Andre the Giant - Walks tall and carries a BIG camera!!! I have known the legend for 15+ years now. We met through cycling, the Kootenay Cruise to be specific. Andre is a super keen cycling fanatic and enjoyed taking his whizzy carbon steed to the the redline and bouncing it off the rev limiter whenever the terrain provided a twisty opportunity. Andre is a man of many talents and a curious mind. A grouse whisperer and lover of animals, particularly dogs. A very special companion for Andre was his dog, Jazz. I smile on the inside as I remember the various outdoor pursuits shared, cycling, hiking, camping…. I applaud his generosity of time to the arts, and the light stalkers photo club that he headed up, and to his friends. Once a year I would call up Andre asking for assistance with some glitchy reason why I couldn’t download routes into my GPS, he would always help me out so I could go risking life and limb in some off-road motorcycle event. Andre is one who is always up for witty banter, philosophic discussion, or just a good joke or two. Let’s not forget how much he enjoyed me singing “cockle doodle doo” outside his tent in the early hours on cycling trips!! Today we celebrate your colorful and vibrant journey, well done my friend, I raise my glass in honor and tribute. You have carped your diem!!! I am honored to have met you, made your friendship, and shared some of the journey. I will always remember Andre as a Giant!!!
With respect, admiration, and friendship. Schnicker doodles.