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Andy's Story

Andy Potts

Provincial Constable Andrew J. Potts was a proud member of the Ontario Provincial Police.  Andy had served the people of Ontario for seven-and-a-half years, initially serving at the Pickle Lake Detachment in 1998.  While in Pickle Lake Andy received the Commissioner's Citation for life saving.  Andy returned home to Muskoka in 1998.

On 20 July, 2005 Constable Potts and his partner Constable Matt Hanes responded to a call for service while serving the people of Muskoka.  While enroute to this call the officers were involved in a motor vehicle collision.  Constable Potts did not survive and his partner was seriously injured.

In 2012 the Andy Potts Memorial Foundation came up with the idea of “Andy’s House”, a palliative care Hospice as a legacy to Andy. The foundation partnered with Hospice Muskoka and a Memorandum of Understanding was created to raise 2.5 million dollars to build Andy’s House.

In the end over 3.5 million dollars was raised and the 9000 square foot facility was completed with 10 rooms. Andy’s House has been open since 1 October 2020 and we couldn’t be happier.

- Matt Hanes
On behalf of the Andy Potts Foundation Committee

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