Fam­ily mourns loss

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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