November 4, 2023
ANDREWS, Marie Winnifred – Passed away peacefully at Strathcona Long Term Care, Mount Forest on Saturday, November 4, 2023 in her 95th year.
Beloved wife of the late Russell Andrews (2012). Loving mother of Tim Andrews and the late Beth (2012), Terry LeBlanc and the late Rick Pinder (2021). Grandmother of Jarrett (Christie) Andrews, Nicole (Tom) Duffy, Katrina (Kris) Pedlar, Megan LeBlanc (Rocky Mugford) and Nathan LeBlanc (Lindsay Thomas). Great-grandmother of Ethan, Nolan, Avery Grace, Ian, Emma, Rory, Mairin, Rowen, Tadhg, Beth, Madeline, Jax and Logan. Sister of Sharon Wilton of London. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Frederick and Marguerite Wilton, brothers Claire Wilton, Calvin (Maxine) Wilton and sisters Vivian (Vern) Tebby and Audrey (Bert) Thompson.
Marie moved to Mount Forest in 1949 from Mount Brydges and taught in her first one room school at S.S.3 Normanby. She then married Russell Andrews in 1950. At various schools around the county, she was a music teacher, librarian, and guidance teacher. After retirement she had many different jobs and loved her crosswords and puzzles and most of all driving.
A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Birmingham Lodge and Strathcona Long Term Care for their compassionate care.
Visitation will be held at England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Sunday, November 12th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East, Mount Forest, on Monday, November 13th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Private interment at Mount Forest Cemetery at a later date. Following the service, all are invited to the church hall for refreshments and fellowship. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marie are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Sending condolenses from Cochrane AB. As a first cousin i remember Marie being a vibrant member at Wilton reunions. I still hear her laugh and see her smile. My brother Ross another first cousin just recently passed away as well.
Great memories and wishing her families great comfort from the Lord.
To Tim, Terry and families. Very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you all. Peace be with you.— Bart Penwarden, November 12, 2023
Terry, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Many prayers going your way from our family. Love you!— Pat & Glenn Ferguson, November 11, 2023
Dear Tim, Terry, Sharon and families, We send our sympathy to you on the passing of a dear Mother, Grandmother annd Great Grandmother and Sister. We cherish the memories of countless hours playing euchre and having enjoyable social times with Marie and Russ. Unfortunately, Warren is not well enough for us to come to the funeral. Sincerely, Warren and Joyce
RIP, dear friend.
Tim & Terry and families,
Sorry to learn of the loss of your Mom. Marie was a great lady.
Sincere condolences to Tim, Terry & families... So sad to hear of your mothers passing. It was always a blessing to share so many of your families functions with both your mother & father & we have so many wonderful memories to share... You are all in my thoughts at this time...— Wayne Cherry, November 10, 2023
Tim,Terry and your loved ones..Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the passing of an amazing woman ,your mother..grandmother and great grandmother .We have great memories of your folks..Marie will be deeply missed.— Jack and Nancy Coburn, November 9, 2023
Terry, Tim snd families.
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. So many great memories and times to reflect on and remember. Cherish the memories and share them often. I remember her well as the school librarian and when her and your dad / grandfather would come into The Blue Mountain Restaurant. Take care.
Terry and Tim - Wishing you many happy memories of your mom. Sending prayers and hugs your way.— Dan, Nancy and Peighton, November 8, 2023
Tim and family. So sorry to hear of moms passing. Thinking of you at this time. Hold on to those precious memories for comfort and peace.
Garn and Barb Troyer
Tim, Terry and Families, we are very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing, she was always so friendly and always had a smile on her face, she was one of my first teachers, but I remember her more as the librarian, you will have some wonderful memories.— Dan / Kim Yake, November 8, 2023
Tim, Terry and Families, I am so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Marie was a beautiful lady. I loved listening to her stories and cherished our little chats. Hold on tight to your precious memories. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincere condolences to Tim, Terry & families…Marie was a special lady & will be missed by many…our thoughts & prayers are with all of you @ this sad time.— Brian & Marilynne Adams, November 7, 2023
Tim, Terry and families: We were so sorry to learn of Marie’s recent passing. Fortunately, we have many wonderful memories of both her and Russ as neighbours on Church Cr. Please know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.— Leon & Nancy Stickle, November 7, 2023
Dear Tim and family, my most heartfelt sympathies.
Tim, Terry and family
My sympathies to you on the passing of your mom
and grandma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
at this sad time.
Sincere condolences to all Marie's family members. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Marie was our organist at Knox Presbyterian Church in Harriston, for many years. She played for our wedding in September of 1969. Over the years we have met in many places throughout town and always shared a few words with each other. Her smile would brighten the day. I will never forget her. Since I had not seen her for the last few years, I didn't realize what a marvelous age she had attained.
To all of the family members, my deepest condolences. Marie was a good community friend and citizen.
I am very sorry to hear of Mrs. Andrews passing. May she rest in peace.— Murray Adam, November 6, 2023
My condolences to the Andrews Family.
Marie was my teacher in Grade 8 at S.S.#3 Normanby. She has always remained a fond friend and there are many memories of keeping in touch over the years.
Tim, Terry and family. We are so very sorry to hear of Marie's passing. Deepest condolences to all.— Doug & Joan Woods, November 6, 2023
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I always enjoyed visiting with Mrs Andrews when she was at Birmingham Lodge.— Jim and Paula Solway, November 6, 2023
Tim, Terry and Family we send you our condolences in your time of sorrow.— Gary & Cheryl Williamson, November 6, 2023
Terry.....my sympathies to you on the passing of your mom. The wonderful memories of her will always be with you. The Lord heals in His time.
Our deepest sympathy to Terry, Tim & families. Marie was a lovely lady— Doug & Donna Darroch, November 6, 2023
My deepest sympathy to the entire family.The beauty of a life well lived is that it is never forgotten.— Karen Collings, November 6, 2023
My deepest condolences to you all, Tim, Jarrett, Nicole, Katrina and your families. Thinking of you at your time of loss.
Tim, Terry and families, we are so sorry to hear of Marie's passing. She was such a lovely lady. Cherish your memories.
Lloyd & Joan
My deepest sympathy is extended to all of Marie's families. She and I became quite well acquainted through our teaching profession. One occasion was particularly memorable when we went as "roomies" to the teachers' convention in New York City. The teachers travelled by train and we sometimes would recall the time about midnight, when there was a "sudden chug" the moment that an extra engine was added to the train to help get us up the mountains (back in the '60's) ! Relish and share your many memories of Marie.
My deepest condolences to Nicole, and The Andrews family. My thoughts are with you.— Trina, November 6, 2023
My deepest sympathy for all of Maries families. She was a great asset to the schools. Well loved and appreciated.— Karen Switzer and Jim Seifried, November 6, 2023
Tim, Terry and the entire Andrews family. Karl and I would like to extend our condolences to all of you. Living on the same street for many of our childhood years we became good friends with your family and have many good memories of life on the street. We have continued being fast friends with Terry throughout the years adding to the list of memories. Your Mom, I am sure taught all of us at one time or another. One of my last Memories of Your mom was meeting her at the post office. We had such a good talk. Hold fast to the memories as your Mom has left you with many.— Joanne & Karl Aitken, November 6, 2023