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Chandler; Aubrey Lawrence

Posted By Obits On June 19, 2013 @ 5:26 am In Obituaries | 68 Comments


CHANDLER – Aubrey L, 72, of Beach Meadows, passed away peacefully, June 17, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 3rd, 1941, the first of four children to the late Felicia (Gaetz) and Kenneth Chandler. He worked the family farm; tending to cattle and working in the woods, until his late teens when he set off to make his own way.  His first job was as an attendant at the Dartmouth Hospital. He then joined the crew of an oil tanker and sailed to the States, Quebec and northern Canada.

He spent ten years in Toronto, where he eventually managed a Ziebart Rustproofing shop.  He returned to Liverpool in 1975 and was hired by the Bowater Mersey Paper Co. where he earned the position of Wood Room Supervisor. Aubrey retired from the mill in 2001 after working several years in the position of Mill Shift Supervisor.

Aubrey was a living example of the adage, “You can take the boy out of the Maritimes, but you can’t take the Maritimes out of the boy”. He was always a hard-working man who loved working his land, fishing and boating, driving fast cars, big trucks, and motorcycles. He was most at home on the sea and passed his love of the water, fast cars, big trucks and motorcycles on to his children. He will be remembered for his dry sense of humour, his quick wit and the sparkle in his eyes.

He loved Beach Meadows and gave back to the community as an active member of the Emmanuel United Church Board of Trustees, a member of the Manse Committee and as a director of The Beach Meadows Cemetery Society.

Aubrey was a family man who took great pride in his children and grandchildren. He was a loving husband to his wife of twenty-five years, Sheree, and a loving father to his daughter, Amanda, his son, Jacob, and his daughter, Lisa Chandler (Gordie Rhodenizer). Also left to mourn his passing are his sisters, Alethia (Mick,dec.) Keating and Laura Chandler,(Dave Hanley dec.), his grandchildren; Glen, Jessie, Anthony, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Olivia, and Briar, his great-grandchildren; William, Chelsea and Logan, his niece, Pam, and his nephews; Kenny, Tony and Tim.  He was pre-deceased by his son, Craig, his grandson, Kyle, his younger brother, Walter, and his oldest son, Jeffrey.

Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Beach Meadows Cemetery Society would be greatly appreciated. A celebration of Aubrey’s life will be held Thurs. June 20th from 7-9 pm in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. The funeral service will be held Fri. June 21st at 2:00 pm from Emmanuel United Church in Beach Meadows.  Following the committal service at Beach Meadows Community Cemetery, a reception will be held at Beach Meadows Community Hall. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com


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Condolence from Dianne and Ernie Croxen on June 19th, 2013 5:45 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss. No words can express or take away the sorrow but know that we care. And oh yes,I will always remember that sparkle in his eye..Love from us.

Condolence from Donna and David Dicks on June 19th, 2013 5:56 am

Our sincere condolences to the Chandler family. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from The Stevens Family on June 19th, 2013 6:33 am

Sheree, Jacob & family,

Gabe was so saddened and came home to tell us of Aubrey’s passing. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, and we pray that your memories keep Aubrey close to you always.

Sincerely, Heather, Gabe & family

Condolence from Susan Inglis on June 19th, 2013 6:34 am

Sheree, our thought are with you, Amanda, Jake and the rest of the family. Hold your memories close.

Susan, Rebecca and Kate

Condolence from April Moreau-Whynot on June 19th, 2013 6:36 am

Sheree , Jacob , Alethia , and all of Aubrey’s other family members ,
I am sending my deepest and sincere condolences on your loss. Aubrey was truly a unique man and will be missed by many. Find comfort in knowing he is at piece and with other family members who have gone before him. Sending you all my love at this sad and tough time.
April , Mike , Zack and Zoey Whynot

Condolence from brian and kim mansfield on June 19th, 2013 6:37 am

We are so sorry to hear of Aubreys passing.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.

Condolence from Enid MacKay on June 19th, 2013 6:39 am

To the Chandler family. My sincere sympathy.Aubrey always had a smile and usually a joke to share.My prayers are with you

Condolence from Joanne Muise on June 19th, 2013 6:49 am

Sheree,Amanda,Jacob and family:words can not express the sorrow I feel,he touched the lives of so many people,and brought so much laughter and joy to everyone close to him..my deepest sympathy&condolences to all of you..my thoughts and prayers are with you…love from Freda Muise,Joanne Muise&John Bridges,and Danny&Marie Muise and family.

