The community has come together to celebrate Andrew Howe's life and his achievements on Friday, February 22 at Kendall.
The moving eulogy was delivered by Jason Hudson, who said Andrew was well respected by all and loved by many.
"He was a really reliable bloke and didn’t like to let his mates or family down," he said.
Affectionately known as Howie, Ernie, Woody, Mundie or Andy, Andrew was eldest son to Alan and Vicki, and brother to Ash and Adam. He was a much loved grandson, nephew, cousin and mate to little Benji.
Andrew was born on June 29, 1989 at Port Macquarie-Hastings District Hospital.
He grew up in Kendall and attended Kendall Central School before finishing his education in year 11 at Camden Haven High School.
"Andrew would often skip class and sneak off to the golf course, his main passion," Jason recalled in the eulogy.
"One of his teachers actually said that if he put as much effort in to his schoolwork as he did his golf, that he would actually be a great academic."
Andrew left school in year 11 and started working in the Pro Shop at what was then the Camden Haven Golf Club (now Kew Country Club).
Andrew was involved in many sporting groups including Camden Haven Cricket Club and the Comboyne Kendall Cricket Club. He played touch footy at Kendall, was a member at Kendall Tennis Club and played the for Camden Haven Eagles and Kendall Blues. Andrew also represented Kendall Services and Citizens Club in darts.
Jason said Andrew had a ripper personality, he loved a laugh and his banter game was strong.
"He was a creature of habit and had his routines, which usually always ended up with a beer," he said.
"He loved a good family occasion, he didn’t mind a punt or two and spending time at his watering holes the Kendall Club, LUSC and the golf club where he could strike up a conversation and have a beer with anyone.
"Andrew has achieved so much in his young life just through his natural ability and the way he carried himself.
"He was well respected by all and loved by many."