OBITUARY

Arthur St. Aubyn Anderson

October 21, 1957October 10, 2020
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“And in the end it's not the years in your life that count; it's the life in your years.”

These words from Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, sum up the life of Arthur St. Aubyn Anderson; affectionately known as “Junior” and, “Andy” by his family and friends, “Supa” by his employees (drivers) and “Bubu” by his grandson, Mikai.

Junior was born on October 21, 1957 in Kingston, Jamaica, the eldest child of his parents, Rosalind and Joseph Anderson. His father predeceased him in 1993. His siblings are Robert (Bobby), Joseph (Joe-Joe) and Andrea (Princess).

He attended Alpha Infant School, Alpha Primary School and then received his secondary education at Calabar High School and Wolmer’s Boys School.

His siblings and friends from childhood said from the very beginning, Junior always wanted to be successful. It was this drive to succeed that led him to join forces with his brother Trevor (who predeceased him in 1984), and in partnership they started their own business, Andersons’ Haulage Services Ltd.

After high school, his mother got him a job at Arnold L. Malabre & Co. Ltd., which gave him exposure to the shipping industry. While working in the shipping industry in the early eighties, as this was the time when containerisation was emerging in Jamaica. Since he found himself paying truckers to move containers on a daily basis, he decided there was a need he could fill and Andersons Haulage was founded on September 3, 1982.

While the business was a large part of Junior’s legacy, for his family his greatest impact was in the example he set for his siblings, children and friends. He was a man of faith, who always spoke about one set of footprints in the sand, because he truly believed that in the difficult periods of his life, it was God who carried him through.

As one of the oldest children he was a guardian for his siblings and right into adulthood, he was always there when any of them needed to talk about anything and they could depend on him for valuable insight and advice.

Junior had six sons, Tevar, Jonathan, Marc-Vaughn, Adriel, Matthew and Luke; of which four were with his previous wife, Aldith. Princess would always tell him that he needed to pay her for the formula so he could have a girl. He was only able to get a daughter when he married Jackie and became a father to Michelle.

Junior had four grandchildren Kyla (9), Mikai (7), Jude (17 months) and Leia (1 month) whom he unfortunately never got to meet because she was born on Sept 22. He only saw pictures and videos of her. He was looking forward to spending time with them and watching them grow up. However, God had a different plan.

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Andrea Barrios

October 25, 2020

Dear Ms. Rose and Family,
I’m so sorry to hear about Junior’s passing. May God give you peace in this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Andrea (Beryl’s Daughter)

The Brettford Avenue Palmers

October 24, 2020

Mrs. Anderson: May you find comfort in the wonderful memories Junior has left behind. Your family has touched the lives of many and we are truly grateful for the treasures shared.

“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou

Please accept our deepest condolences and know that we too are mourning your loss.

With love as always,
The Palmers:
Colville, Cheryl, Gerald, Karene & Susan

Yvette Singh

October 24, 2020

I pray that God will continue to strengthen the whole family, sis I feel your pain, loosing love ones is no joke, The pain is going to be there for a very long time, but seek strength in the Lord, thinking of you all, blessed🥰🥰🥰🥰

Susan Palmer-Gooden

October 24, 2020

As some people journey through life, they leave markers wherever they go...

I think back to the days...the late 60's on, 3 foundation families dominated Brettford Avenue. The Andersons, The Lee-Hings and The Palmers. If any child was missing from his/her house, the chances are that child could be found in one of those yards. Youngsters were always congregating in backyards or in front yards...obsessing over bicycles and girls. Friends who felt more like family; family that you never outgrow no matter where you relocated or how long between visits.

We are all better people because of our family and friends. The ANDERSONS...Junior, Joe-Joe, Trevor, and Princess...names of the ones that enriched our lives, simply because we knew them...we know them! We love them! Family!

The Master has seen fit to relieve Junior of his burdens and taken him home. It is incumbent on the rest of us to look at the mark Junior has left us and model his goodness, follow his strong sense of family, and leave positive marks for the ones that will one day mourn our loss.

Junior and Trevor...I trust that you are looking down on us, guiding our paths, keeping us on the straight-and-narrow, allowing us to live while you prepare for our ultimate family reunion. (Please...not too soon though!) 🥰🙏🏽

Mel Akiti

October 24, 2020

May God continue to provide strength to the family. Cousin was a good man and a gentle soul. He will be missed.

Dawn Johnson

October 24, 2020

Rest in Peace Andy, may the Lord welcome you into his eternal rest.

Remembering your calm demure and always smiling from very early days.

Deepest sympathies to your dear family

Donna Ashman

October 24, 2020

Growing up in Jamaica over 50 years ago, we didnt realize that the casual childhood friendships we were forming were really stepping stones to solid bonds turning friends more into brothers and sisters. That's what happened to the Andersons, Ashmans, Shaws, Lee-Hings, Romans, Hutchinsons, Morrisons and Woods. In each family, there were children of different ages bonding accordingly and Junior being the eldest for Mommy Andy was always like one of the big brothers. He would always want to know how we were doing and not just a casual inquiry either. We were going to talk. He truly cared and wanted to hear exactly what was going on and offer his advice. He was also a jokester and if you wanted a good belly up laugh, just let Junior tell you some of his stories-the really rude ones too. Even during my last visit with him in the hospital, he still told me and Prinny some more. He was such a trooper, we were there for him and yet he was the one proving us with laughter. Junior was dedicated to his family, steadfast in his beliefs with such a brilliant mind and commendable work ethic. This was evident in his success story as a businessman leaving that legacy now for his children but equally so, his legacy is to never give up, fight the good fight because even with the odds stacked against him so many times, Junior rose to the challenges and persevered years beyond when some others would have given up. We'll cherish the memories Junior. Heaven has gained a good Son and comedian. Rest well Brother.
Sending love and our deepest condolences to Mommy Andy, Prinny, Joe-Joe, Jackie, Diedre, Aldith, Tevar, Jonathan, Marc-Vaughn, Adriel, Matthew, Luke and the rest of the family. From the Ashman Family

Adaire Powell-Brown

October 24, 2020

I will always remember that warm and welcoming smile.

Jascinth Williams

October 24, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to The Anderson Family.
We have fond memories of Andy growing up with us on Constant Spring Terrace.
Andy was always generous , loving and a brother to all of us.
We will all miss you . May your soul rest in peace.
Love,
Ms Will, Jilly, Howie, Lance and Jascinth

Andrea Binns-Chambers

October 24, 2020

Andrea Binns-Chambers
My deepest sympathy to the family. Sleep In Peace still recalled Anderson's Haulage You Call We Haul

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