Obituary of Andrew Davison McGee
Andrew Davison McGee was a loving husband, father and grandfather who died on December 22, 2023. Andy had been in declining health since mid-2022.
Andy is survived by his wife of 53 years Catherine Isobel McGee (nee McMillan), his daughter Kyla Elizabeth Falkiner (nee McGee), his son-in-law Glen Murray Falkiner, their two sons Davis George Falkiner and Charles Andrew Falkiner, his son Regan McMillan McGee and his daughter-in-law Rebecca McGee (nee Levy).
Andy was born in Toronto and grew up in a doting home in Orangeville. He was the only child of Dr. Richard Barclay McGee and Jean Elizabeth McGee (nee Davison). Throughout his childhood, he was surrounded by the love of his parents and household staff who Andy always thought of as part of his family.
After finishing boarding school in Toronto, Andy started University in Halifax at Saint Mary's University. He then transferred to the University of Guelph, to be near Catherine McMillan, his later wife who he had met at Taylor Statten summer camps. He stayed at Guelph for his Bachelor's in Economics and his Master's in Politics and Economics before going back to Toronto to attend Osgoode Hall Law School.
For the McGees, the choice was either medicine, building businesses or politics. Andy was an accomplished musician and thought about a career in the music business, but a football injury that severely damaged his hearing made him rethink that path.
During his formative years, Andy's maternal grandfather had a big influence on him. He was a very successful man and his lessons about business would be teachings that Andy would draw on for his entire life.
Andy flourished in business. He was a securities trader and later a pension fund manager who gained widespread respect and recognition as a business leader when he was still in his 30s.
Coming from a prominent family, and having a well-known father-in-law, Andy always stayed away from the media as much as he could. He was a very private and humble man whose family and friends meant everything to him.
A very driven man, Andy left a senior position at Montreal Trust and started his own business in the mid-1980s. He founded McGee Capital Management and built it into a highly respected boutique investment dealer and portfolio manager.
Andy was a kind and decent man who always had a smile on his face and a joke at the ready. He always put others ahead of himself and radiated the small-town values that were at the core of the man he was. This is undoubtedly part of the reason that Andy was such a trusted advisor to so many families.
Andy cherished time with family and friends at the Orangeville Golf and Country Club (his father had won the country club in a poker game!), Rosedale Golf Club, Caledon Ski Club, Granite Club, Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club, and Beaumaris Yacht Club. These and other clubs were an important part of Andy's life as they were where he made some of his fondest memories and closest friendships.
Friends and family are welcome to celebrate Andy's life at Rosedale Golf Club on Wednesday January 10, 2024, at 3pm. Speaking will commence at 3:30pm sharp.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Andrew McGee, please find the link below for the Toronto Humane Society: https://secure.torontohumanesociety.com/site/Donation2?df_id=1600&mfc_pref=T&1600;.donation=form1
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