Richard King, at FenceOne, said he was the hardest worker he had ever had and will miss not only his work ethic, but a young man who quickly became a friend.
There will be a public viewing from 12:30 to 3:30 pm followed by a service at Heritage Funeral Complex in Orleans on Saturday, July 16. Chad will be cremated the following day.
As Chad would say: ‘Life is short—Send It!’