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Passing of Sgt. Andrew Constantine Rozdolsky, Reg. No. 35753

With his family at his side at Victoria Hospital, London, on Saturday, June 30, 2018, Andrew Rozdolsky in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Svitlana (nee:Vynnyk). Loving father of Krista Lynn (Evan) and Annette Nicole. Dear son of Oksana and the late Lew Rozdolsky of Chicago, IL. Cherished brother of Lesia (Dennis), George, Terry (Lori), Nadia, Mark, Tim and Nick (Lily). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Jerry. Andrew was a 33 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He served in British Columbia, Ontario, overseas as a member of the UN Peacekeeping Force and was a member of the RCMP Musical Ride. He will be sadly missed by his friends and colleagues who served with him over those many years. Visitors will be received in the O’Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street, London on Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church, 707 Nelson St., London, on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London. Panachyda Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

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  1. I knew Andy from my time at Hamilton Detachment and was saddened to learn of his passing. As you may know Andy was part of the 1989 UN Transition Group (UNTAG) Peacekeeping mission in Namibia, Africa, and took part in monitoring the peace process and local elections. He had fond (and not so fond) memories of the duty but was proud to have been selected. He is also somewhat famous for arresting Lawrencia “Bambi” Bembenek in October of 1990. Bambi was a convicted murderer and former Playboy model who escaped custody in Wisconsin, eventually making her way to Thunder Bay. She and her boyfriend spent 3 months on the run and they became folk heros to some. Her freedom ended when an American tourist recognized her and reported she was working as a waitress in a local restaurant. Andy liked to tell that story. Thunder Bay Det was his first posting following his UN duty.

    I liked Andy and found him to be an extremely capable and conscientious investigator and a very proud Member. He liked to brag to his U.S. siblings that he was part of the famous RCMP. Andy liked to help his neighbours and I recall one instance in particular. He had bought a home in Hamilton in a new subdivision that had not been completely taken over by the city. The first winter there was one of the snowiest in memory. An early snowstorm left residents on his part of the street stranded because it was not scheduled for regular plowing. Andy, coming from Thunder Bay, had the largest snowblower I had ever seen. When the city couldn’t say when the road would be plowed he took out his ‘monster’ and in no time cleared the street and his neighbours driveways. He continued to do this, eventually with help from other neighbours, until the city finally took over the clearing.

    Andy was always a cheerful individual but he was at his happiest after he met Svitlana. My wife and I attended their wedding and somehow knew their marriage was going to be a forever thing

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