Andrew Bernard Monroe

December 3, 1965 - September 19, 2023
October 2, 2023 15 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with saddened hearts the family of Andrew Bernard Monroe announce his passing on September 19, 2023 at the age of 57 years.

Andrew, “Andy” (to his family and coworkers), “Blue” (to his friends), grew up with his mom and dad and older brother moving around a lot, across the country, and so lived in many places. One of his fondest memories was enjoying playing on the basketball team in junior high; and dirt bike riding with his friends was his most favourite pastime.

He worked many jobs for his dad and became a cook at a young age. He developed an appreciation for good food and really enjoyed cooking for others. He later became a journeyman welder and took great pride in his work. He was a member of the Ironworkers’ Union Local 720 and lived by the motto, “I’m an ironworker, we don’t give up”, until the very end.

He was most proud of having his two sons and so happy to have two granddaughters. He was a well-grounded person and true to his old-school beliefs and hippie lifestyle. He wasn’t afraid to speak his mind, and when he saw a wrong, he stood up and spoke. To his friends, Blue showed many times his caring nature, helping them in any way he could, supporting their efforts to better their lives, whether it was financially, material means or coaching and motivating them to succeed.

His dream was to live a quiet, acreage lifestyle with his last love, Suzanne, growing the highest medical-grade cannabis, and waking up early every morning to go fishing.  He had an interest in learning to play harmonica and guitar, and to develop his singing. He had a great laugh and a-many of them which others enjoyed and commented on.

He enjoyed watching cartoons and movies, listening to Whiskey Blues, and creating abstract paintings and various artwork to gift to his friends. He loved colour, so would add colour to many pieces of art and furniture and was never shy about saying there should be more colour on something! He also loved animals, particularly dogs, and he absolutely treasured his “Bella”.

His dream was to leave a legacy behind to pass down to his two sons and granddaughters, but sadly his time was cut short before he could make it happen. He had many good business ideas which he wanted to start and dreamed of having an annual outdoor concert each year to bring people together and for a good time. He would have loved to go to Cuba for a holiday and to go visit his Mom in Quebec.

Andy is survived by his ex-wife, Margaret “Peggy” Brown; his children, Jesse Monroe, Nicolas (Justice) Monroe; his granddaughters, Mira (3 years old) and Mia (1 year old); his mom, Emma Leblanc; his dad, Bernard Monroe; brother, Daniel Monroe; and his girlfriend, Suzanne Brauti.

A private family visitation has been held with cremation to follow by Trinity Funeral Home. His cremated remains will be held in Suzanne’s care until a scattering at his chosen resting place. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Andy’s/Blue’s memory to .

For those of us who cared for him, he leaves a lasting impression on our lives and in our hearts. We love you Blue, and we will never forget you!

  1. I KNEW big Blu for many years. He was the best of friends with my brother Dan Hodson.
    Just loyalty to their friendship was unmistakable he was always there to lend a hand.
    I never knew what got in between him and his family but whatever it was time fell short and they never recovered a positive outlook on each other.
    Now with him gone it is upto them to live with the regret for not healing past ties.
    Blu. I will always remember you with fondness of the times we spent.
    Sail on good buddy. You will be missed by some of us.

    • Thank you Doug. Blue did talk about your brother Dan as being his closest friend. He missed him, that’s for sure. I’m glad you KNEW him. Look forward to visiting there. Sincerely, Sue

  2. My deepest condolences to the entire family for your loss , May his soul rest in eternal peace Amen 🙏🏾

    • Thank you so much much my friend 💕🤗

  3. Love you blue always did good times we had

    • 💕

  4. My sympathy of your loss to Suzanne and family at this time of pain and discomfort. You are in my prayers

    • Thank you Garry, you’re a good friend. 💚

  5. So sorry for the family and friends of Andy. He was a kind gentle soul who was a good man who had values and a good moral compass. He was always a hard worker and I enjoyed our one on one talks every so often. RIP.

    • Thank you so much Keith. I appreciate you words.

    • Thank you very much Keith. I appreciate you words about Andy.

  6. My condolences to the family for your loss.I have fond memories hanging out with Blue , his art work and those big meals he made for all to eat.Blue had a huge heart……RIP….God Bless

    • Thank you bro, you knew Blue and saw his goodness and big heart. Love you ❤️

  7. I miss you Blue bear 🥺 love you 😚 from your T bear

  8. A plus for creative writing, we knew him very well.

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