Memories of Andy of Andy's Gas
Final ride through Bristol before funeral
Andrew Christopher Criddle 28th September 1946 7th September 2015 Andrew who was better known to most as Andy of Andy's Gas, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning surrounded by his family. He started his business life in Bristol with a shop on Etloe Rd in Westbury Park, which he ran with his first wife Gill. This was a building firm which did a lot of work locally. He also ran a 24 hour emergency service for plumbing, electrical and roofing. The shop sold all sorts of everything from electrical items to toys. He could turn his hand to most things, he was a fully qualified electrical engineer, and in the early days spent most evenings repairing televisions, toasters, kettles and other electrical items. A change in the law on the storage of L.P.G in the early 80's forced a move to Cribbs Causeway. He has run the business from there ever since and made a great success of it. He was happy with his life and said he had achieved all the goals he had set himself. His wife Carolyn and his family will continue to run the business as he would have wanted. They say he will be a hard act to follow and will be sadly missed, but his legacy will live on. In accordance with Andy's wishes he will take his last journey on one of his gas trucks up to the White Tree Roundabout, which is close to Etloe Rd where his first shop was, then back down to Canford. He would have been very proud to know that several rival gas companies will be joining him on this final journey. The procession will be leaving Andy's Gas on Cribbs Causeway at 2pm on Monday 21st September. Followed by a service at Canford at 3pm, all who knew him are welcome to attend. The family ask that instead of flowers donations should be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research at pancreaticcancer.org .uk or on the day at the service.