August 28, 1929 – January 21,2022
At the age of 92 Adrien/André/Andy passed peacefully in his home. Born in Chénéville Quebec, André was orphaned at a very young age. He is predeceased by his parents Osias and Justine (nee Lacasse) Turpin and his 5 siblings.
In his teens he set out to work in the Quebec logging industry. Taking on work whenever and wherever one can at his age provided him with a strong work ethic. He suffered a life changing workplace injury which brought him to Sudbury for treatment where he met the love of his life Claudette (Seguin). They married in 1960 and had 3 children Susan (Robert), Terry (John) and Gary (Sylvie). He loved his grandchildren Sarah, Christine, Valerie, Kieran and Mathieu. Tractor rides, pool fun and campfires Grampa made will be cherished memories. If you asked André, his greatest accomplishment was his family.
Andy was a mechanic by trade and his creativeness and quick mind brought a solution to any need. He loved nature. Fishing, hunting, camping and gardening were among his favourites. Welcomed to the Seguin family, he, Claudette and her 7 siblings spent many weekends together enjoying the French River area. Adrien’s attachment to nature came with an inexplicable ability to draw pets and wildlife. Dogs, pheasant, duck, deer, moose, turkey, fox all came to see him when he was on the “607”. We attributed it to his soft voice and gentle manner.
André will always be remembered for his great sense of humour yet shy demeanor. A gentleman to the end he would always insist on ladies first.
A very heartfelt thank you to the staff at Chartwell Barton Retirement Home in Newmarket for their compassionate care and friendship. His time at Chartwell gave both Andy and his family fond memories.
A private celebration of Adrien’s life and love for his family will be held in the spring at the Notre Dame de Lourdes cemetery in Alban, Ontario.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children where Terry and Gary were born. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted with the O’Neill Funeral, Stouffville.
I was early taught to work as well as play, my life has been a long one. Full of work and full of play, I drop the worry on the way. And God was good to me every day.