LCdr Andre "Andy" Jules Geddes (Ret’d)

    • LCdr Andre "Andy" Jules Geddes

    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Commander Andre (Andy) Jules Geddes (Ret’d) on 18 March 2014 in Ottawa, at the age of 84.

    Andy graduated from South Africa Training Ship “General Botha” in 1946 and served on various merchant service vessels as an officer cadet and third officer from 1947-51. He was commissioned in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1951 and served a full career – retiring in 1975 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Andy then joined the Canadian Coast Guard and retired in 1996 after extensive service as an advisor with the Canadian government delegation to the International Maritime Organization. He then served as a Naval Hydrographer in D Carto 1966-67 and 1971-74.

    Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel, 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa (613-731-1255) on Thursday, 27 March 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, 28 March 2014 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1758 Alta Vista Drive, at 11:00 a.m. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Mission to Seafarers would be appreciated.