Born January 18, 1973, Andrea passed away in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, on July 14, 2013, where she studied, lived and worked as a professional artist and educator at Newcastle University. Metastatic breast cancer took her from us too early in her life.
Andrea was born in Prince Rupert and moved with her family to Kamloops. She completed her high school education at Kamloops Senior Secondary in 1991 and was awarded scholarships for her excellence in art. She attended the University of Calgary and in 1995 obtained a BFA in painting and drawing. She travelled extensively in Europe and England, visiting many galleries. She was a substitute teacher, had her own Andrea Toth Arts business for teaching art and making and printing art cards, and was curator of the Vernon Art Gallery for two years. Andrea pursued her dream of furthering her art education and was awarded an MFA at Newcastle University in 2006. She lived and worked in Newcastle for nine years, where she excelled with her beautiful landscape paintings. She taught in first year Architecture and Fine Art departments at Newcastle University.
Andrea was an inspiration and delight to all who met her. Andrea leaves to mourn her passing her parents, Geza, BSF’60, and Diane, BSR’65, of Vernon; her sister, Georgina Chipman, BSc(Pharm)’94, (Gord), BSF’93, DipForest Eng’01, and their three children, Stephen, Katie and Matthew. She is predeceased by grandparents “CD” Bill Osborn, BSc’33, and June Tryon Osborn, and Gyula and Maria Toth.