OBITUARY

Irwin Strong Andrew

May 2, 1922February 23, 2013
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ANDREW – Irwin Strong, Peacefully in his 91st year at Hotel Dieu- Grace Hospital on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Beloved husband for 65 years to Jeanie (nee Mc Tear). Loving father to Dr. John Irwin Andrew (Pat), Robert Scott Andrew (Wendy), Linda Jean Spitse (John) and Carol Anne Andrew (Randy). Cherished grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brothers Owen, Roger, Bill and Jim and by his sister Gwen. Irwin was born in Woodstock Ontario to the late William and Elsie Andrew. He served during WWII in the Italian Campaign. He was a lifetime ham radio operator (VE3AIH). After 37 years of service , he retired from Chrysler Canada. Irwin was a member of the Central Seniors Band, along with his wife Jeannie. His retirement years were spent enjoying life at the cottage in Oliphant Ontario. Friends may call at the Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre, 1969 Wyandotte St. E., on Tuesday February 26 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Windsor Veterans Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Celebration of Irwin’s life will be held in the chapel on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Irwin may be made to the Wounded Warrior Fund of Canada or to the Salvation Army of Windsor.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • Veterans Memorial Service Tuesday, February 26, 2013
REMEMBERING

Irwin Strong Andrew

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March 9, 2013

We were so saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Uncle Irwin. We were away in Hawaii when Monica let us know. Had we been anywhere near, we most certainly have been with all of you during this most emotional of times. Aunt Jean, we send you a big hug, because this must be so very difficult for you, and all of your family.
We send our heartfelt sympathy, our prayers, and our love.
Faith and Guy xoxoxo

Betty Ray

March 6, 2013

Jean, I received an email from Mona that Irwin had passed away. So sorry for your loss, and love and prayers are going up for you and your family from me, Betty Hutcherson Ray (Daughter of Louis & Gracie Hutcherson). And please let your family know that every year I visit Gwendolyn and Elsie Andrews graves here in the US and place some flowers at each. When Jim (Glen) passed last year I went to Gwendolyn's grave during the time of his service in Hawaii, as I couldn't travel there. My email is betsybugs@yahoo.com if you would like to have it; would love to hear from you!

Betty Ray

March 6, 2013

Jean, I received an email from Mona that Irwin had passed away. So sorry for your loss, and love and prayers are going up for you and your family from me, Betty Hutcherson Ray (Daughter of Louis & Gracie Hutcherson). And please let your family know that every year I visit Gwendolyn and Elsie Andrews graves here in the US and place some flowers at each. When Jim (Glen) passed last year I went to Gwendolyn's grave during the time of his service in Hawaii, as I couldn't travel there. My email is betsybugs@yahoo.com if you would like to have it; would love to hear from you!

Jean McTear

March 4, 2013

Our thoughts are with you Aunty Jean and all your familiy on the passing of Uncle Irwin. Hoping that you gain comfort from the loving memories that you all have.
Love from Jean and Gemma

Jim & Nancy Cowan

March 2, 2013

Condolences to the Family from Jim and Nancy Cowan - I worked at Chrysler for 32 years and Irwin's and my path crossed many times through the years.

February 28, 2013

really sorry to hear about Irwin, condolences from Dave and Barb Garber ve3wej and ve3smu

February 28, 2013

Our condolences to Mrs. Taylor and family. I have many memories of playing next to Len in the trombone section of Graces band. John and June Murray

Eric and Te Andrew

February 27, 2013

Aunt Jean,
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of dear Uncle Irwin. We wish you and the rest of your family comfort in the many wonderful memories of this special man. We are so sorry to be out of town and unable to convey our condolences in person.

Judy Klaas

February 26, 2013

Our condolences & heart felt sympathies go out to you Mrs. Andrews & your family in the recent loss of Irwin.You are in our thoughts & prayers.
Roeli & Judy Klaas
John & Linda. Mom & I send our condolences & sympathies to you and your family too. Your are in our hearts & prayers as well. Take care.
Love: Aunt Roeli & Judy

February 25, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.