Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:37
1918 – 2012
Andrews, Charles “Charlie” Robert, of Vulcan, passed away at Vulcan Extendicare on November 8, 2012 at the age of 94 years.
Charlie was born September 6, 1918 at Vulcan to Frederick and Elsina Andrews. Charlie joined the army in 1941 and went overseas in 1942, serving in Great Britain, Italy and Holland with the Fifth Armoured Brigade Workshop and No.70 L.A.D. New Brunswick Hussars. He returned home in the spring of 1946 and resumed farming with his family.
Charlie met his wife Edo in 1948 and they were married June 12, 1950. Charlie and Edo had two children, George and Lynne. In 1958 they purchased the Boyd and Helen McKay farm, 10 miles east of Vulcan and lived there until moving to Vulcan in 1980. Edo moved into the Vulcan Extendicare in 1997 and sadly passed away August 30, 1998. Charlie married Adeline Seaman in 2002.
Charlie was a dedicated Freemason and life member with Vulcan Lodge #74. He was also a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion #21 and the Vulcan Lions Club.
Charlie is survived by his wife Adeline, son George (Cindy) Andrews of Vulcan and daughter Lynne (John) Turvey of Edmonton, two granddaughters Shilo (Quentin) Brauer and Lindsey (Kyle) Frache, two great-granddaughters, Averie and Aubrey Frache, sister-in-law Joan Andrews, and numerous nieces and nephews. Charlie was predeceased by his parents Fred and Elsina Andrews, brothers George, Cliff, Bud and John, sisters Grace Harriman, Dorothy Breen, Mary Dingwall and his first wife Edith “Edo” Andrews.
A Memorial Service will held be Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm at the Vulcan United Church with Sue MacDonald officiating. Inurnment Vulcan Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, tributes in Charlie’s memory can be made to the Vulcan Royal Canadian Legion #21 Box 1016, Vulcan T0L 2B0
Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.