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:firstname.lastname@example.org 705-869-1420 Ext. 3591, 825 McKinnon Dr., Espanola, ON P5E 1R4.
Our “Bushman” simply loved life!