John A. Andrews

March 20, 1944 to May 6, 2017


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John A. Andrews, aged 73. Predeceased by his parents Bernard and Barbara Mae, and brother Harold. Leaving with fond and loving memories sons Robert, Christopher, and Jonathan; grandchildren Eric, Hope, Faith, and Emmett; great-granddaughter Nevaeh; and a large circle of family and friends. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Friday, May 12th, 2017 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Carnell Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.



2-4 p.m. on May 12, 2017

7-9 p.m. on May 12, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Saturday May 13th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Our condolences to the Andrews family.
May your happy memories sustain you and give you strength and solace in these difficult times.
Carman and Louise King

My deepest condolences to the family. I will miss your phone calls and coffee runs.

TO the Andrews Family – so sorry to hear of John’s passing. i have lots of fond memories of Johns friendship with Pat, his great sense of humour, musical ability and love for his family. He was a proud Dad.
My sincere condolences to Rob, Chris and Jonathan.

I was very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He and my Dad were great friends, I have great memories of spending time with the Andrews family, including during his days as the “Moss Boss” in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and visits during summer holidays in St. John’s and Lake Paul. Sincere condolences to Rob, Chris and Jonathan.

To the Andrews Family!
I had been a friend of John’s for quite some time but had not seen him a lot in later years, since we both have our connection to Port de Grave we had many a fine chat about the place and its people. Now as Chair of the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society, we intend at some point in the future to recognize the Andrews Family for its contribution to the Peninsula.
Cherish your memories!

To the Family:
My condolences to all.
John, my second cousin, one of a kind, had a tremendous sense of humor and a terrific story teller! We saw each other infrequently and when we did it was memorable. Tremendous friend of my Father , Max. Visited him often and for that I am forever grateful. He will be missed, Blessings to you all!
Jim King

Robert,Christopher & Jonathon,
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
We have known him since the early 70’s
and he will certainly be missed.
May the love in your hearts give you strength,
and bring you comfort in the memories you have
made together.
Thinking of you all with our deepest sympathy.
Bruce & Ollie Davis

Dear Robbie, Chris, and Jonathan,
Sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad. John was a unique person. His sharp witt, keen observations, and of course his musical talent (who can forget the “laughing song” ) made being in his company memorable. I last spoke to him about a month ago. He was in good spirits and eager to get going with life.
I will miss him and will listen to his CD tonight.
May you all find comfort in your memories of him and know that he loved you very much.
Rest in peace, John.
Mary Derick

Rob,Chris and Jonathon
May your sadness be lightened by memories of a funny,,kind and adventurous Dad. He kept friendships alive over many years… and we miss him already.

Sending deepest sympathy to Rob, Chris And Jonathan in the passing of their beloved dad. Prayers for you all.

My condolences to The Andrews Family.I was saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man.My thoughts and prayers to u .

While it’s been many years since we have seen and chatted with John we have many wonderful memories of years gone by. We remember most his zest for life, desire to help others and his ability to make others laugh….

Please accept our sincerest condolences.

Fred & Geraldine Russell
Port Union

I am so shocked and sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a dear friend who I talked to every week and when we could, we got together. I will miss our many long talks. Know that he loved all of his family with all his heart but missed you all and had just about convinced himself to move to NS so he could be closer. If his health was better I’m sure he would have. Love to you all.

Family of John
Truly a ” character ” in the finest sense of the word
John had a zest for life -and in his career he took on many challenges – he dared to venture where many of his contemporaries would not .
On all occasions when we met I was glad to have done so .
May his eternal rest be in peace.
Sincere condolences to all to whom he was endeared .