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Violet McAndrews

It is with great sadness the family announces the death of Violet “Vi” Alice McAndrews (Jones) in her 101st year. Surrounded by her loving family, Mum and Nana passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 at Extendicare Starwood Nursing Home, Ottawa, ON. Born in Saint John, NB, she was the wife of the late Valentine G. McAndrews and daughter of the late Frederick and Selena Bertha (Elliott) Jones.
Deeply cherished, she is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ann (Patti) Matchem (Clarence) of Ottawa, her two grandchildren, Nick (Kavee) and Chris and several nieces and nephews. Violet was the last surviving member of her immediate family. A special heartfelt thank you to Pat Laming, for her support and compassion.
Vi had a varied career beginning with MRA’s. She and her husband owned and operated the “Friendly Stall” in the Saint John City Market for many years. She was one of the first lady “butchers”. She worked at Dominion Food on Union Street as Meat Manager. In 1965 Vi became a custodian with the Saint John District School Board spending over 30 happy years at New Albert School on the Westside retiring at the age of 80.
Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John, NB (634-1965) with visiting on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 12:10 PM. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Starwood Family Support Group, 114 Starwood Road, Ottawa, ON K2G 3N5 or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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