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BLANKENBURGS ANDRIS Treasured father to Krista, Monika and Georgia; adored son of Kay and Gunars; cherished brother to Elza; loved husband to Rebecca; dearest son-in-law to Donna, Barry, Colin and Angie; beloved brother-in-law and greatest friend to Robbie and Gina; and precious uncle to Freya and Ingrid.

Andris passed away suddenly on Friday 17 December 2021.

He was a true force of nature and a wonderful, energetic presence in so many people's lives. As a family, we are devastated by this loss but believe he is now finally at peace.

Published 22nd Dec to 23rd Dec, 2021
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The Blankenburgs Family would like to invite friends of Andris to join them in a celebration of his life commencing at 3 pm on THURSDAY (13.1.2022) at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. Please wear something joyful.

A Condolence Book will be open for those who wish to contribute a story or photograph. This will be given to his family in the UK who are unable to attend due to Covid restrictions.

The Cremation for Andris will be held privately on TUESDAY (11.1.2022) at Pinnaroo Memorial Park.

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  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris):

    I've only just heard about the passing of Andris. Such devastating news. I had the pleasure of working with Andris at Eni. He was one of my favourites. Charming, energetic and kind to everyone in the office. Extending heartfelt condolences to his family here in Perth and the UK.

    Friday, 14 January 2022 Submitted online by Nadia Auletta
  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris):

    My deep condolences and thoughts to Andris family in this difficult moment. I had the pleasure to work with him and I will always remember him for his enthusiasm, his positive attitude, the great chats, and his valuable work experience. May he rest in peace.

    Thursday, 13 January 2022 Submitted online by Ilaria Sassone
  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris):

    Andris, your incredible gift for friendship will be missed. From first knowing you in England 35 years ago, to North Cott Surf Club In recent years, you have been an enthusiastic, thoughtful, intelligent and energetic energiser bunny of a mate. You made our lives richer. Paddle in peace.

    Thursday, 13 January 2022 Submitted online by Michael Silbert
  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris):

    Sally and I send all our love and condolences to our dear friend Andris’ family and friends.

    What a tragic loss, I'm still not able to understand. We need to talk more about mental illness. Andris you will be very missed.

    Thoughts go to all those unable to attend the memorial in Perth.

    Thursday, 13 January 2022 Submitted online by David Casale
  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris):

    My sincere condolences to Andris' family. I remember him as an energetic, charismatic, good-natured character and have fond memories of his jovial personality whilst I was working at Eni Australia.

    Tuesday, 11 January 2022 Submitted online by Toni Franklin
  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris): 

    Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you all Rebecca, Krista, Monika and Georgia through this difficult and devastating time. May the support and love of your family and friends help you through this. Rest in Peace Andris

    Love from Nikki, Justin, Jaxon and Charlie xxx

    Monday, 10 January 2022 Submitted online by Nicolle Randall
  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris):

    “What is dying?

    I am standing on the seashore.

    A ship sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean.

    She is an object and I stand watching her

    Till at last she fades from the horizon,

    And someone at my side says, “She is gone!” Gone where?

    Gone from my sight, that is all;

    She is just as large in the masts, hull and spars as she was when I saw her,

    And just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination.

    The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her;

    And just at the moment when someone at my side says, “She is gone”,

    There are others who are watching her coming,

    And other voices take up a glad shout,

    “There she comes” – and that is dying.”

    ― (Charles Henry Brent)

    Sunday, 9 January 2022 Submitted online by Bernhard Schmidt
  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris):

    Karen and I are thinking of you all at this incredibly sad time.

    Andris was a force of nature and we all have our own treasured memories of him.

    This photograph is one of mine. In the middle of the Sahara, somewhere near the Algeria/Niger border. Listening to Mozart on the tape player, eating pasta and putting the world to rights!


    Friday, 7 January 2022 Submitted online by Stephen & Karen Hall
  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris): 

    I send my heartfelt condolences to Andris's family. I had the pleasure of knowing him during my stay at Eni Australia in the 2010s. I will always keep a memory of him as a sunny, sporty, cheerful and tenacious spirit, full of enthusiasm and determination. May these Australian heavenly flowers accompany and cheer him forever. Marina 

    Invio le mie più sentite condoglianze alla famiglia di Andris che ho avuto il piacere di conoscere durante il mio soggiorno in Eni Australia negli anni 2010. Conserverò sempre un ricordo di lui come di una persona sportiva, solare e tenace, piena di entusiasmo e di determinazione. Che questi fiori paradisiaci lo accompagnino per sempre

    Marina Biancone

    Friday, 7 January 2022 Submitted online by Marina Biancone
  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris):

    We are shocked to hear this news, Andris has been a great friend and colleague and I have only nice memories of the time we spent together. Hugs and our deepest condolences to Rebecca, Krista, Monika and Georgia as well as Andris family in the UK. Antonio

    Friday, 7 January 2022 Submitted online by Antonio, Gaby, Joshua & Sascha Baldassarre
  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris):

    This is tragic news, my heart felt condolences to Rebecca and family. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with him for 10 years. He was always a big and joyous personality. RIP Andris.

    Thursday, 6 January 2022 Submitted online by Sue Capper
  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris):

    We send our deepest sympathy to Rebecca, Krista, Monika and Georgia. We have many happy memories of Andris when he was growing up in England. He was a great playmate and accomplice in mischief to our children, and will be greatly missed by his aunts Dzintra and Maija, uncles John and Simon, and cousins Ian, Amanda and Ric.

    Sunday, 26 December 2021 Submitted online by Maija Robinson
  • BLANKENBURGS (Andris):

    Most fun loving, playful wonderful guy. Skiing in Davos was best when we had Andris. His many friends and close family will miss him terribly. Tragic loss. I heard today, Christmas day in California. I am still in shock. I will now think of Andris every Christmas day. My heart yearns for his family. Our close friends Elza and Robbie, Freya and Ingrid. Struggling for words. So many people miss you Andris.

    Sunday, 26 December 2021 Submitted online by Michael Shepherd
  • BLANKENBURGS ANDRIS A big part of our lives creating happy family memories together. Rest peacefully Andris.

    Love you always Bec, Krysta, Moni George xo Samec/ Moes xo

    Saturday, 1 January 2022 Published in The West Australian
  • BLANKENBURGS ANDRIS Deepest sympathies to Rebecca and her family on the tragic passing of their much-loved husband and father, Andris.

    The thoughts of staff from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, Office of Government Architect, Western Australian Planning Commission and State Design Review Panel members are with you all at this very difficult time.

    Friday, 24 December 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • BLANKENBURGS ANDRIS Our dearly loved friend, we miss him so much. Heartfelt sympathy to Rebecca, Krista, Monika, Georgia and the extended family and friends in Perth, Melbourne and England.

    Dominic, Tanya and Eliza

    Thursday, 23 December 2021 Published in The West Australian


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