St. Lucian slain outside Toronto club was a ‘dedicated father and husband’

St. Lucian slain outside Toronto club was a ‘dedicated father and husband’
Murder victim Andrew Surage. (Facebook photo)
Murder victim Andrew Surage. (Facebook photo)

Andrew Surage, who lost his life during an apparent robbery on Sunday, is being remembered by friends and co-workers as a “dedicated father and husband” who was “always happy.”

“He was the kind of guy who could brighten up any room, any day, at any time when he walked in,” Surage’s boss, Doug Watson, said on Monday. “He loved life, he had fun in everything he did. We’re all going to miss that very much.”

Surage, 47, had worked as senior route manager for Interstate Batteries in Brampton for the past 10 years. Watson, an operations manager with the company, knew him as both a co-worker and a friend.

Surage was killed after being shot multiple times outside an after-hours club around 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

Toronto Police Det.-Sgt. Graham Gibson has said the victim was with his friends at The Captain’s Social Club. He was shot while leaving.

“It appears that there might have been a robbery as they exited the place and a brief struggle,” Gibson told reporters at the scene on Sunday.

Originally from St. Lucia, Surage came to Canada as a young adult, eventually becoming a Canadian citizen. He leaves behind a wife and three children, including a son around six, Watson said.

Another co-worker, Joe Kiss, said he knew Surage for eight years. They became good friends, he said, exchanging texts after work and on weekends.

Surage was no trouble maker, simply someone who “always went out to do fun things,” Kiss said.

“I’ve gone on vacation with him before, we all went to San Francisco back in April, guy’s just a lot of fun,” he said.

Both Watson and Kiss described Surage as the kind of man who would stand up for a friend.

Police have said they’re looking for a suspect described as a white man with average build, wearing a light jacket with dark arms, a dark ball cap, dark pants, and dark shoes.

“I do hope the person that did this comes forward and finds resolution to what they’ve done,” Watson said.

Police are urging witnesses to contact them by calling 416-808-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).


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  1. My deepest condolences to his family and most of all to his wife and kids here in Canada.An angel has been taken from us.He was a loving friend,a devoured father,an uncle ,a brother ,a husband,a son ,and he was taken this way?who I,m I to question god,s work?But I do believe in the Good die young.Rest in peace Mckenny!


  2. Surge aka markenny known him since I was 5 years old he made it his duty to visit me every time he visited new York . You couldn't find a nicer human being you will be missed but never forgotten may your legacy leave on my bro. R.I.P


  3. My condolences to his wife, children and family. May he rest in eternal peace. This is so very sad.


  4. Hi, I am a Canadian citizen just as he was, not born here as many of us are, there is no need to trash people, it won't do no help or bring him back, in any way. I am a mother, a sister a grandmother and I am also belong to a minority group, I can only imagine the pain his family is going through, my prayers are with them and also I pray that the person who committed this horrible crime come forward and get the punishment he deserve but we are no one to judge even though the only one that is allow to take our precious life is the Lord that has give it to us.


  5. I have known him for a while and. I can remember him with a smile every time I saw him. I hope who ever did this gets what he deserves


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