ANDRISKE, Laurence Stanley OAM

27/02/1923 – 09/10/2021

Passed away peacefully with wife Nola by his side at Princes Court Homes. Laurie was the cherished husband of Nola for 38 years. Loving father and father in-law of Peter and Catherine; Lauri-Ann and Barry; Megan and Greg. Loving Grandfather of Patrick, Bridie, Sarah, Xavier, Emily, Bree, Hayden, Joslyn, and loving Great Grandfather. 

Son of the late Charles and Hannah Andriske. Loved brother of Ivy, Harry, Bert, Roy Harold, Ern, and Frank (all dec).

          “He lived for those he loved and those he loved will remember him”.

To view the live streaming of Laurie's Funeral Service on Monday October 18, 2021 at 1.30pm please click the link below;

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  • Robyn

    What a beautiful service and fitting tribute to a grand man – Laurie. He truly was one of nature’s gentlemen and will be sadly missed. Much love to all the family. Rest in peace Laurie.

  • Australian Inland Botanic Gardens

    All staff, volunteers and members of the AIBG family send our love to Nola and all the family, on the passing of Laurie. He was a generous supporter of our community owned Gardens, as he was of many non-profit organisations in our region. Laurie’s contribution to our community is something we treasure. Vale Laurie.

  • Sid And Kaye Topp

    Dear Nola and family please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of your beloved Laurie

  • Graham and Janice Uchtman

    A tribute to a great Sunraysia man who was not only a very successful business man but very well liked and respected by all in his private and community life.
    Condolences to Nola and Family from Graham and Jan Uchtman

  • Emily Andriske

    30 years ago, when I was 8, my family from the leafy suburbs of Melbourne to the sweltering martian landscape of Mildura.

    As a kid I was miffed – swapping footpaths for bindis, parks for scrub and the bustling shopping strip for a dusty town and murky river. Everything was foreign. But there was my Grandpa. He was a friendly face in a sea of destabilisation. He was the reason we had uprooted everything. Dad was going to work with him to grow a future together and to make up for lost time. Which they very much did.

    Over the years, encouraged by his undying enthusiasm I too learned to love the river and the bush, the people and, even to some extent, the heat. We spent countless nights eating at his favourite Chinese restaurant (any one of my siblings could order the exact same meal today), had endless days fishing and boating on the river and many happy tractor rides at Wangumma. He was kind, clever and driven. He gave great hugs and his eyes would light up and sparkle every time he told a story.

    My grandpa was a huge part of my life growing up. We would drop in to see him often on a Sunday morning, spent most Christmases together and I still remember the intriguing colours of the coffee table in his office, the patterns of the rugs in his house, the cuckoo clock, and the China in the cabinets all studied in absolute detail in a way only a kid can afford.

    He was my father’s best friend and they worked solidly, side by side for 25 years, continuing to build Andy’s Engineers and much, much more beyond. When the engineering company was sold 14 years after our move to Mildura they shifted to smaller offices where Grandpa, Dad, Thelma and later, Mum worked on their many other endeavours together for a further 11 years.

    I have moved from Mildura now but my life has been shaped by those early years in that town that my Grandfather loved so dearly. These days I live in the bush with my family and my kids are enjoying adventures on the very same beloved boat that Grandpa used to explore the Murray.

    I love you forever Grandpa. You will be greatly missed.