Condolence from Verna and Artie and family on June 19th, 2013 7:08 am

Sheree, Amanda, Jacob and family, our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Noreen Dagley on June 19th, 2013 7:15 am

Lisa&family,Alethia &family,Sheree&family…..words can’t express the feeling of your Loss.Enjoy his memories,just imagine he had a few moments to make you laugh.Always loved talking&joking with him.Thinking of you,big hugs to all.Be strong, keep him close to your hearts.

Condolence from Margo & Borden Hanley on June 19th, 2013 7:29 am

So sorry to hear of Aubrey’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. God be with you all.

Condolence from Stewart & Rose Mooers on June 19th, 2013 7:40 am

To all the Chandler family our deepest sympathy on Aubrey’s passing. May your memories get you through this sad time. God Bless.

Condolence from sylvia verge on June 19th, 2013 8:18 am

I am so sorry to hear of Aubrey’s passing; i have know aub since he was a kid.
i will remember u all in my prayers

Condolence from Susanne Oickle on June 19th, 2013 8:40 am

My sincere thoughts are with you and the family at this time in your lives. He will never be far from your thoughts; you know Aubrey, he will be looking down at you all and keeping you safe. His kindness and humor were a few of his better quailities. May you be comforted in knowing that you are not alone. Family and friends are always there to lean on. Love Susanne

Condolence from MARILYN WHYNOT on June 19th, 2013 9:05 am


Condolence from Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett on June 19th, 2013 9:41 am

To Aubreys family and friends: We send our hearfelt condolences on your loss. Aubrey will be missed by all that knew him. Our prayers to you all. Sincerely, Curtis & Linda

Condolence from Chris Andrea Jessica Zack LaRocque on June 19th, 2013 10:03 am

Sheree and family, so sorry to hear about Aubreys passing. He was a kind soul and will be missed. Our thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from lewis and vicki conrad on June 19th, 2013 10:36 am

so sorry for your loss our prayers and thoughts are with you . i will surely miss him calling me Victoria he was one of two men that ever got away with it that is until jacob got old enough to talk.lol he will be missed but no more suffering may he rest in peace .

Condolence from Faith D’Eon on June 19th, 2013 11:04 am

Dear Alethia and family , sorry for the loss of your brother, Aubrey, John and I send our condolences and our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Cathy & Rollie Wentzell on June 19th, 2013 12:18 pm

Sheree, Amanda, Jacob and Family
We are saddened to hear of Aubrey’s
passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers
during this most difficult time.

Condolence from irving whynot on June 19th, 2013 12:23 pm

So sorry to hear of Aubreys passing.He was a friend,Worked with him for years. Irving and Jeanette whynot and family.

Condolence from Monica Roberts on June 19th, 2013 12:46 pm

Sheree, Jacob and family
Saddened to hear of your loss.Lydia used to laugh at how much he picked on her when at your house. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers . Take care
Mark, Monica, Lydia and Molly

Condolence from Boe Boutlier on June 19th, 2013 12:48 pm

Jacob and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss, your dad will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Take care
Boe and Marilyn

Condolence from Linda & Robert Trainor on June 19th, 2013 1:33 pm

Alethia & Family,
So sorry to hear of your brother, Aubrey’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with the whole family. Linda

Condolence from Leo Campbell on June 19th, 2013 2:32 pm

Sheree, Amanda and Jake.
From all of us at South Queens Junior High.

Condolence from Noel & Jean Dexter on June 19th, 2013 3:34 pm

To the family,
Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. God Bless.

Condolence from Lynn Farrell on June 19th, 2013 4:10 pm

Dear Sheree, Amanda, Jake and Alethia

I just now found out about Aubrey’s passing and would like to say how sorry I am to hear this. I didn’t know Aubrey well but what I knew I liked a lot. I’ll miss seeing him with Jake on the tractor rides down to mow the church. Thinking of you all. Lynn Farrell

Condolence from Jeff Miller on June 19th, 2013 4:46 pm

Sheree,Amanda and Jake,
Sorry to hear of Aubrey’s passing as we think of you all during this time. Remember the “Good Times” that you had with him!! Be strong Jake and look after your Mum as I’m sure you will make your Dad proud!!
Take Care,

Condolence from Dennis & Sherri Harrington on June 19th, 2013 5:00 pm

To The Family,
So very sorry for your sad loss, many friends share your sorrow.
He will be missed by all who knew him…take care .

Dennis & Sherri

Condolence from David Whynott on June 19th, 2013 5:12 pm

Sheree I am so sorry to hear of your loss.As I am sure you know Aubrey and I go back a long ways and I alwaws told him I was glad as young guys he was a friend and not an ememy. He was a great guy always and I am so sorry to hear of his loss. My heart goes out to you and his children and family.

