July 8, 1936 – May 29, 2021
Lindsay Andrews was born on July 8, 1936, in Dunfermline Scotland and was affectionately known by many families and friends as Lin or Linnie. He passed away peacefully on May 29, 2021, at the age of 84 from cancer and was lovingly cared for by his wife Maryanna during his illness and the medical staff at Comox Valley Hospital, in his final days.
He is survived by his wife, Maryanna Andrews, his children Elaine Seymour and Doug Andrews, his sister Helen Young, his brother Bert Andrews along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.
Lindsay started training as a carpenter at the age of 14 and went on to have a full career building both residential and commercial properties in both Scotland and Canada. He was a talented builder and loved the art of creating something with his own hands. He then went on to spend many years at Canada Mortgage and Housing as a Building Inspector where he was involved in assisting Indigenous and low-income families with repairs to their homes and community buildings. He was very proud of this work and formed meaningful relationships with many that he was fortunate enough to help, as well as his many work colleagues.
He spent his youth growing up in Dunfermline, Scotland, but moved to Vancouver Canada in 1969 where he laid the foundation for his wife and 2 children to come join him and start a new life. He spent many years in Vancouver with his family, but later divorced and moved around the Lower Mainland before settling down once again with his wife Maryanna, whom he met while working at CMHC. They spent many wonderful years in Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley and finally Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Here he made special friends with his neighbours. Now there was the Englishman, the Irishman, and Lindsay the Scotsman. They shared many laughs in the backyards. They were also fortunate to have spent five magnificent winters golfing in Mesa Arizona, where they also owned a home and made many wonderful friends.
He had a true passion for his hobbies and dedicated a lot of time to golfing and fishing. He was able to golf many courses over the years in Scotland, Canada, and the United States; although, his most memorable round of golf may have been at the famous St. Andrews course in Scotland. His love of golf was definitely matched by his love of fishing. He spent many adventures fly fishing rivers and streams, and at one time, used to tie his own flies. He had many memorable fishing trips with friends and family, but his best friend Chris Horsley would often accompany him, and they shared many laughs not only on the boat, but just getting in and out of the water. They had many stories from their Dean River trip. Lindsay loved to relive his most treasured days doing what he loved and would enthusiastically tell stories with anyone who would listen.
No matter where Lindsay was, he enjoyed being the life of the party and always had a story to tell. He was kind and funny and enjoyed making people smile with his youthful enthusiasm and mischievous nature. He was well known for his whistling, and you always knew he was coming when you heard the happy sound. He also loved to sing a song and enjoyed sharing his voice at a party or just to make his wife smile.
Lindsay is no longer with us, but we can never forget the loving and memorable moments we shared. The family ask that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Cancer Society in Lindsay’s name.
- Canadian Cancer Society
A Private Family Gathering
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Bryan and Blondie Jones
June 7, 2021
A wonderful neighbor who became a very dear friend, Lindsay really loved company and to share his memories and stories.
Our backyard patio gatherings (The Prestwick six) were something to behold. Tales and tall stories of old were told and retold with great and mighty laughter as an evening would unfold, sometimes he would regale us with songs and or poems that he had wrote, he was always of good cheer and had a smile for everyone.
We shall remember his always pleasant and cheerful ways as he leaves us to join his great loves and passions that he so enjoyed and played.
Lindsay will be sadly missed but never forgotten as we remember the memories that he shared and gave.
Forever rest in peace dear and beloved friend.
June 6, 2021
One of many happy times to be no more but never forgotten.
June 5, 2021
Lindsay, thank you for welcoming me into your family. You trusted me with one of the most important creations, your daughter and I will never take that for granted. I will always remember your ability to tell a good story and you will be missed.
Love, Your son-in-law, Dave
June 3, 2021
I have many special memories of you in the years you spent in Mesa, Az. You cooked a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner one year for Gil & I. Loved your sense of humor, your kindness.
Rest In Peace, you are truly loved..
June 2, 2021
I am sad to miss a friend and a coworker. He will be dearly missed.
June 2, 2021
Growing up I always looked forward to visits from my Aunty Maryanna and Uncle Lindsay, I remember the story telling and would linger around the adults just to hear another story from him. I also remember his laugh and made extra sure to get the right bottle of Scotch for him to enjoy at my wedding. Visits with Uncle Lindsay always felt like a special occasion and the good feels stayed with you. His bright light and energy will be missed.
Mae and Dan Kapler
June 2, 2021
Maryanna and family, that happy smile says it all. We will always remember that happy outlook he had. He was full of life and energy and had a way making your troubles seem small. I know he will missed everyday by all who had the chance to call him friend.
June 2, 2021
What can you say about a man with many talents . His charisma , talent and persona that captured many smiles , hearts and enlightened many people from a dark day.
His dedication working for people in BC was remarkable and was accepted by many clients as inspector and person whom cared about and changed their life. It didn't matter whether First people or Caucasian he assisted with open arms , open mind and with a full heart. My experience with him lasted 34 years and I loved the man for what he did for me as mentor , leader and bringer of light , he changed my life and I am eternally grateful for that and I say thank you to his family for sharing him with myself and Nuxalk people . He will be missed dearly but not forgotten . I will continue his legacy as mentee. God Bless.
June 2, 2021