Donald Andrews

Donald Andrews

Tuesday, October 6th, 1931 Sunday, February 21st, 2021

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Obituary for Donald Ramsay Andrews

Donald Ramsay Andrews passed away peacefully in his 90th year on February 21, 2021 after a brief hospitalization. He was born in Fort William October 6, 1931 to Margaret and Geoffrey Andrews. He is survived by his wife Anne (Roseview Manor), his daughter and son-in-law Susan and Frank Carlisle, and his adored granddaughters Meghan Cote and her husband Tom, and Erin Carlisle all of Barrie, Ontario. He was predeceased by his son David in 1998.
He enjoyed growing up in Fort William, joined Army Cadets and learned how to ski at Mt. McKay. In November 1950 he started working as an engineer at the Great Lakes Paper Co. In 1953 he moved to the Provincial Paper Mill. On June 10, 1961 he married Anne MacIntosh in Toronto and they bought a home in Green Acres that he continued to live in until the end. Susan was born December 15, 1962 and David arrived February 6, 1966. In spite of David's many health issues, they provided a loving home for Susan and David with summers spent at camp at Loon Lake and winters spent skiing at Loch Lomond and Candy Mountain.
In 1966 he achieved his First-Class Stationary Engineer's license and in July 1967 started work as the chief engineer of the Power Plant at Lakehead University, retiring September 1992. Upon retirement he enjoyed skiing a lot more and essentially lived at Loon from May to October. Although a very quiet and private person, his love of family, his dry sense of humour, and willingness to help anyone out with a mechanical, marine, or other issue - he was the go-to guy, and probably had the part or a good substitute to fix it!
Funeral services entrusted to Sargent & Son Funeral Home, Thunder Bay. A private family graveside ceremony will be held at a later date. In remembrance, please consider charitable donations to the Sick Kids Foundation, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

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Dear Susan, Frank, Erin, Meghan and Tom, We are very saddened to learn that Don has passed away. He so dearly loved all of his family and never hesitated to share adventures whether at Loon or Barrie. He and your Mom, grandmother would often stop by at Loon just to say Hi and chat about whatever came to mind. It was always a lovely conversation and a few laughs. He will be dearly missed by many. Let’s celebrate on the beach this summer with a toast and stories of a much loved gentleman. Julie and Gordon
Comment | Posted at 04:28pm via Condolence

Don White

Our condolences, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Don & Sue White
Comment | Posted at 02:43pm via Condolence

Debbie McRae

My deepest condolences to the family. Don was a truly kind and wonderful person. May he have fair winds and following seas. D McRae
Comment | Posted at 09:57am via Condolence

Sister Alice Greer

Dear Anne and Susan
I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I recall many friendly conversations with Don. He always had a smile and supportive way.
I wish you comforting blessings at this time.
Sister Alice Greer
Comment | Posted at 08:47am via Condolence

Natalie & Paddy Tucnik

Our deepest sympathies to the Carlisle family for the lost of a wonderful dad, grandpa and friend. On more than one occasion, Don helped me out with various issues. He was always very knowledgeable and always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbours. We will continue to enjoy Don's "chronicle's" of Loon Lake and have always appreciated his wisdom, knowledge and research of a special place which was so important to him and myself/others. Reflecting over the yrs, I can remember Don sailing by the camp and enjoying the crosswinds of Loon. May you find comfort knowing that he has met David in heaven and they are sailing happily together again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Natalie & Paddy Tucnik
Comment | Posted at 09:21pm via Condolence

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