Andrew Oates

Andrew Joseph Oates

Tuesday, September 15th, 1931 - Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Oates, Andrew Joseph

Passed away peacefully at Hants Community Hospital Nova Scotia on Friday March 13th, 2020 at the age of 88.
Predeceased by his wife Shirley (Randell) of 56 years. Loving father of Bradley and his wife Carol and Susan and her husband David Janes all of Brooklin. Loving grandfather of Jennifer and her husband Evan, Andrew and his partner Sydney, Curtis and Amy.

Dear brother of Laura Brokate. Predeceased by Mike, Patricia, Mary, Albert and Verna.
Andrew will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families for his love to socialize and have fun.

Andy came to Toronto in 1949, eventually becoming an Ironworker for Local 721 Toronto.
Retiring December 1991 Andy recently received a 60 Year Recognition Pin for his service as an Ironworker.

Special thanks to his close friend Vi Rideout and her family of Nova Scotia, for their support and friendship.

Visitation at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Rd. N Whitby on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 Noon.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Friday, March 20th, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Barnes Memorial Funeral Home Ltd.
    5295 Thickson Road North
    WHITBY, ON L1M 1W9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, March 20th, 2020 12:00pm
    Barnes Memorial Funeral Home Ltd.
    5295 Thickson Road North
    WHITBY, ON L1M 1W9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Philip J.W. Smith
  • Interment

    Highland Memory Gardens
    33 Memory Gardens Lane, Willowdale, Ontario
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Susan Murray

Posted at 02:51pm
Brad, Susan and your families, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I will always remember your Dad's laugh and smiles. I saw your Mom & Dad periodically over the years and a few times when I had to be a "sub" in their euchre group. The last time I saw him was at my house when my mom brought him over and we had a barbecue and he asked me for help with his Garmin GPS as it needed updating. He laughed and said these electronic things were frustrating. Due to myself and my family just returning from Florida yesterday we are now in isolation for 14 days. Your Dad is now together with your Mom and they are forever in peace and watching over your families.
With our love, Susan (nee Sturgeon) and Doug Murray

Posted at 01:09pm
Brad and Susan so sorry to hear the news about your Dad. My condolences to you and your families and friends. My parents and your parents always had a great time when they got together. Lots of laughs and cards, and parties, the best of times. So sorry we could not be there today due to the circumstances. RIP Andy. Love Steve and Lynn Sturgeon.

Doug Sturgeon

Posted at 11:12am
Brad,Carol, Susan & Dave & family my sincere condolences. I have fond memories of your Dad when we started our hockey together. My Mom & Dad became great friends with your parents. Over the years I saw your parents more & more. Your Dad was always so kind to me. He was always great to chat with over a nice cold beverage. Rest in peace Andy.
Doug Sturgeon

Jackie Rabjohn

Posted at 11:05am
My sincere condolences Brad, Carol and Susan and all of the members of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Jackie Rabjohn (McComb)

Valeeta Walsh

Posted at 07:26pm
Everyone in our family loved our Uncle Andy! He was truly a joy to be around. He was always so happy and jovial and always made us laugh-as kids and as adults.
As a child, I often visited Ontario to visit my Uncle Andy and my Aunt Tish in Stoney Creek. Whenever I spent time with Uncle Andy & Aunt Shirley and kids, I was welcomed as one of their own. We went to all the fun places in Ontario-and the meals-oh my!!!! I loved being at their home.
My memories of my Uncle Andy will always bring a smile to my face. He was a wonderful man from whom we could all learn a lesson about finding joy in life.
Rest well Uncle Andy. We love you.

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