November 11, 1921 – September 21, 2011
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our Husband, Father and Grandfather and Great-Grandfather Andy Foster. Andy is survived and will be missed by his wife Peggy, two sons, two daughters and two step-daughters. Kenneth (Gerrie); Dennis (Diane); Andrea all of Courtenay BC., daughter Debbie of Prince Rupert BC., step-daughters Donna and Carol (Gord) of Nanaimo, as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his step-son Gary (Gail) and brother Alex.
Andy was born and raised in Cumberland and lived on the family farm on Grant Road until such time he enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada on the 24th June 1940. He served in Canada, United Kingdom, Central Mediterranean Area and Continental Europe (Sicily and Holland) and was discharged on November 23, 1945. He was a lifetime member of the Legion.
Andy was a truck driver and loved to drive. He worked for Van West Logging, West Coast Freight and later retired from Johnston Terminal.
Although most of his life had been spent in the Comox Valley Andy and Peggy spent the last 17 years happily residing in Nanaimo.
Andy would have been 90 years old on November 11th.
Special thanks, to the Doctors and nurses in the Palliative Care Unit of Nanaimo Hospital.
There will be no Service at Andy’s request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Andy’s name to a charity of your choice.
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”