1981 - 2023
It is with extreme sadness and heavy hearts that we announce Andrei Poljakov's passing, which was sudden and occurred in his home on April 22nd, 2023. He was 41 years young and was born in Tartu, Estonia (formerly Soviet Union) on September 16, 1981. In 1996, when Andrei and Pavel were just 14 years old, their family moved to Canada.
For a good portion of his life Andrei lived in Kirkland Lake, where he would become well known as "The Russian" to his many, many friends. Andrei was an avid hunter and fisherman, he truly did have a heart as big, as all outdoors. Andrei had an intense love for cooking and loved sharing meals with everyone. He was someone, you could always ask for help, and he would have your back. Andrei was very generous with his time, and always made it a point to be a sympathetic ear or shoulder to lean on for anyone that needed him. He was incredibly charismatic and could always be found cracking a joke and making everyone laugh. Anyone, that ever had the pleasure of meeting Andrei, would tell you, that he was incredibly friendly.He had a deep love of life and energy to match that. He could always be found learning a new skill or acquiring a new book to digest. He truly left an imprint on anyone, who had the pleasure of ever meeting him. Andrei's absolute favorite holiday was Halloween, everything from decorating his entire home, to owning a few dozen costumes.
Andrei was always excited and full of hope about his future. It shone as bright as his personality.
Andrei is going to be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his parents, Juri and Irina Poljakov, his twin brother Pavel, sister-in-law Irina, his two wonderful sons Andre (AJ) and Scott, his niece Victoria, and many other family members and friends in Canada: Nathalie Roberge, Melany Lapointe, Leana Bernier, Carole Lessard and Mark Bertrand. Andrei also leaves behind family members in Estonia, who will miss him dearly - his aunts Olga and Tatiana and uncle Oleg, as well as his cousins Alexei and Julia Vodeneyev and Alexei Anissin and Jevgenia Aleksejeva.
We hope you have found your forever beach and are enjoying your time there until we meet again.
A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday May 2, 2023 freom 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kirkland Lake Legion, all are welcome to join in the memory of Andrei.
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