In Loving Memory of
Andrew Cassells McBride
1936 ~ 2022
Obituary of Andrew Cassells McBrideIt is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Andrew McBride at Hospice Niagara on October 28. He was in his 86th year. Andrew was a loving husband to Eileen, and father to Russ (Teresa) and Tracey (Laura). He was the deeply loved Grandpa to Andrew (Ksenia), Alesia (Ian), and Benjamin. Andrew will be remembered fondly by his sisters-in-law Margaret (Bryan), Helen (John), and Jean (the late Jim) and his nieces and nephews in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Andrew and Eileen came to Canada in 1972 from Belfast, Northern Ireland to give their children a chance at a better life. It was a remarkable sacrifice to make and their children are forever grateful for their parents having done so. Andrew worked for many years as a foreman at Firestone Tire and Rubber in Hamilton, and later at Eaton Yale. He earned a reputation as a tireless worker who was a role model for others.
In retirement, Andrew would take long walks every morning and became a much recognized figure on these outings when wearing his bright orange toque. What Andrew loved more than anything was family. He was happily married to Eileen for 57 years. He doted on his grandchildren, rarely missing a soccer or hockey game, Kung Fu exhibition or the chance to spoil them and make them laugh and smile.They are all devastated
by his passing.
Andrew’s family would like to recognize a number of people who were involved in his care over the past year. Thanks go to Dr. Koudos and Dr. Conen at the Walker Cancer Centre for their efforts and their kindness. Also, thanks go to Dr. Manser, Dr. Dooler, and Nurse Pratibha Verma from the Niagara Region Palliative Care team for the excellent care they provided. Very special thanks go to the team at Hospice Niagara (Nurses: Kendra, Mych, Jessica, Drew, Suman,Meighan, Amanda,Jen, Danielle, Barb. PSWs: Jeff, Chris, Sande, Frances. Chef: Judi). This wonderful team took loving care of Andrew and his family enabling him to have a
beautifully peaceful death after many days of suffering. We cannot thank them enough.
Essentials Cremation and Burial Services has been entrusted with arrangements. As per Andrew’s wishes, cremation has taken place, to be followed by a private interment. Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of life which will take place on Saturday, November 5 at the Delphi Banquet Hall (4414 Portage Rd) in Niagara Falls from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. As per the family's request, all guests are asked to bring and wear a mask while in the Delphi Hall. Brief remarks and reflections at 1:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to Hospice Niagara or the War Amps would be appreciated by the family.
This life for me has truly passed
I loved you all till the very last
Weep not for me but courage take
And love one another for my sake
A Celebration of LifeDate: November 5, 2022
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Delphi Banquet Hall
4414 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, ON
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Emilio and Debbie Cristiano
Sorry for your loss of your father, father -in- law and grandpa.
He will be greatly missed
Love Emilio and Debbie
Eileen, Russ, Teresa, Tracey, Laura, and Families,
Sending our deepest condolences to the entire family on the passing of Andy. He was truly a special man and will be missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. May you treasure all the beautiful memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Merilena, Doug, Victoria & Deanna
Our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts.
Daniele, Bernadette, Aidan and Declan Cristiano
Eileen and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Andy was a wonderful man who will be truly missed by everyone. Please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Love Lina and Tony
Dear Russ, Teresa, Andrew and Alesia, we are saddened to hear about the passing of your dear father, father-in-law and grandpa. We know that you’ve all been through so much as he dealt with his cancer and will be greatly missed by you and your extended family.
Praying that you will find comfort and solace during this difficult time.
To Eileen and
Thinking about you all at this sad time . Andy was much loved and will be sadly missed
From Edna Frankie and family
To Russ, Teresa and the Entire Family, our deepest condolences. We will always remember him at Alesia’s soccer games and the pleasure he had watching them and for his long walks.
Rob, Sue, Grace and the rest of the Manco Family.
Sorry for your loss, my condolences.
Mrs. McBride, Russ, Tracey and the entire family I want to offer our condolences to you. Rob DePetris and Family
Dear Teresa and Russ. We are sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. May he Rest In Peace. Love Michael and Ana María Cristiano and family.