On behalf of the Dunn family and with a heavy heart that i must tell you that HAMBANDY has left us today. This past weekend Andy asked leave the hospital and go home. And with his family at his side he peacefully passed for a better life. Andy fought chordoma for 3 years and was adopted by the HAMB members and quickly became HAMBANDY. In those 3 years he became friends with many people here, some cruised him while in hospital in the States...others he visited at their shops. He was taken to car shows and toured places with HAMB'rs that most of us would only wish to see. Andy as said in an earlier post became a legend. And you reached out to him with cards, letters, gifts, parts and money for the once in a lifetime build of HAMBANDYs model A. This brought people from around the world together to become friends and help Andy. A project that Andys family will be forever thankful for. It renewed faith in mankind for many of us. You could always count on Andy to tell you something about Hot Rods that you didnt know and this past week while watching American Graffitti he said to his dad that he would have loved to live back in the day that the movie portraid. He also was quick to tell you real hot rods dont have valve covers or to crack you a quick grin or smile. Andy was the real meaning of Hot Rodding in our town and i feel this site. Andys fight with chordoma never got him down, he never complained about being sick and always put on a brave face when "the boys" were around. He gave you a true appreciation of life and what it really means. On behalf of the Dunns i would like to thank you all for being a friend to Andy. He would spend hours here lurking to see who was doing what and to dream your dreams of Hot Rodding. This friendship was priceless to Andy and his family. As i get information on Andys funeral i will edit and update this post. Regards Leon House http://www.inmemoriam.ca/announcement-15878-Andrew-Roger-Boyd-Paul-Dunn.html Andrew Roger Boyd Paul Dunn (February 8, 1995 - March 17, 2009). Passed away peacefully in the arms of his family on March 17, 2009, age 14 years. Leaving behind his loving parents Rosanne and Chris and big brother Matt. Left with cherished memories are grandparents Margaret and Boyd Baker, Ruby and Paul Dunn; great-grandmother Mary Randell; uncles Bob (Gail), Roger, Tony (Glenda) and special cousins Robyn and Bobby. Also left with special memories are a large group of friends and relatives. He joins in heaven his great-grandfather Pearce Randell. In his short life Andrew became an inspiration to many who knew and loved him. He was always generous with kindness and consideration of everyone. He was the proud recipient of Scouts Canada Jack Cornwell Decoration for bravery and courage. Andy was a HAMB member and was thrilled to be given his own hotrod by his HAMB friends. He loved the outdoors and spent his best days there with Dad, honourary Uncle Don and friend Josh. Andrew will be greatly missed. Resting at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 73 Commonwealth Avenue, Mount Pearl from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from St. Edward’s Parish, Kelligrews at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009 with interment to follow at St. Edward’s Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Andrew’s memory can be made to the Janeway Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book. "When Tomorrow Starts Without Me When tomorrow starts without me, And I’m not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn’t cry The way you did today, While thinking of the many things We didn’t get to say. I know how much you love me, As much as I love you. And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too. But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, That an angel came and called -David M. Romano"