ANDREWS- Vera Araminta Andrews of Brooks, Alberta died in the Brooks Health Centre on January 21, 1987 at the age of 101 years.
She was born at Lamont, Iowa, U.S.A. and taught school there.
She met and married Charles Wesley Andrews on February 22, 1909 and homesteaded at Lomond, Alberta in 1911 retiring to Brooks in 1949.
She was a long-time member of the Brooks United Church and the U.C.W.J.
She was predeceased by her husband on January 4, 1955.
Surviving are her children, Edith Gulland of Victoria, B.C., Dorothy Kennedy of Toronto, Lolamae and her husband Stead Hooper of Lethbridge, Irwin Andrews and his wife Lillian of Lethbridge, Charles Andrews and his wife Martha of Bow City, Ruby and her husband Harold Witting of New Westminister, B.C., Doug Andrews and his wife Audrey of Calgary and Vera Andrews of Comox, B.C., 23 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, a sister Edith Jenks of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 24 at 1 :30 p.m. in Brooks United Church with the Reverend Jim Hamilton and the Reverend Wes Hutton officiating. Interment followed in the Brooks Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Floyd Sande, Marvin Voleski, Henry Thompson, Russell Honess, Richard Teasedale and Mike Osadczuk. Active pallbearers were Jim Butlin, Don Andrews, Bill Andrews, David Andrews, Stephen Andrews and Patrick Andrews.
If friends desire memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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ANDREWS – Charles Wesley Andrews, 80 passed away in Brooks on Tuesday, Jan. 4 and funeral services were schedules to be held from Brooks United Church on Friday, Jan, 7, at two o’clock with Rev. H. B. Illsey officiating.
The late Mr. Andrews came to Canada from North Dakota in 1910, settling in the Lomond district. One of the pioneers of that district, he remained until 1950 when he retired and moved to Brooks.
Left to mourn his loss are his wife, Vera; three sons, Irwin of Lethbridge, Charles, of Eyremore and Douglas, of Brooks; six daughters; Edith Gulland, of Campbell River, B.C., Dorothy Kennedy, of Toronto, Lola Hoster of Pearce River, Margaret Butlin, of Calgary, Ruby Witting, of Vance B.C., and Miss Vera Andrews of Vance, B.C. and one sister, Mrs. May Heckell, of California .
Brooks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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