Dykes, Andrew John

June 5, 1944 – January 17, 2022
at the age of 77 years

We hope you can join us on Sat Feb the 12th 3-6 pm at the Copper Island Pub.

It is with great sadness in our hearts and most loving of memories, that we share the passing of our Andy.

Andy was born in Saskatoon, SK and lived in Sherwood Park outside of Edmonton AB, then moved to Blind Bay, BC in 2007.

The life together with his wife Shirley of 59 years and married for 53, brought with it many great adventures. His great pride in life were his daughters, Christine & husband Cory Grundberg, Jennifer & partner Todd Butler and their extended families.  His beloved grandchildren Bryce Dykes & wife Shanna and extended family, Ariana Robella, Ryean Rasmussen & partner Keith Schmidt, Kade & Jaedenn Rasmussen, his great-grandchildren Sophia & Charlie Rose Dykes and Jasper Schmidt.

He was predeceased by his parents James & Nettie Dykes, and will be dearly missed by his sister Margaret Telford & family, brother Jim Dykes and wife Lillian, along with his extended family and many great friends. Andy touched the lives of so many with his big smiles, big stories and big dreams. He made it known that he lived his life to the fullest and had no regrets.

There were no goodbyes, but rather he would say, “See you all on the other side”.

In memory of our Andy, we look forward to raising a glass to toast the wonderful life he had. We hope you can join us on Sat Feb the 12th 3-6 pm at the Copper Island Pub. Leave your sadness at the door, but rather bring your stories, your laughs and your memories of the good times you shared with Andy.


  1. My deepest condolences to Shirley, Christine, Jen and family. So very sorry for your loss of your husband and dad. I know how very much you will all miss him. Thinking of you and sending much love.

  2. Sincerest sympathy to Shirley, Christine and Jen and all the families. Andy will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers are with you.

  3. I couldn’t believe it when I heard that Andy had passed away I’m sending big hugs to you Shirley and your family! He will definitely be missed!

  4. Dear Shirley and family,

    It is with great sadness and shock that we heard of the passing of Your wonderful Andy. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. It’s hard to believe that a man with that much zest for life has left this world. He knew how to tell a story like no one else we have ever met. Whenever you would see him, you knew you were in a treat for his wonderful humour. We will have fond memories of the time that we spent together with you both. We are sure he is having a drink with all his friends and family that have left this world before him. You will be missed Andy.. Shirley and family, please know that you will all be in our prayers and thoughts during this hard time. Lov Jennie and Paul

  5. Andy was the kind of neighbour who always had a friendly word, shared a joke, and was ready to help with anything.
    The sound of drums also told us that he was enjoying life.
    In keeping with your Scottish heritage Andy, ‘your soul will never fade away, you’ll live forever where the pipers play’.
    We’ll all miss you.

  6. When I moved to Blind Day 12 years ago there’s a sign on the Trans Canada highway that says Blind Bay where your neighbours become your friends, Andy you were a true friend and will be sadly missed.

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