Sunday, September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023

Andrea Dee TUFTS

Andrea Dee Tufts

Apr. 1, 1959 – Apr. 22, 2015

Ultimate mother to Phoebe, and loving daughter of Marnie Keith-Murray (Doug) and Douglas Tufts (Judi), best sister in the world to Paul (Patricia) and Colin (Cassandra), beloved granddaughter of David and Nancy Keith-Murray, Salt Spring Island, B.C., and Elsie and Harry Tufts, Madoc, ON, (all deceased), and amazing aunt and cousin to Ashton, Natalie, Devin and Judy.

Born in France, she faced life with an infectious smile and giggle and had no regrets. She had a lifetime of fun, arts, adventures and education. She loved SSI returning many times to enjoy life with her grandmother KM. She was surrounded by a huge circle of friends attracted by her insatiable interest in the world and people. She celebrated the mundane and traditional and was known for her high teas, garden parties and sparklers. She adopted Phoebe in 2004 and never saw the world in the same way again. They formed a loving unbreakable team that had no limits.

Andrea was a graduate of U. of Guelph and Dalhousie, and held positions as archivist and teacher-librarian at the Royal Ontario Museum, Bishop Strachan School, Carleton Village and Rose Park schools in Toronto.

Her celebration will be held at Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre, 375 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (East Gate Entrance) Toronto on Wednesday, April 29 at 12 noon. A funeral service will be held on Monday May 6 in Madoc Ontario, McConnell Funeral Home. Visitation is 11am – 12pm with service to follow. Andrea’s ashes will be scattered on Salt Spring at a later date.

Donations may be made to Team Andrea, One Walk To Conquer Cancer at

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