Andre R. Dorais

November 21, 1956 - January 6, 2022
January 10, 2022 5 Condolences Print Obituary

“The End: Part One: This is the title of the book Andre was going to write. It refects his journey over the last six years, the fact that the doctors gave us the “you only have a few days left” talk more than once but my beautiful man kept proving them wrong. And that this is only the first part of his story, we will continue it in paradise.

Andre leaves to mourn, his « beautiful bride » Carole, his girl Skye, his Maman Suzanne, parents-in-law Agnes and Don (Ginette), sisters and brothers Catherine (Ed) Plesko, Jean (Stacey), Bill (Judy) Stewart, Marie (Mike) Statnyk, Debbie Mills, Stephen (Kimmie) Mills, Donnie (Anastasia) Mills and his nieces and nephews who he loved so dearly, Madeleine, Simon, Gabrielle, Sophie, Jodi, Kyla, Michael, Lucia, Grace, Lydia, Jade, Darrian, Amanda, Kristopher, Sara, Zack, Lennon, Kash and Jackson and the many others who called him Uncle, in Edmonton, Yellowknife, Kugluktuk, Inuvik, Whitehorse, Ottawa and Treasure Beach. Andre was pre-deceased by his father Leo, his sister Ann-Marie and his nephew Stephen Jr.

Thank you to his stellar medical team who helped him fight his Multiple Myeloma diagnosis for the last six years at the Cross Cancer Institute.

In his last days we played reggae and songs from our Jamaican wedding. When a song would end, he would let out a heavy sigh. In his last hours, I Carole walked with him from their round room at Segree’s, to Cynthia’s kitchen for ackee, callaloo and johnny cakes, across the creek to Eggy’s cool shade, down the beach, into the warm sea and floating in the gentle waves of Frenchman’s bay, Treasure Beach, Jamaica. His last day, he was struggling hard to communicate; his last word was “love”. A message to us all. Thank you to all who made our life so precious and for your kind words and support in these very difficult days.

A simple ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 2:00pm, Trinity Funeral Home.

We will be cremating Andre, and bringing his ashes to spread in the three places he loved the most: Ottawa to be with his Dad and sister and in Yellowknife and Treasure Beach. Dates still to be determined.

One love.💜

  1. À Mme Suzanne, Catherine, Jean, Carole et toute la famille, nos plus sincères sympathies. C’est avec une très grande peine que nous avons appris le départ d’André. Nous avions été très touchés qu’il soit venu à Montréal l’été dernier lors du décès de notre père Yvon car, comme il le disait, les liens entre nos deux familles sont profonds. C’est avec bonheur que nous nous étions retrouvés. Les dernières années, nous gardions contact à distance à travers nos mères et par le lien indéfectible d’une enfance partagée. Son humanité, sa lumineuse gentillesse vont nous manquer mais vont continuer à nous accompagner. « One love », comme il l’écrivait. « Il y a longtemps que je t’aime, jamais je ne t’oublierai. »

  2. Dear Carole and all your families: We are so incredibly sorry for your loss and also saddened that we never had the opportunity to meet the very special person you have shared your life with. Lots of love and hope for peace and comfort in the days ahead from Wayne, Judy and family.

  3. For all who loved Andre my deepest condolences. I feel so very blessed to have known this wonderful person who always would make you feel good when in his presence. May we all cherish our memories of Andre and hold within us the very best of who he showed us we all could and should be.

  4. Our deepest love too you Carole. Andre was truly a wonderful generous smart and very funny man. We could all see his deep love for you, family and friends.
    The short period we had to know him – we loved him dearly. We will miss Andre
    But live on with his spirit stories and memories. Judy and Bill

  5. Heart felt condolences to you Carol and your family. May sweet memories help ease the pain of your loss.
    2 Corinthians 5:1-8; New International Version (NIV)
    Awaiting the New Body
    5 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
    6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

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