ANDRE PY

Passed away July 26, 2010 in Calgary, at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife Marcelle; daughter Evelyne in Victoria; son Philippe, daughter-in-law Jane, and granddaughters Simone and Isabel, in Calgary. Andre was born in Paris, France in 1924. During the Second World War, he was involved with the French Resistance in Paris at the time of the German occupation. After the liberation of Paris, he volunteered with the First French Army, and served in the 2me Division Marocaine du Genie. He participated in the liberation of France and in the invasions of Austria and Germany, for which he was well decorated. Andre and Marcelle, with their young daughter Evelyne immigrated to Canada in 1951, settling in Burns Lake, where his son Philipe was born. Andre lived in the area until he and Marcelle moved to Salmon Arm in 1995. They moved to Calgary in 2008 to be closer to their granddaughters. He will be clearly missed by many.


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