Lehnen, Andrea  Leigh

Lehnen, Andrea Leigh

August 5th, 2020

It is with profound sadness that the family of Andrea Lehnen announce her passing on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the age of 41. She will be forever missed by her husband, Paul Rogozinski; her brave little boy, Henry; her sister, Emily; her parents, Harriet and John Lehnen; her in-laws, Dave and Hilary Rogozinski; many cousins from both sides of the family; and all her friends at Digital Extremes. Andrea had many hobbies. She loved figure skating and skiing, and cherished instilling those passions in Henry. Andrea could take raw fleece from a sheep, dye it, spin it and weave or knit it into something beautiful. She made gorgeous glass beads, and her drawing and painting skills were outstanding; her creative skills were unending. Unfortunately, Andrea was diagnosed with AML leukemia in 2016, received a stem cell transplant in 2017, but her body never really made a full recovery. For anyone wishing to remember her, please plant a hydrangea bush (her favourite) or something beautiful in your garden, or donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada would be appreciated.

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HFDear Andrea, I have no words but to say will forever be in my heart. You will never be forgotten and we are all better for having had you in our lives. Thank you for everything you brought to our lives. Paul/Henry you have memories of this beautiful soul to hold in your heart forever. Please take care and know we are all here for you always. HF
Pat IngoldsbyThank you Andrea for being a friend to me and to so many other hearts you’ve touched in your lifetime. You set a great example with how to be real and honest. And how to care deeply about important things. Your love for your family was inspirational. And I send my deepest condolences to Paul, Henry and to your Mom, Dad and sister and to Paul’s family. Of the many people I’ve met in my time you were certainly one who shined bright. Your talents and skill sets were beyond exceptional and I’m going to miss your passion for the topics that were important for you. Very inspirational. Pat
Gary GoemansAndrea will be missed by all. She fought a hard fight that I can’t even imagine. I don’t know what to say, other than, everybody I talked to loved her. I’ve thought about her fight so many times. She was the reason I donated blood for the first time in my life, she inspired me. Life isn’t fair sometimes, but you can’t up hope. I hope her legacy moves with all her friends and family. Life cut too short, but will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace Andrea. I will never forget you. Hoping Paul and Henry all the best going forward. My condolences. Gary
Andrejs VerlisAndrea was one of the most supportive, intelligent, good-humored, and kind-natured persons I had the good fortune to meet in my life. She was equally formidable as a creator and she always impressed me with the range of her knowledge, technique and talents. She is truly one of the most impressive persons I have met in my life and I am saddened for the loss of this wonderful individual. Her kindness and temperment are still clear in my memory, even after all these years since speaking to her last. But beyond that, and almost more importantly, my condolonces go to Paul, and to Henry... Our thoughts and condolences to you both from Erin and I.
Rich BOur condolences go to Paul, Henry (whom I never met, but I feel I know from Andrea's Instagram photos), your families and the many friends we have at Digital Extremes. Paul: it was just a few weeks ago we talked. I can't fathom how difficult this must be for you, but hopefully the amazing fight Andrea put up will help you. I cant imagine how strong she was, but she was. Thinking of you all. Andrea will be missed. --Rich
Henry Sterchi My deepest condolences to Paul, Henry, and Andrea's family.
Mike and Karen JanesBoth Paul and Andrea, genuinely some of the nicest people we have ever met. Her warm smile was infectious. Andrea always had a minute to lend an ear and have a chat. She was a caring, thoughtful person. So much energy and a zest for life. She was super talented with so much passion for arts, crafts, environmental /wildlife preservation, gardening.... for life. A beautiful woman with a wonderful personality. When I found that Paul and Andrea had started dating while working at SK, I thought, wow that's a great couple. I was right, many years later, a great marriage and a beautiful little boy. She was a super mom. It's awful and truly unfair that she was taken from us so soon, but the mark she left on so many will last a lifetime. The fight as painful and hard as it was, gave her time to build lasting memories with Henry and Paul. I'm glad I had the chance to know Andrea, both Karen and I are truly saddened by her passing. She inspired us to be better. We will miss her, aspire to be like her and we will always remember her.
Denis DyackAndrea would light up the room when she smiled and was liked by everyone. A loving mother, dedicated wife and incredible artist who was taken too soon. The world is less without her. Our deepest condolences to Paul, Henry and her family. She will not be forgotten.
