To view the online service from the Carnell Memorial Chapel for the late Andrew F. Forsyth on Saturday July 4th, 2020 at 2:00 pm please click on the link below:
Passed peacefully away on June 18th at St. Clare’s Hospital in St. John’s. Survived by his loving and devoted wife Loretta, son Gary, Andy’s younger brother William (Rita) and family Jessica, Alison and Dillon, Andy’s stepchildren Colleen (Mark), Heather (Dean) and Michael (Alana), grandchildren Scott, Jane, Ben and his many friends worldwide.
Andy was the son of the late Margaret and Andrew and a proud patriot of Scotland. Born in Glasgow, his work in the offshore industry took him all over the world. He called many places home including St. John’s, Heart’s Delight and Halifax but his heart was always in Scotland. His pride could be heard when reciting a verse from Robbie Burns or explaining why the opening credits of Braveheart were inaccurate or why two drops (and only two drops) of water in a dram of Scotch were important. Andy’s greatest pride was his beloved Rangers FC. The royal blue of the team’s uniform was his favourite colour. Any visit to Glasgow was not complete without a trip to Ibrox Stadium.
Andy was a longstanding member of the Masonic fraternity and one of the founders of the Halifax Burns Club. He loved to cheer on his grandchildren in sports, reading and addressing the Haggis on New Year’s Eve when the clock struck midnight in Scotland.
Andy has left us in body only. His spirit and his love will always be with us.
Andy’s family would like to thank Dr. Jennifer Leonard, Dr. Megan Robbins, the staff of Complete Medical and the staff of 4 east St. Clare’s for their compassion and care during his illness.
A family celebration of life will take place on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Inurnment to follow at the Columbarium at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. To send a message of condolence please visit www.carnells.com
“Oh and let me tell you that I love you
That I think about you all the time
Caledonia you’re calling me and now I’m going home”
Loretta and Family. We are so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing I just found out this morning. I have so many found memories that I will keep. Hugs.
Loretta and family…. I am sorry to know of Andy’s death and I send my condolences to you all. I did not know Andy well, however, we had several enjoyable conversations – mostly about Rabbie Burns, haggis and Glasgow where I also lived before coming to Newfoundland.. I shall keep you in my prayers….
Jennifer Whitfield (akd The Haggis Lady!)
To Loretta and family, so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing.
We met him socially on several occasions and greatly enjoyed his company. Being from Scotland we had great chats on football,Robbie Burns , music and Scottish history.
He had a great sense of humour and was always ready with a tune with memories of Scotland. .
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Ian and Lorraine Gall
To Gary and The Forsyth Family,
So Sorry to her of Andy’s Passing, he was such a delightful person, we sure enjoyed his company when lived Halifax, a favorite memory was him singing ” The Fields of Athenry”‘ it was wonderful. God Bless You All and Rest In Peace Andy.
I will certainly miss my friend and my Brother. Rabbie Burns’ suppers will never be the same for me. May T.G.A.O.T.U. grant you rest and peace, my Brother. Loretta and the family; you have my sincere and deepest condolences. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Deepest condolences to the Forsyth family. Andy and I worked together on some Hibernia work at PSN about 7 or so years ago. I remember Andy as always a hard worker who brought a great level of experience to the projects. He also brought honesty and integrity which are of higher value than expertise.
He will be missed. Cheers to you Andy,
Loretta, sorry to hear of Andy’s passing..We have some good memories of visit’s to your home in Hearts Delight..
He was a wonderful person and a beautiful singer..God Bless may he RIP.
Sandy & John Cox
We are so sorry to hear of Andy ‘s passing. We had two wonderful years working with Andy on the Alma/South Venture project and he made every day fun for me as I would drop by his office that he shared with Cameron.
Our fondest memory of Halifax is a “curry night” at your home where I was given a tour of the Rangers room. The food, the songs and your amazing friends made the evening delightful.
You and Andy made our stay there so much better. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Walter and Lynn Quinlan
Please accept deepest condolences. We were so sorry to hear that Andy has left us. He had such a tremendous sense of humour and his passion for all things Scottish was always on display. His love of the stage when delivering the Immortal Memory of Robbie Burns will live on. . Hold on to wonderful memories.. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Loretta , my condolences on Andy’s passing . Hold on to your many memories, they’ll help you get through this most difficult time . Prayers and thoughts are with you and family. God Bless Jean
So sorry to hear that Andy has passed.Another part of life closed.I met Andy through my late husband Robert Mcgill and we went to to all our 21st birthday parties we had some lovely times and memories.My thoughts are with all your family.
