Joseph Jacques André “Andy” Cadotte
Joseph Jacques André “Andy” Cadotte, aged 90 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Friday, February 4th, 2022 after a short battle with cancer.
Andy was born on January 29th, 1932 in Grand Mere, Quebec to the late Wilbrod Cadotte and Yvonne (Coté) Cadotte. He was the 9th child of 13. Andy joined the Military and trained as a Firefighter. His first posting was to England where he met and married a plucky British gal named Judy Mills. Together they travelled overseas and back to Canada a number of times before being posted and settling in Moose Jaw, SK. Andy retired from the Air Force in 1977. To keep active in retirement, he worked at Sears and the Moose Jaw Art Museum.
Andy was a quiet man who loved keeping up with current events and world news. He was fully bilingual and could recall trivia dates and times like an encyclopedia and was appropriately called “the professor” by one of his close friends. Andy had a great sense of humour and enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren get up to mischief. He had a twinkle in his eye for the love of a good joke and good laugh!
After retiring, Andy and Judy enjoyed some travel to the United States and back overseas. They led quiet lives and appreciated walking and bird watching in Wakamow Valley, and spending time with their family. When Judy passed away in 2016, Andy joined the retirement community of Points West and was well taken care of by the many staff and residents.
He was predeceased by his wife, Judy; parents, Wilbrod and Yvonne; and siblings: Gérard, Marie-Jeanne, Marguerite, Madeline, Louise-Hèléne, Roger, Rachel, Gilles, Jean-Guy, and Denise. Andy will be sadly missed by his brother, Claude (Gisèle); sister, Suzanne (Jean Pierre); daughter: Yvette (Henri) and their children Faith (Troy), Raymond (Laura) and Mark (Lori); son, Richard and his children Hallie and Dustin; daughter, Lauren (Dave) and their children Michaela (Troy), Adam (Amanda), and Brandon (Kelsi); daughter, Caroline (Dana) and their children Matt (Denise), and Kyle; son, Danny and his children Joshua and Leon; as well as 9 great-grandchildren.
Thank you to those who were a bright spot in Andy’s life, including the staff at Points West, Homecare and Pioneer Lodge.
“We love you and will miss you Dad”
A Private Memorial Service will take place at a future date. Andy was an advocate for children struggling all over the world and if you so choose, donations to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y4 in Andy’s name would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550