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It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the Andy family announces the sudden passing of Edward Andy (“Neyokamig”) of the Moose Clan on Oct. 11, 2012.

Ed was predeceased by his beloved wife, Linda (nee Nelson); parents, Joseph Sr. and Bessie (nee Morrison); siblings, Josephine, Christine, and Jim; as well as his in-laws, Herb and Evelyn Nelson of Rainy River, Ont.

Ed is survived by his two daughters, Michelle and Heather; grandchildren, Vanessa and Lucius; brother, Joseph Jr. (“Nanabush”); as well as several nieces and nephews.

Ed was born in Big Grassy First Nation, Ont., where he spent a childhood filled with fond memories that he spoke of with great pride.

Ed met the love of his life and best friend, Linda, at New Moon Landing, where for all who knew Ed was a time he considered the best years of his life.

Ed and Linda shared wonderful memories of marriage, travel, and trips to various casinos. Ed also cherished the years raising his daughters with Linda and embraced becoming a Goompa to Vanessa as well as a Yeye to Lucius.

Vanessa will fondly remember her special drives when Goompa would tell stories. In recent years, it was common to see Yeye with Lucius on their regular walks to the park, the chip truck, rides on the bus, shopping together at Walmart, and the special day trips to Tinkertown, where Yeye spent the day co-piloting all the rides.

Ed also spoke of his long career in the Ontario Provincial Police service with great honour. Through his career, Ed established great friendships and was well-known for his great rapport for those he came across.

Ed’s traditional service will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at the Big Grassy Community Hall in Big Grassy starting at 10 a.m.

His wake will be held the night before, on Oct. 17, 2012 at 6 p.m., at the Big Grassy Narrows Community Hall.

In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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