Mary Shepherd Dear Paul and Henry It has been such a pleasure to get to know you both and Andrea. Our conversations were invigorating and inspiring. Her knowledge about so many topics was extensive. We are here for you both and offer our support for whatever your family needs. Henry and you have lost an incredible mom and wife and I offer my sincere condolences to you. Her life was far too short with too many health challenges and yet It was a life of creativity, deep love for you both and passion to help Henry live a full and exciting life. Andrea deeply appreciated the days, weeks and years of support from her parents and Paul's. She knew how much you gave and how valued you were to Henry snd Paul. Andrea will live in memories that she created for your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Lesley BenchinaI’m so sorry you’ve had to go through these last few years. I know how hard you fought, how scared you were and how strong your spirit was. You were a great friend, mother and wife. There are no words to express how sad I am to hear of your passing Andie. I hope you find some peace and calm where ever you are.💔 My sincere and deepest condolences go out to Paul, Henry & Andie’s family. She was a talented and bright light that was dimmed way too soon. Xo
Sarah ReeveAndrea's fight was beyond admirable. Her strength, perseverance, and talent inspired us all. I will especially cherish the memory of the Light the Night Walk with Andrea, it was pure magic. Paul, Henry and family, I am so sorry for this immense loss. Andrea's memory will be honoured by all that were graced by her beautiful light 🧡
Michelle and Peter HeywoodHenry, Paul, Hat, John and Em...words cannot properly express how shocked and saddened we are at your loss of Andie. Our hearts and deepest sympathy go out to you all.
Caitlin Heywood and Marcus Reiner Our deepest condolences to all of Andie’s family for this terrible loss. We will keep her in our hearts and memories always.
Erin WindibankAndie was beautiful, talented, and much stronger than she ever knew. We could never believe the things that her hands could accomplish. She cared so deeply for the world -- in my mind she will always be wearing her Sea Shepherd hoodie and dreaming of an off-the-grid, rooted life on a little alpaca farm. My brother loved her beyond measure. Dustin, Violet and I will never forget her. Our deepest condolences to her family and to all of those who dearly miss her.
Philip CoppelHarriet and John and family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Andrea & Jeremy KojlakPaul, we are so extremely shocked to hear of Andrea‘a passing and are thinking so much of you and little Henry and your family & friends. Andrea was such a kind soul and brought such a bright light to our neighbourhood. I can’t fathom such loss. We are so very sorry.
Carol PurcerMy condolences to the family. It is a difficult journey now but remember the special moments of Andrea. Sincerely, Carol Purcer
Tena HorneI am so sorry for your loss. Daughter's are precious!! May God be with you all and give you strength.
Art & Jacquie WingSincere condolences to Harriet and John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Heather and Doug JunkeHarriet and John: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sincere sympathies, Heather and Doug
Rachelle CrydermanAlthough I had not seen or spoken to you in many years, I will carry pieces of you with me for the rest of my life. My deepest condolences to your friends and family.
Jeff, Meg & the BoysOur sincerest condolences Paul and Henry. We are sending our love and are here for anything you need.
Mitch GladneyPaul and Henry, I am so sorry for your loss. This is not fair. I hope the support of friends and family help you through this difficult time.
Carrie AndersonHat, John, Emily and all of Andie's family, I was so sad to hear of Andie's passing. She was a beautiful and gentle soul. My thoughts are with you all.
Tony TsangI am still in shock to hear of Andrea's Passing, it felt like yesterday when we were still goofing around at the office making jokes and having a great time. You will be greatly missed and we will always have a place for you in our heart. To Paul and Henry, we are very sorry for your loss and I don't think there are words to describe what you must be feeling, but we wish you both the best, and hope you will have the love and support through this difficult time. Tony, Chermaine and Jun
Tory Steele The loons and the lake and the sun in the sky bring us back to where we long to be. And we live on our dreams and our days spent up north... Harriett and John- my deepest condolences. Em- I love you. I'm so sorry. Andie was an inspiration and treasure to you. Sisters eternal. The butterflies are dancing around our hydrangeas at our home here in St.Catharines for you Andie.
Flo Trippi am so saddened by Andrea's passing. I had the privilege of teaching Andrea in grade 3 at Oakridge School when her family first moved to St. Catharines. I soon realized that she was a bright, gifted, and creative young girl. Andrea was kind ,polite and well-liked by all of her peers. I will treasure my memories of her in my heart forever. My deepest condolences to Harriett ,John, Emily and all of her family.