David Whynott & family

Condolence from Shirley & Paul Shot on June 19th, 2013 5:21 pm

Sheree and family: It is with deep sadness we read of Aubrey’s passing. He will be missed by everyone who knew this quiet gentle man. Obtain strength from each other and know others feel your pain. God Bless!

Condolence from Renee Whynot on June 19th, 2013 5:24 pm

Sheree, Amanda and Jake,
I am so sorry for you loss. He was a wonderful man, and he has left many great memories for those who knew him. Queens County will be missing someone very special but his memory will always live on. Take care.

Condolence from Roslyn Rowter on June 19th, 2013 6:55 pm

Sheree, Amanda and Jake, our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in knowing that Aubrey’s suffering has ended and he is now at peace.
Hold on to your memories and he will be forever with you.
Thinking of you all.
Roslyn, Brad, Alexis & Parker

Condolence from Noweta Nickerson on June 19th, 2013 7:17 pm

Sheree, Amanda and Jake.
I was so saddened to read this news ,…..I met Aubrey many years ago as he was one of my customers at MacPherson’s,when I worked for Aliant, ..He scared me a-little,because I didn’t know him,…as you described his dry sense of humour, his quick wit and the sparkle in his eyes I didn’t know that about about him in the beginning……makes me emotional to think, that is the perfect description of Aubrey. and then when I moved over to the reception desk at Carrol Tri County…He came in, and the first thing he said….geez you guys aren’t fussy who you hire here……He made laugh so many times., and once I got to know him over the years, well , we could battle out that dry sense of humor , and his wit….He was full of it, ..such a loving wonderful person in my eyes, and he adored his family, that I could always tell….He will always be remembered by me fondly , in my heart,…and just want to send my heartfelt sympathy and big hugs to you Sheree , Amanda and Jake.

Condolence from The Staff of Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, AB. on June 19th, 2013 10:38 pm

Dear Amanda and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time. May God bless each of you with the strength and courage to support each other. All staff and students send their love.
God bless,
The staff and students of Ste. Marie School

Condolence from Lloyd & Barbara Naugler on June 20th, 2013 4:37 am

We were very sorry to hear of Aubrey,s passing. He will be missed by all who knew him. Condolences to his family.

Condolence from Sue Beaumont-Rudderham on June 20th, 2013 5:16 am

So sorry to hear of Aubrey’s passing. Dave and I both enjoyed his sense of humour, especially at QGH. Take care.

Condolence from Nick Minard on June 20th, 2013 7:40 am

Very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing Mrs Chandler, my condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Adrian Conrad and Christine Jordan on June 20th, 2013 7:44 am

Sorry to hear of Aubrey’s passing. Our condolences go out to his family.

Condolence from Katherine and William Archibald on June 20th, 2013 7:50 am

Our sympathies go to all the family on the passing of a husband, a son a father ,a brother and friend Aubrey .A great loss to the community ,DIDN’T KNOW HIM MYSELF BUT A LOSS TO A FAMILY, TOUCHES EVERY ONE .REST IN PEACE AUBREY ..
Katherine and Bill Archibald Owen Sound Ont .

Condolence from Mavis Delorey and son Gary Trimm on June 20th, 2013 8:10 am

so very sorry to hear of Aubrey’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.

Condolence from Bonnie Wong on June 20th, 2013 10:12 am

Dear Sheree & family,
Sorry to hear the of your beloved husband and father. May God give you comfort and peace.
Bonnie Wong

Condolence from Lisa and Greg Killam on June 20th, 2013 10:23 am

I’m sorry about your dad. Nykola

Sheree and Family,
We are very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family at this time.
Lisa and Greg

Condolence from Alice Verge on June 20th, 2013 3:24 pm

Alethia, and the Chandler family.. Sorry for your loss. I just watched the video and you sure can see the love in that family.. He was a great brother, father and grampy and you will all miss him dearly..
Time will change the memories and you have so many good times to share and reminisce about…

Condolence from Fred and Samantha Murphy on June 20th, 2013 3:53 pm

Sheree and Family,

We were very saddened to hear of Aubreys passing,thinking of you all at this sad time. Take care of each other and
hold your memories close to your heart. Hugs to all….

Condolence from Mike/Joanne Ozon on June 20th, 2013 4:42 pm

Sherree & Family:

We are so sorry to hear about Aubrey’s passing. He was a very kind hearted person and I always seen him with a smile. Keep the cherrished memories close to your hearts and he will remain with you always.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

Mike & Joanne

Condolence from Fred& Dot Lohnes on June 20th, 2013 4:55 pm

Laura so sorry for your loss Thinking of you at this sad time, take care

Condolence from Rosalee and Murray Smith on June 20th, 2013 5:32 pm

Sheree, Amanda and Jake – so sorry for your loss – you have many memories and stories to keep in your hearts to have him close.

