They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Andrew Franklyn Webster, C.D.


Lieutenant (Navy), C.A.F. (Navy) / RCN


Born: 06 Dec 1980, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Died: 02 Jan 2014, Seychelles


Book of Remembrance


WEBSTER, Andrew Franklin, Lt (N), RCN, died - 02 Jan 2014, HMCS TORONTO - Son of Phillip Webster. Husband of Anna Arsenault-Webster.


WEBSTER, Andrew Franklin  - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Andrew Webster January 2nd in the Seychelles while serving on deployment in HMCS TORONTO. Andrew was born in Halifax and grew up in Ottawa, Norfolk Virginia, and Dartmouth NS. He is a graduate of Dartmouth High School and Royal Military College Kingston. During his decade of service after graduation in 2004 from RMC, Andrew held a number of increasing positions of responsibility at sea and ashore, and participated in two major operational deployments to the Persian Gulf. In 2012 he was awarded the Oland Shield as the top Operations Room Officer course graduate, a significant achievement for a young naval officer. Andrew was an amazing and inspirational individual who embraced life with an infectious smile and a can-do attitude. His dedication to his country and love for his wife, family, friends and the Navy were touchstones for this wonderful husband, son, brother and Naval Officer. When home from sea he especially enjoyed being with Anna, his family and friends at the family cottage in Lunenburg County, NS, sharing stories and laughs around the campfire or swimming raft. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Dr. Anna Christine Arsenault, ND, his parents Heather (MacLean) and Captain Phillip Webster OMM RCN (ret'd), his older brother Matthew, younger sister Lindsay and brother-in-law Mitchell Grant, his grandmother Katherine MacLean, and his many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends around the world. We all loved Andrew so much and were so proud of him. Andrew touched many lives in his 33 years of life. He will be missed by all who were honored to know and love him. Visitation will take place 2-4 and 6-8 pm Friday, January 10, in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street Dartmouth. Funeral Service will take place 2 pm Saturday, January 11, in Woodlawn United Church, Rev. Roland Murray Officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. As a teenager Andrew spent some time in the Isaac Walton Hospital for Children in Halifax. It would be appreciated that any remembrance gifts be made to the IWK in Andrew's name. A memorial fund is also being set-up to establish a scholarship in memory of Andrew. Donations can be made "In Trust for Andrew Franklyn Webster" at any TD Branch.


Ships served in:

YAG 312







In Service of Canada - RCN Peacetime Casualty Index