CHESLEY, Ont. – A truck convoy will be rolling through Chesley, Ont. this weekend to honor Andrew “Drew” Mair, a truck driver who lost his life on the job earlier this month.
Mair was just 36 years old when he died suddenly whilst unloading his trailer in Calgary on September 1, 2016.
Like many truck drivers, he followed in his father’s footsteps and began his career as a driver when he was just 18 years old. He drove for his dad – Walter Mair – and both Hyndman and Hutton over the yeas before he decided to go out on his own. His job took him to Canada’s western provinces quite often where he frequently hauled his favorite cargo, livestock. In his eighteen-year trucking career Drew drove more than two million accident-free miles. His final truck was a green 2003 Peterbilt with cream-colored accents.
Drew was always looking out for others and many say it was this maturity that allowed him to achieve so much and gain respect from his peers within the industry. Drew was well liked and was often the go-to-guy if one ever had a question about trucking.
He will be missed by his parents, Walter and Sharon Mair of Chesley, Ont., his brother Jeff, his wife Misun, his grandfather Ed Bryans of Varney, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He will live on in the hearts and minds of those who enjoyed his friendship over the years while he was on the road.
A celebration of Drew’s life will be held at the Chesley Community Centre on Sunday, September 18, 2016 beginning at 1 p.m. A short memorial service followed at 3 p.m. A procession of trucks driven by friends of Drew will drive through Chesley before the service to pay respect and his passion for all things trucking.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation are appreciated as expressions of sympathy.