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Ian "Andy" Devine
July 14, 1929 - January 3, 2021
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<div itemprop="description">In loving memory of Ian (Andy) Devine who passed away at age 91, due to the after-effects of covid, while surrounded by his loving family. Andy was a jazz drummer, jazz enthusiast, jazz historian, and was well known by the jazz community in Montreal. <br>Andy started playing drums in a reserve army band during World War II. <br>He met his wife Doreen at a navy dance in Halifax in 1949. They were seated together by chance, and that same evening Andy told Doreen that he was going to marry her. They were married for 69 years. <br>Andy started playing in jazz groups in Toronto from 1957 to 1963, when he moved to Montreal. Within one week he was playing jazz at Moose Hall. In 1976 Andy could be found playing at the Cock and Bull Pub on Sainte Catherine Street with the Al Peter’s Dixieland Band. <br>From 1976 to 1995 Andy played at many of the jazz clubs in Montreal and at the Montreal Jazz Festival. <br>In 1995, Andy started playing with the Georgian House Orchestra, every month for almost 25 years. <br>In 1999, Andy joined the Jazz Knights Dixieland Band, playing every week at Kelly’s Pub in Pointe Claire, for 20 years. <br>Andy was a great teacher of jazz music. His knowledge, kindness, compassion, and generosity had a positive impact on everyone he met. The friendships made through all of those years will last forever. <br>He was a wonderful husband, brother, father, grand-father, and great-grandfather. <br>Andy will be forever remembered by his loving family, his wonderful and loving wife Doreen, his sister Susan Anne (Charles), brother Michael (Manon), his children Denise (Mike), David (Regine), and Edward (Rachel), grandchildren Tania (Chris), James (Christina), Kristina (Jordan), Jayson (Elyse), Sara, great-grandchildren Brookelynn, Kaydon, newly born Marley. <br>The family has chosen the Canadian Cancer Society should anyone like to make a donation in honor of Andy. <br>A celebration of life will follow at a later date. <br></div>