Mr. Andrew (Andy)‚ Simon of Yorkton, formerly of the Otthon district passed away on April 23, 2012. Andrew George Simon was born Feb. 10, 1927 in Zemplèn‚Megye, Hungary. He immigrated to Canada in 1929 at the age of 2 with his mother and sister, Betty to join his father and uncle who had settled in the Otthon district previously. After he had finished school, he worked as a hired hand and went to Ontario for a short period of time to work in a steel mill. He returned to Otthon and again worked as a hired hand for a local farmer. He was united in marriage to Etta Wright on July 2nd, 1949 at the Holy Trinity Church in McKim, SK. She was a school teacher in Otthon and a friend of his sister Anne. The couple rented land for two years, then purchased a half section and farmed with Andrew’s father and uncle. The couple had three children - Sylvia, Ted and Karen. The family moved to Calgary in the winter of 1957, where Andrew was employed at Maple Leaf Flour mill. In the spring they returned to the farm. He loved farming and enjoyed playing in a band with the Varga boys, as well as playing cards, horseshoe and getting together with the neighbors to whip up a batch of sausage. He was on the West Otthon School Board, Otthon Hall Board and was a member of the Legion. He continued farming until their retirement to Yorkton in 1982. After retirement, he worked for Purolator and later for Bob Reitenbach delivering cars for Bob’s dealership. He then worked happily as a hired hand for daughter Karen and husband Micheal for 25 years, enjoying being a farmer without having to pay the bills. Following the death of Etta in 2010, Andrew continued to live in his home until moving into the Gladstone Assisted Living in 2011. Acceptance was gradual but eventually it became “home” with all the staff being known as his “kids”. Andrew was predeceased by his wife Etta, mother Elizabeth, father Androw, uncle John Simon, grandson Matthew Danyluk, baby brother Joseph, brother Joseph, brothers-in-law Jimmy Kormos and John Czernicki and sister-in-law Dorothy Wright and niece Debbie Kormos. He is survived by his daughter Sylvia (Wayne) Danyluk: Pam (Darcy) Lamb, Warrek & Rowen, Tina (Scott) Muma, Emily & Katie and David Danyluk; his son Ted (Linda) Simon; Teresa, Kim (Derek) Ulmer, Jonathan & Ashlyn and Glen (Jolene) Simon, Tilon and Tayva; his daughter Karen (Micheal) Halyk; Morgan (Chris) Montgomery and Tyler Halyk; sisters Betty Czernicki and Anne (Art) Kozelowski, brothers-in-law Frank Wright and Arnold (Barb) Wright and numerous nieces and nephews. The prayer vigil were held on Wednesday, April 25th at St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. The reading was given by Tina Muma and reflections of Andrew’s life was shared by Morgan Montgomery. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, April 26th, at St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Francis Hengen as the Celebrant. The cross bearer was Teresa Simon and the readers were Pam Lamb and Jolene Simon. The Gift Bearers were Chris Montgomery, Glen Simon and Kim Ulmer. The pianists were Diana Hornung and Pam Yaremko. Members of St. Gerard’s Choir led in the singing of the hymns, “Here I Am Lord”, “Pslam 90”, “Unless a Grain of Wheat”, “Song of The Angels” and “For The Beauty of The Earth”. Soloist, Leonard Varga sang “Amazing Grace”. Serving as honorary bearers were Joan Kormos, Olga Varga, Lorne Anderson, Linda Matycio, Garry Litvanyi, Arnold Bucsis and David Bucsis. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with grandchildren, Glen Simon, Kim Ulmer, Teresa Simon, Pamela Lamb, Tina Muma, David Danyluk, Morgan Montgomery and Tyler Halyk serving as the casket bearers. Memorials honouring Andrew’s life may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation, New Regional Hospital Fund, Activity Centre at Gladstone Assisted Living. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.baileysfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey’s Funeral Home.