Frederick John Andrew, BASc’47
With deep sadness we announce the passing of Frederick John Andrew in New Westminster, BC, on December 19, 2011, at the age of 87. Fred was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Marjorie Gladys Andrew (née McKnight) in 2001. He is survived by his four daughters: Elaine, Joyce, MSc’86 (James), Jane (John), and Kathy (Michael); 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Fred worked as an engineer and then chief engineer for the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission (IPSFC) for 39 years designing and building fishways that enabled salmon to ascend high-velocity streams to their spawning grounds, mainly in the Fraser River system. He also contributed to designing and building spawning channels to increase spawning habitat on many Fraser River tributaries. After years of improving salmon habitat and fighting against dams on the Fraser River system, Fred retired from IPSFC and formed Andrew Consulting Ltd., and continued to work for several years on fisheries and environmental issues.
Fred enjoyed a fulfilling retirement: volunteering with the South Burnaby Garden Club, BC Council of Garden Clubs, Balance and Dizziness Disorder Society, and Burnaby Lake trail and habitat improvements; philanthropy with numerous charities; and hobbies of gardening, playing bridge and reading.
Fred was a kind and generous man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a dedicated family man whose greatest joy was spending time with his wife and family. Family recreation included water skiing, snow skiing, camping, boating, and curling, as well as touring every lake, stream and hydroelectric dam in the Pacific Northwest. He treasured his family and many friends, and will be greatly missed for their many happy times together. He worked tirelessly to improve the environment and to make the world a better place. He was deeply loved and will be missed.