Family mourns loss
THE family of a man who drowned at an apartment complex in Cannonvale this week have described him as having a beautiful smile and a generous heart.
Andrew Joseph Carey, 38, was a former student of Proserpine State High School and an accountant by trade.
Officer in Charge of the Whitsunday Station Acting Senior Sergeant Barry Haran said the body of a man was located in a pool at a Cannonvale apartment complex on Tuesday morning.
Police were contacted and arrived at the scene about 6am but the man was deceased.
Act. Snr Sgt Haran said police were not treating the death as suspicious.
Andrew Carey was born on February 14, 1976 in Ingham and his family moved to Airlie Beach in 1987.
He moved away for some time but returned to the area about six years ago.
His brother Peter said yesterday that Andrew considered Airlie Beach his home town.
Andrew’s passing will leave a big hole in the lives of his mother Heather Hopkins and her husband Steve, his father John and his wife Bridget, his sister Susan and her partner Charles Malpas, his brothers Iain and Peter and Peter's wife Danielle and his stepsister Phoebe Beshara and her husband Bernie, as well as all his family and friends.
Details of an Airlie Beach memorial service have yet to be finalised and will be announced in the notices section of next week’s Whitsunday Times.
BEAUTIFUL SMILE: Andrew Joseph Carey will be sorely missed by all his family and friends.