Dubois, André “Andy”

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of André “Andy” Dubois on December 4, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones at 78 years of age. We are comforted knowing that Dad passed peacefully and has reunited with Mom (“Pumpkin”) Judy Dubois (née Bélanger predeceased). Darling father of Lise Constantineau (Yvon predeceased), Denise Dudar (Ron), André Jr. Dubois (Heather), Louise Lanteigne (Pierre) and Roxane Dubois-Rickard (Allan). Son of Alphonse and Mathilda (née Brabant) both predeceased. Andy is survived by his brother Sylvio “Sy” (wife Kim predeceased) and his sister Yvonne Brosseau (husband René predeceased). Cherished brother to his predeceased siblings Roy, Rosaire, Frank, Adelard, René, Thérèse and Lorraine. Andy’s memories will live on and fill the hearts of his twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren forever! Mike (Jodie), Jay (Dan), Matt (Courtney), Karly (Sydney), Nick, Alexie, Sophie (Max), Emilie, Jayden, Andre “Budster” (Jessibelle), Celina and Derek (predeceased). Sienna, Reid, Mackenna, Kaitlyn, Alex, Haidyn and her baby sister Angel who greeted him with open arms alongside grandpa Yvon and great-grandma Judy. Andy also leaves behind his significant companion Raymonde and it’s without a doubt he sure enjoyed her company and their adventures. Andy was a man of positivity and dwelled on the good. He always said, life is what you make of it, and he was a true example. He reminded us, all many times that he had a great life, would not have changed a thing and that he would do it all over again. He created his own silver lining by seeing the brighter side. He believed in a good night’s sleep, and that tomorrow is a new day. He was a TRUE family man at heart and would do anything for the people in his life. Andy will be incredibly missed by his family and friends on Lang Lake. Jean-Guy and Bob’s brotherly connection with him created memorable moments. They always looked out for one another. Andy loved his life at the lake and proudly cared for his paradise and toys. If he wasn’t splitting wood, he was tending to one project or planning another. His motto was “keep busy” and believed that this kept him youthful! He enjoyed hunting, fishing, picking raspberries and everything else in between. He loved spending time with family and friends and welcomed everyone to his “Paradise". Dad naturally captivated everyone’s attention with his storytelling, his whistling, his passion for clocks and his good food. We had our own personal weatherman, not a storm went by without notification. Let me tell you!!! His legacy will live on by the lessons he taught us by example, and the strong will he imparted on us. He shared his warmth through his smile, his thoughtfulness through his actions, his sincerity in his eyes and never to forget those fabulous dimples! A gathering will be limited to the immediate family due to the current pandemic situation. A genuine thank you to the Espanola Regional Hospital staff who went above and beyond. Memorial donations can be made to Espanola Regional Hospital Foundation, www.erhf.ca. Questions regarding donations may be directed to Terri Noble:tnoble@erhhc.on.ca 705-869-1420 Ext. 3591, 825 McKinnon Dr., Espanola, ON P5E 1R4.

Our “Bushman” simply loved life!


6 Condolences

  1. Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.A good neighbour and friend for many years. He raised a beautiful family that any parent would be proud of.
    Wishing you all peace.

    By: brooks matthews and family
    December 17, 2021
  2. Sending my sincere condolences to the Dubois family during this difficult time. I am so sad to hear this news today.
    I would like to share that Andy was a wonderful ‘second DAD’ during my early years living on Garland Crescent – I was just another blonde-haired girl that followed him around in the pack of blonde kids that admired him so. The comments bring back such heartfelt memories; taking us to church (so we could get ice cream afterwards), taking us to camp, taking us on the boat, taking us to cut wood!…..(of course, we never cut wood, just wandered around being pests!) And yes, he was always whistling (which gave us girls a heads up when we were attempting to get in trouble), the hundreds of stories (that got longer and more embellished at every telling), the weatherman (…get/take a damn coat!), and of course….100% those iconic dimples that were always present – because he always had a warm, welcoming smile!!

    He was a true family man and will be sadly missed by so many – including many of us at an extended reach. Time may have moved on, but he holds a special spot in many hearts that knew him so well! Much love to everyone xoxo

    By: Stephanie (Lackey) and family
    December 9, 2021
  3. Condolences to the Dubois and extended family. Judy and Andy were a warm and welcoming couple when we arrived so long ago on Garland Cresent. We spent many New Years Eve’s celebrations together at “the school dance” – and the memories and great times will not be forgotten.

    By: Sharon (and Don) Lackey and family
    December 9, 2021
  4. Our sincerest condolences to the Dubois family. It is difficult to realize he is gone. He was a wonderful friend and neighbour for over 20 years, and we will miss him. “Always room for improvement” was one of his favourite responses when asked how he was……not a bad adage to live by. He will live on in our memories for many years to come.

    By: Marcel and Evelyn Rancourt
    December 8, 2021
  5. Condolences to Andy’s family. He was a good friend and will be terribly missed by both of us, but never forgotten.
    Richard and Gail

    By: Richard and Gail Foucault
    December 8, 2021
  6. Our deepest condolences Denise, Ron, Karly, Sydney, Nick and to your entire family. Your father was such a nice man! Thinking of all of you.

    By: Sue and Leo Verrilli
    December 8, 2021

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