Alwyn "Andy" Andrews of Fredericton, NB passed away at the Pine Grove Nursing Home on January 4, 2024. Born in Winterton, NL, he was the son of the Late Esau and Selena (Hiscock) Andrews.
Andy grew up with a big family is a small fishing village on the coast of Newfoundland, later moving to St. John’s where he would join the cadets and begin his journey with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Andy retired, as a Warrant Officer, after 28 years.
Anyone who knew Andy knew how proud he was of his home and visited there often over the years. Andy made his way to the Valley (CFB Greenwood) when he was only 21 years old. One weekend he went home with his buddy to Wolfville for the weekend and met the love of his life, Susie. Andy and Susie would have 68 wonderful years together. They traveled to Germany during Andy’s time in the service and visited many countries during their years there. When it was time to come back to Canada they lived in Chatham, NB then back to Greenwood, NS to settle down. Andy and Susie spent a lot of their time in Wolfville with their family on Orchard Avenue, enjoying Evangeline Beach and Lumsden’s Dam for picnics and a swim with all his nieces and nephews (and there were a lot!) taking trips to Medfield, MA and St. John’s whenever they could. After many years of trying to start their own little family, Andy and Susie were blessed with their only child, Mary Sue, who came to join the family in 1975. After retiring from the Air Force in 1981, Andy and the family moved to Wolfville where he worked a Supervisor at the Michelin Tire plant in Waterville for many years. Andy didn’t like to be idle so after retiring from Michelin he began his time as a Commissionaire. I think he liked that job the best because he got to spend his days at the Wade’s parking lot in Wolfville chatting with all the folks in town, students from Acadia and family doing their daily errands. He loved being around people. He also loved to sing and joined the Dukes of Kent (barbershop choir) in the mid ‘80’s. He was a social butterfly, even at the Veteran’s Care Centre in Moncton, when he first entered the nursing home. When Mary Sue had their granddaughter Lena in 2006, Andy and Susie moved to Riverview, NB to be close to them. He joined the Riverview Legion and enjoyed his time selling poppies and playing darts with the Vet’s. But Andy’s pride and joy was Lena, he spent everyday finding a way to make her happy. Lena was his world, no matter how he was feeling he always lit up the room when she walked in and everyone else would disappear.
Andy had a long, beautiful life. He leaves behind the values and beliefs that family is the most important thing in life and to stay positive and not take life too seriously always saying "20 years from now you won’t know a thing about it".
He will be dearly missed by his wife Ruby; daughter Mary Sue (Wood) and her partner Kevin (Dudka); granddaughter Lena, his sisters in law, Kathleen (Isnor) and Roberta (Weir) and many beloved nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Andy was predeceased by his brothers Alexander, William, Ralph, Wilson, Cyril and Roy and a sister Clara (Garland).
Respecting his wishes cremation has taken place at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview (506-869-2007). A service to celebrate his life will be held at White’s Funeral Home in Kentville, NS on Saturday, January 13th at 1pm. Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca