In Memoriam – Andrew (Andy) E. Michaelson

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of long-time WGA member and friend Andy Michaelson on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Andy is survived by his loving wife, Carol Fergusson.

The following is from his online obituary (

Andy had a generous, compassionate heart. He was complex, sometimes difficult, loved conversation, was a fine story teller and humourist, and collected good Scotch. Andy loved animals and birds, delighting in the variety attracted to their yard. More than anything, Andy had a highly developed sense of justice. He showed interest in others and their cultures while treating everyone with the dignity and respect that each deserved. He was particularly interested in First Nations and Metis history and culture.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from noon to 3 p.m. at The John Beedle Centre – St. Albert Botanic Park, 265 Sturgeon Road, St. Albert AB. There will be an opportunity to read a poem at the public gazebo, either from your own or Andy’s writings or by another author, in remembrance of Andy.

The WGA wishes to extend to his family and friends our deepest sympathy. Andy will be greatly missed by the writing community.

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