Heartfelt Tribute for York’s Beloved Andy Eveleigh Tonight
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Heartfelt Tribute for York’s Beloved Andy Eveleigh Tonight

Andy’s mum Elaine has arranged for her son’s friends to meet at the Hogshead pub (formerly the Flag and Whistle) in Huntington Road from 6.30pm tonight. She said: “We will be raising a pint in his memory. If anyone wants to come along, they will be more than welcome.” Andy, then 34, flew out to Turkey for what was supposed to be a dream holiday in early March last year. The packed chapel heard tributes to a ‘popular lad’ who had ‘loved cheeky banter’ and also had a ‘caring side’. Celebrant Gill Taylor told mourners: “He would do anything for anyone, especially those he loved. “He was a big character. His mum would say to his Nana ‘our Andy’s coming’ and Jean would say ‘how do you know’ and Elaine’s reply would be ’cause I can .. hear him coming up the street!'” A coroner ruled at Andy’s inquest last month that his death was drug-related, as a result of multiple drug use. “They won’t listen to advice, I know,” she told the newspaper. “But if anyone is thinking of trying drugs, I will say – don’t ever try. Because it will take your life. It will ruin your life.” “You never expect your children to die before you,” she said. “I’m going to just have to try to look forward, and focus on Shaun and my granddaughters.”