Andrew Thornton

15/04/1942 - 31/01/2022

THORNTON, Andrew William
Died peacefully on 31 January 2022.
Beloved husband of Roslyn for 52 years.
Inspiring father of Simon, David, Sally and Colin.
Devoted grandfather of Hugo, Conrad, Julian, Jack, Amy, Tom, Nick, Lulu, Iris, Nina, Eila, James, Miles and Harvey.
A passionate cyclist, Rotarian and proud founder of Thornton Engineering.

To be an online guest at Andrew’s funeral service, please visit

St John's Anglican
269 Roslyn Rd Highton
04/02/2022 @ 14:30
Murray Shaw
2022-02-01 05:57:31
My boss, my working partner, my mentor, sadly missed.
Ev & Cherry Presser
2022-02-02 10:05:12
Sending sincere condolences to Ros, and Andrew’s family. We have very happy memories of good times. Andrew was always happy and positive and proud of his family. A lovely and successful man and a good friend to many. Sadly we are unable to attend The celebration of Andrews life but Thankyou for allowing us to be part of it by viewing online. Ev & Cherry.
Mel White
2022-02-02 23:58:34
Sincere condolences for your loss Dave and family. I was lucky to have a few great beach walks with him and that great doggie.. and he was very proud of his family
Kara Williams (Shaw)
2022-02-03 04:36:59
My thoughts are with Mrs Thornton and family, as you remember and celebrate the life of Mr Thornton. Mr Thornton always showed a genuine interest in our family and a great deal of kindness and fun. He will be sadly missed by many.
Pearl Kennedy
2022-02-03 04:42:45
My sincere condolences to Ros and family at this sad time. I have happy memories of working with Andrew in the early days of Thornton Engineering in Penshurst.
Fiona Craig
2022-02-03 08:53:50
My thoughts are with you Roslyn, Simon, David, Sally, Colin and all his beautiful grandchildren who I plan to meet this year. It's not an easy time but your love for one another will help. All my love Fiona. Goodbye uncle Andrew, rest in peace
Peter and Robyn Straw
2022-02-03 09:23:39
Our Love is with you We had many happy times together at Penshurst many Years Ago
John Madden
2022-02-03 09:34:50
Condolences to Ros and family. With good memories of a friend from school and in farming.
Warren Norton
2022-02-03 11:18:29
My thoughts are with you Ros and your family. Andrew was a truly amazing human being. I am sure he has left you all with some treasured memories. He certainly had an great impact on the Rotary Club of Geelong East in his time with us. We were all fortunate to share some time with him.
Susie Austin
2022-02-03 21:42:48
Love and thoughts to you all. Sadly unable to attend. Covid test XxxxxxxxSusie
Aden Capaul
2022-02-04 01:02:13
My condolences to Ros and the family. May the love which comes from the memories of the dearly departed comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Doug Smith
2022-02-04 03:37:55
To Ros and all her family - an early morning beach walk without the prospect of meeting Andrew and Sheba is poorer. Our heartfelt condolences. Doug and Wayne
2022-02-04 04:55:58
Condolences ros on the passing of Andrew. What a Beautiful Service and how proud you must be of all your family. Happy Memories of years past. Love Jan Madden
Gwenda Rentsch
2022-02-04 05:00:19
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Gwenda Rentsch ~ Penshurst.
Peter Dixon
2022-02-04 05:01:52
Ros, condolences from Peter and Glenys Dixon. Fond memories of Andrew bringing his trusty Cecil Walker bike up to Hamilton for the Sunday morning ride. Always great company and interesting conversations if you were riding alongside.
Kevin Ahearn
2022-02-04 05:03:11
Farewell “big boss man” i life well lived. Thank you for your words of wisdom and advice and for all those special Kevin Ahearn jobs as you called them over the 22years i was with you. It was a pleasure to serve. Rest easy now. Condolences to the family.
Peter & Julie Jeremiah
2022-02-04 05:29:39
Outstanding family service for Andrew today he would be very proud of the tremendous way you farewelled him. Peter & Julie Jeremiah
Susan Clarke
2022-02-06 02:46:00
This celebration captured so much, of the essence of a life well lived, achieved and loved. Andrew came in to our lives buidling the Devon Park woolshed. Though haardly contacted since, I think Andrew never left my life. Enthusiasm, imagination, professioanalism and a sense of friendship that could never be ended. I can only wish that all your lives contiue to be enriched by both your parent's genes and the environment they nurtured for you all All best thoughts and wishes Susie Clarke
Tom Guthrie
2022-02-13 04:02:06
Only heard about Andrew's passing first thing this morning on Macca's Sunday morning radio show. Some-one rang in to say he had passed away and what a true gentleman he was who showed great kindness. Hear, hear! Whilst I did not know him well, we had 2 woolsheds designed and built by him and his team during the last decade and he was a delight to work with. And the sheds work brilliantly. Tom Guthrie
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