Loretta I was so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you & family RIP
Loretta, I was so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. My heart is with you at this sad time.
Loretta & Family,
We were saddened today to be told that Andy had passed away . He was an unforgettable , fun loving , and friendly man and will be remembered for the many happy memories he has left us all. May God bless you all as you mourn your great loss.
Lex & Fay Hudson
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your husband. As you know, Andy was a co-founder of the Halifax Burns Club in 1997 and provided us with great support through the years.
Robbie Burns wrote:
Is there, for honest poverty
That hangs his head, and a’ that;
The coward slave, we pass him by,
We dare be poor for a’ that!
For a’ that, and a’ that,
Our toils obscure, and a’ that,
The Man’s the gowd for a’ that.
President, Halifax Burns Club
Dear Loretta and Gary, Stephen and I are saddened by the news of Andy’s passing. Andy was the essence of kindness, compassion, intelligence and generosity of spirit. He shared with us his gift of song and we were all made glad upon listening to him. Conversations with Andy ranged from delightful wit to sober contemplation of the human condition. From the moment of the chance meeting at O’Carrolls we knew we were connecting with a wonderful person.. As you both have been blessed so have all whose lives he touched. May his soul find eternal rest. May you find comfort and joy in remembering the happy memories of Andy……a life well lived. Sincerely with love.
To Gary and Andy’s Family.
We are so sorry to learn of Andy’s passing. We met him through relatives in Halifax. He visited us in Western Newfoundland.. He had such pride in his home land. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your Families at this most difficult time. Rest in peace my friend. Sincere Condolences.
Bob and Gertie Mercer. Corner Brook.
Loretta I am so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing.
He was a true Gent and I treasure the times I and Margaret spent in his and your company.
My condolences to you and family.
“An honest man here lies at rest,
The friend of man,
The friend of truth,
The friend of age,
And guide of youth,
Few hearts like his
With virtue warm’d
Few heads with knowledge so
If there’s another world,
He lives in bliss:
If there is none
He made the best of this.”
May he rest in peace.
Dear Lorreta and families
Our deepest condolences to you all. We are truly saddened to hear of Andy’s much too early passing. We certainly feel your loss as we have known Andy and you for a long time. We shall always remember Andy for his unique smile, witt, interesting conversations, and most of all his soulful signing, especially during those New Year’s Eve celebs. He was a gracious host, true gentleman, and enjoyed everything that life has to offer to the utmost.
We Salute to Andy’s soul wherever it now roams.
non omnis moriar (not all of me entirely died)
Jiri and Blanca
Loretta, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you
Mourn Andy’’s, passing and. Remembering your
life together . To you and all those who are near and
dear to you……. blessings and peace.
The tomato plant is doing well and will be available to you when you are ready for it
Loretta, Charlie and I were very saddened to hear of Andy’s passing. May you take comfort in family and the many beautiful memories from days gone bye.
Sincerely Charlie and Mary Parsons
You sang at my wedding nearly fifty years ago . We have lost one of the good guys. Never forgotten rest in peace Andy
Dear Loretta and Family,
We are so sad to hear of Andy’s passing. It’s always been such a pleasure to be in his and your company. Our deepest sympathy to all of you on your loss.
Rest In Peace Andy. I have happy memories of many Masonic harmonies in your company and of twisting your arm for a song.
Loretta, so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. Please accept our condolences.
Dear Loretta and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss – I will always remember the good will, the songs and the laughter that Andy brought with him everywhere he went. My thoughts are with you.
Loretta and Family,
Donna and I send our most sincere condolences to you all at this time. So saddened to learn of Andy’s passing; we throughly enjoyed meeting Andy,, listening to his experiences and stories and socializing with you in Hearts Delight…..cherish your memories of the happy times you had together. Keeping you in our prayers, God bless!
Dear Loretta and Family,
Margaret and I were saddened to hear of Andy’s passing from Anne and Archie a loss to yourselves, Ibrox and Glasgow has lost another loyal son. We have such fond memories of you both at Carolyn’s wedding in Banff and at the Stampede in Calgary, we can’t imagine how difficult this time is for you all , knowing Andy for even a short time was a privilege.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Love Margaret and Ian, Achnacarry , Scotland
So very sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. Andy was a very sweet man and loved being in his company. Loved hearing him talk and that beautiful smile. You have lots of beautiful memories that’s for sure.
