Mrs. Melva Mavis Andrews passed away in Stettler on May 16, 2015 at the age of 79 years. Melva was the youngest child of eight, to parents Gottlieb and Christina Metzger. Melva married her soul mate Robert Andrews on October 25, 1952, they moved to the Botha area in 1965 until they retired in the early 80’s. Bob and Melva loved to travel. They toured for 23 years visiting Arizona and most of the other states. Melva enjoyed knitting and crocheting, she spent many hours making doilies and special wall hangings for her children and grandchildren. Many days off fishing and camping with Bob and friends they met along their travels. They spent time taking a few cruises, which Melva didn’t like the motion of the boat…and a train ride through the Rocky Mountains. Melva and Bob moved to Red Deer in 2005 and just moved back to Stettler in 2014. Melva is survived by her son Donald and wife Diane and grandchildren Angela, Robert (Janene), Calvin and great granddaughter Adalyn Andrews; daughter Lois and husband Larry Robinson, grandchildren Michelle, Micheal (Christina), great grandsons Logan Anderson and Grayden Robinson. Melva is also survived by her in laws: Harold Ray, Sylvie Metzger, Mary Metzger, Loretta Bradly, Roger (Janet) Andrews, Joan Stevenson, Larry (Wanda) Andrews, Dave (Claire) Andrews, Joyce Rogers and Danny (Brenda) Andrews; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Melva was predeceased by her parents Gottlieb and Christina Metzger and infant son Robert Kenneth Andrews; brothers: Norman, Elmer, and Edward, sisters: Freda, Eileen, Selma and Hilda; and her husband Robert Roy Andrews just last year. A memorial service to commemorate Melva’s life was held on May 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Carolyn Langford of St. George’s Anglican Church officiating. Following the service Melva was laid to rest in the Lake View Cemetery after which a reception and fellowship was held at the Heartland Reception Centre with the Botha UCW graciously preparing the lunch. Condolences may be viewed or sent to the family at:
www.stettlerfuneralhome.com. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Melva, memorial contributions may be made to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your own choice in care of Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0.