Condolence from Elaine Frail on June 20th, 2013 5:57 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Aubrey’s death. I know he had not been well, so the solace for you and your family is knowing his suffering is over. Take time to mourn and keep the memories alive. They live forever.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Helen hebb on June 20th, 2013 6:44 pm

My heart is breaking for you. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Gordon Eisnor on June 20th, 2013 6:48 pm

Sheree & Family: Very sorry to hear of your loss.Aubrey was a great guy.I”m sure you have many great memories

Condolence from Carl R. Veinot on June 20th, 2013 6:54 pm

Please except my sincere condolence to the Chandler family and relatives.I so enjoyed working with Aubrey in the mill,with a good many jokes and laughs.He now begins a new journey.Rest in peace Aubrey.

Condolence from Philip, Holly and Joel Smith on June 20th, 2013 8:00 pm

Dear Sheree and Family’
We were so sorry to hear of Aubrey’s passing. May all your memories of happy times together help you through this sad and difficult journey. We will be thinking of you all in the days ahead.

Condolence from Celeste Jamie Brendan and Isaac on June 21st, 2013 9:11 am

Many tears were shed today when I learned of Aubrey’s passing. He was a very special man who touched the lives of many people. We were very lucky to have known him. May our prayers be joined with many others during your time of need.

Condolence from Leslie Miller on June 21st, 2013 11:46 am

Sheree, Jake, and Amanda
I am very sad to hear of Aubrey’s passing. My thoughts are with you all. What a wonderful video of a good man’s life. If there is anything I can do, I am just down the road.

Condolence from Lorne Wilson on June 21st, 2013 12:16 pm

Aubrey always put a smile on my face and for that alone will always be remembered with fondness of his friendship. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Condolence from Borden and Lil Colp on June 22nd, 2013 4:36 pm

Sheree, Amanda, Jake and Family,
We were sorry to hear of Aubrey’s passing. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this difficult time .

Condolence from RoseMary Decker on June 22nd, 2013 6:06 pm

To the Chandler Family , Alethia and Laurie Lee

Sorry to hear of Aubrey’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Rose Mary Decker

Condolence from Jessica Crotty on June 22nd, 2013 9:26 pm

Sheree, Amanda, Jake, and Alethia

So sorry to hear of Aubrey’s passing. I can still remember his laugh after all these years… My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Like I told Amanda, if you ever need someone to talk to, I’m here..

Love and miss you all.

Condolence from Brenda Foley on June 23rd, 2013 8:03 am

Sherree, Amanda, Jake and Alethia,

So very sorry to hear of Aubrey’s passing. I loved his dry sense of humor and have good memories of working with him at the mill and at the hall. He was a good man and will be missed.

Brenda, Jeff, Katie and Joel Foley

Condolence from Fred Arsenault (first cousin to Sheree) on June 24th, 2013 8:13 am

Sheree , Amanda , Jake, and family,

my sincere sympathy to you all in the passing of Aubrey. i only met Aubrey a few times ,but felt his warmth and humour. A beautiful photographic tribute to a man well-loved .

Condolence from Amanda oickle on June 24th, 2013 10:43 am

Dear mrs chandler. I am so sorry to hear about your husband please
Except my sincere condolences and take care from Amanda oickle

Condolence from John and Patty McDowall on June 24th, 2013 10:48 am

To the Chandler Family
We were saddened to hear of Aubrey’s passing.. It is so hard to lose a loved one. While we did not know Aubrey as well as others, we met him a number of times when he visited the West Coast. He was a nice man, very much a family man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. John & Patty McDowall

Condolence from Susan MacLeod on June 24th, 2013 5:55 pm

Dear Sheree and family:
My sincere condolences for losing Aubrey. He will be missed greatly.

Condolence from Frank and Jane Croft on June 25th, 2013 9:35 am

Dearest Alethia and Family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Brother etc…May God give you the strength to get through the long road ahead.Thinking of you at this very difficult time. My Sincere Condolences.

Condolence from Lorne and Barb Redmond on July 2nd, 2013 6:52 am

We are deeply sorry to learn of your great loss. Our sincerest condolences to you and all the family.

Condolence from David and Bonnie Flemming on July 22nd, 2013 8:11 pm

David and I are so sorry for your loss..Take Care

Condolence from Wanda Seldon on October 28th, 2013 9:08 pm

There is such a loss for words when a loved one leaves us … nothing I can do or say will heal the pain felt, just know that those who knew him loved him and his “tough side” that hid his heart of gold. Feeling blessed to not only have known him but have been related. My heart be with you all in my absence Hugs

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