12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine
195 High Street, Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo)
Andrew left us peacefully at Caritas Christi Hospice on 7th May 2022 aged 64 years.
Loved son of Lorraine and the late Jack Blankley,
father of Andrew, Matthew and Darcy,
brother to Joy, Gaynor and Tim.
A service of Thanksgiving for Andrew’s life will be held in the Church of Christ, Blakeley Road, Castlemaine
on Thursday 19th May at 11.00am. Following this service the cortege will leave for the Maldon Cemetery.
If you wish to join us at the service via livestream, please do not use the link that was previously written here,
instead return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.
The service will be live approximately 5-10 minutes prior to commencing.
19th May 2022 at 11:00 AM
I worked together with Andrew at Cabrini for many years.
He was a wonderful individual and I am proud and feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to be friends with him.
He will be sorely missed by the medical, nursing and allied health staff of our ward.
May his memory always be a blessing.
Wishing you all my best,
– (Dr) Danny Mann-Segal
Andrew was proud to be part of the nursing staff at Cabrini Malvern 1 North Rehab and previously Elsternwick Private Hospital. He entertained us and many of our patients with his Shakespearean Poetry and Aircraft knowledge. He was very diligent in his role as Basic Life Instructor and helping out with the medication rounds, any manual handling jobs and the occasional handyman jobs. He was always an hour early for his shifts, any later than that and he would say he was late. He often helped out before the start of his shift but not before he made his breakfast! Sometimes patients mistook him for security when they saw him in his leather jacket, bandana and medallions. He was known throughout the hospital as the “Pirate Man”. The hospital was like Andrew’s second home and we appreciated his effort to travel from Woodend. Farewell Andrew, may the Angel and Ministers of God’s grace take mercy on us all.
We met Andrew through God’s Squad cmc and I got to know him as I worked along side him at Malmsbury Youth Detention Centre.
He will be missed. To Darcy, Matt and Drew and their partners our condolences, our love to his siblings, Joy, Gaynor and Tim and their partners, his mother, Lorraine our love and condolences.
Peter and Ruth Whitefield
One Legend of a nurse gone too soon. Was great working together.
Team 1NR will continue to cherish great memories of jokes and work culture.
Rest easy….life is a journey 🙏 Irene Kowino.
Such a sad loss for everyone, Andrew was a wonderful caring person. A flatmate, riding buddy and considerate mate, my wife and I will miss him till we meet again.
Chris and Karen McAleer