May Andy Rest In Peace.
Loretta n family,our deepest condolences on Andy’s passing,please know our thoughts and prayers are with u all.God Bless
Loretta and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. May your precious memories help at this difficult time.
Sheila and Evan
Loretta we are sadden to hear of Andy’s passing .we send our deepest sympathy.
Gary and family, I’m terribly sorry to hear your Dad has passed away. I remember him while working at Woodgroup for a period of time. We had many laughs and chats.. Rest Easy Andy..
To Loretta and family. We were deeply saddened when we arrived back from the cabin today and saw that Andy had passed away. In fact, I intended to call you within the next few days to see how he was doing before I learned 0f his passing.. We know that this is a very difficult time for you. May you be comforted by those ar0und y0u. I had occasion to be in Andy’s company a few times in the past and found him to be a very nice person. We trust that the memories of him will help you in the years ahead. We extend our deepest condolences to the family’ Alfred & Alice
Sad to see a good friend and brother past away. God has another angel.
Condolence to family.
Please accept my deepest sympathy, I can’t begin to know how you’re feeling right now and hopefully you are surrounded by family. Andy and I met in the sixties while working in Paisley we both lived in the same town and were members of the same Masonic lodge and became good friends. But life has a habit of taking us in directions and we lost touch ,only to be reunited by of all things Facebook fairly recently. We shared some memories of old colleagues and I had hoped we might meet sometime, Rest easy Andy
So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing; my sincere condolences to you and your family.
Dear Loretta & Family,
My husband Charles & I wish to express our deepest sympathy to you & all your Family as you mourn Andy’s passing. We remember your kind hospitality to us both when we were neighbours on Trebble Place. We wish you fond memories & peace at this sad time.
Charles & Elaine Smith
Loretta, so many great memories with you and Andy. So sorry to hear of Andy’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Jim & Diane Rogers
Loretta and family, so very sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. May your wonderful memories help at this very difficult time. May he RIP.
Claudine and Ed
My deepest condolences to all the family. H rather LeShana
Loretta, So sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Take comfort in the happy times you shared together and treasure all your wonderful memories. They will be a great source of comfort to you in the days ahead and will stay with you forever.
Loretta please accept our sincere condolences. So sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. May he R.I.P.
Ray and Esther Wickens
I knew Andy from parties at Chris Ryan’s over the years. He sang “Caledonia” more beautifully than anyone I know. I had the honor to accompany him a few times. Whenever I hear this song I think of him.
God speed, Andy. Rest in peace. MJ
Loretta, our sincere sympathy on the passing of Andy. We feel blessed to have gotten to know him somewhat and to have had occassion to spend time with him since returning to NL. Our hearts are with you and yours at this time. Hold tight to your memories for they are the tools we are given to defeat death and help our loved ones live on as time advances into months and years ahead. Hugs and God bless.
Loretta, I am so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing.. My
condolences to you and family. Sadly, he will be missed.
My deepest sympathy on the passing of your husband..
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
To Loretta, Gary and all the family.
We feel so lucky to have had Andy as a friend. We did not agree on many things but that never mattered one bit. So much love in one wee guy.
Loretta and Family!
We are so sorry to hear that Andy has passed. We have very fond memories of him at Socials and especially remember his sense of humour and his beautiful singing of Caledonia . Please accept our sincere sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad difficult time.
Loretta I am so very very sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. What a truly lovely man he was, and boy oh boy what a Dancer !! Soooo light on his feet ????
My sincerest condolences to you & Gary and the family
Will raise a glass tonight while playing Caledonia . He was quite the man
Heartfelt hugs to you all ????
I’m so sorry, Gary. Your Dad and I butted heads a lot when I was growing up, but I’m very sorry to hear of his untimely passing. Sending you and all the rest of his family love and strength during this difficult time.
My sincere sympathy on your loss, Loretta.
Loretta & family, we are so sorry for your loss. Andy was a sweet & kind man who never had a bad word to say about anyone. He will certainly be missed by all of us. Take comfort in your memories. Love, Gertie & Mel
To my Dear Friend Loretta and family:,
My friend Andy was a gentleman,, very funny and loved by all he had the kindest heart.
My late husband Steve and I lived in Halifax for 2 Years Andy helped us settle in and took us to his favourite nightspots O’Carrolls,.
I’m glad I had the opportunity to see him last year knowing I may not see him again..
Sorry I can’t be there to pay my respects .
A few days may—a few years must
Repose us in the silent dust