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LOUWS, Adriaan (Andy) Louws  - 

November 26, 1954 - May 3, 2023


Adriaan (Andy) Jan Louws was born November 26, 1954, in ‘s-Heer Arendskerke, the Netherlands to Pieter and Francina Louws.


The fourth born of six children, he was brother to Peter (Maria) Louws [deceased], Janna (Jake) McCullough, Neil (Rita) Louws, Francis [deceased] Louws and Joanne (Tony) Rasmussens.


Additionally, he will be missed by his nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces.   Andy was larger than life, in both stature and character. His silhouette on a country road, effortlessly spinning the pedals of his well tuned bicycles, an enduring image.


To many members of our community, he was simply ‘the guy on the bike.’ His greetings to friends, acquaintances and complete strangers, effusive, warm, unforgettable. He could meet a stranger along the Bowmanville Valley trail or the Hampton general store and at once be engrossed in conversation.


There was an earnestness with which he carried himself.


He was uncompromising, forthright, and ready with a word of seasoned advice or observation about the world. 


Visitation will be held at Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Friday May 12, 2023, from 6 – 8 pm.  A funeral service will be held at Newcastle Baptist Fellowship Church on Saturday May 13th at 1pm.