George DarteTo Harriet and John, As parents, it is not in our contract to bury a child. Our hearts go out to the both of you and the 2 families. We wish you the very best on your grief journey. Heather Combe and George Darte
Michelle StubnyaTo Paul, Henry and Andrea's family, we're all thinking of you at this time and sending our heartfelt condolences. Andrea was a beautiful person - friendly, warm and open, and a wonderful mother and friend. We had so much fun together watching our boys play at Little Gym, on the soccer field, the ski hill, and in the pool. Andrea will be missed by all, and always remembered. We're here if you need anything at all. Michelle, Sebastian, Nicole, Oscar and family.
Elizabeth HuntDear Paul, Little Henry,Harriet,John ,Em,Janet and the rest of your family I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful person. Andrea reminded me so much of your Mom. Sincerely Elizabeth
Ken & Jenn AlguireOur thoughts and prayers are with Paul, Henry and the family and friends of Andrea. She was an absolutely wonderful person whom touched many people through her kindness. While she will be missed, may all who knew her celebrate her life.
Dave and Hilary RogozinskiWe have lost a beautiful daughter (in-law) and we miss her terribly. Andy was a beautiful spirit, a loving mother and wife. To our son your loss is unmeasurable and we can only continue to support you with our love. To Henry, one of the delights of our lives, you drew your mother as a star and indeed she is shining brightly for you. To Harriet and John she idolized you both and there are no words to describe your loss and pain. However you gave the world a precious gift. To watch her graceful movement when skating with Henry was mesmerizing. To watch the pair of them skiing was slow motion poetry. Her natural artistic ability and skill can only be admired. She was a force in our lives and will never be forgotten. We will continue to love her always.
Peter HandrinosPaul, I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through. Deepest condolences from Adila and I. If you need anything, we are all here for you brother.
Mari Hughes & The Little Gym FamilyPaul & Henry, we have no words that can bring you relief. We are sending you our deepst condolences for your loss. All we can say is that she was taken too soon. Way too soon. She was a beautiful loving wife and mother. Always caring and giving of her time and energy. I will never forget her beautiful smile and the love she had for Henry. Always making sure his schedule was organized and he was having fun and learning. We loved seeing her when she could come in. She was a brave woman and mother and always put you two ahead of herself. Rest in peace beautiful lady Andrea! Rest in Peace. Henry and Paul f you are comfortbale coming back, we will make sure to take care of you for Andrea! We promise X0X0 Andrea you will never be forgotten! <3
Larry MakoI just got to know Andrea about a year ago when she came to visit my daughter Marsha Mako with whom she skated in Merritton. She was a good friend to Marsha. Anddrea took a special interest in Bella, \marsha's daughter, and they developed quickly a special bond. Andrea and Bella would go out together for breakfast and other trilps--without \marsha. This made Bella feel very special! Andrea was a kind, thoughtful, carring person--and there are too few of those in today\s society. \one of the last times \i saw Andrea was when she brought \henry down to meet Bella--they are only 2 weeks apart in age. The two of them got along so well, and we looked forqward to many more visits. But not to be! Marsha, |Bella, and I will miss Anreas\s smile and cheerful disposition, and we will forever miss her. My sincer3e condolences go out to Paul, her son Henry, and her familly and many friends, both here in St. Catharines and London. A sad time for us, but Andrea left us with many happy memories!!!
Natasha CurrahWe were friends in high school. I always remember her smiling, but I know the past few years had been hard for her body. Sending love and support to everyone whose heart was touched by hers.
Shawn JacksonMy sincere condolences to Paul and family. Andrea was such a wonderful individual and would always put a smile on the faces of everyone she met.
Pam CrossHat, John, Em, Paul, Henry, I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
Paul RinkoffMy deepest condolences to Andrea’s family. She was taken far too soon.
Tom and Jo NevensHarriet and John Our deepest sympathies on your loss.
Tom KretzMy condolences to Harriet, John and family. Karen and I were very sad to see of Andrea’s passing and we’re surprised to see that she worked at Digital Extremes. Our youngest son, Marcus, has worked at Digital Extremes for several years and told us several times about the story of a lady who had been ill and off work due to illness. He said that when she returned to work, HR had arranged to have all the employees wear a T-shirt with a sketch that Andrea had done which was part of their video game. Marcus said it was very emotional to see Andrea’s reaction when all of her several hundred fellow employees were wearing her design. Little did we know that this lady was your daughter. Again, our heartfelt condolences to Andrea’s family.
Julia LeeI am so very sorry to learn that there is one fewer fierce, brave, beautiful, creative person in the world now that Andrea is no longer with us. I was one of her teachers at the Spinning Certificate Certificate course in Haliburton. Her determination and skill impressed us all, as did her love of creating beautiful things. Those of us who knew her will remember her always. Sending thoughts and strength and love to her family.
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