Carlton, Andrina Blakely (nee Macfarlane) – Peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital on Sunday December 29, 2013 in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband Edward (Ted) Walter; sister of Wally (Tebby), Blakely (Betty) and Grace (Andy) Swan. Beloved mother of Drina Nixon (Bob), Brock (Susan), Esther Barrons (David), Kim (Judy), and very proud grandmother of Joel, Duncan, Laurel, David, Andrina. Lindsay, Carlton, Hollis, Charlie, and Andrew.  Born in Hamilton,
Ontario, to Dr. Percy and Andrina Macfarlane, graduate of Westdale Collegiate and McMaster (BA), a WWII veteran and member of the WRNS (Wrens). She will be  remembered for her commitment to the community including St. Paul’s United  Church, the CNIB, Hamilton Artisans Guild and the Junior League of Hamilton. Her creative touch as an artisan in copper enamel and glass led her to many craft fairs and finally the early years creating and building Textures on Locke St., Hamilton.  She was a devoted participant and fan of her children’s and grandchildren’s many and varied activities plus a lifelong supporter of the McMaster Marauders and Hamilton Ti-Cats. A skilled golfer until she retired her clubs at age 86, Andrina also gained great pleasure through music and a good round of bridge. She loved travel – whether through the Dundas Travel Club, her own worldwide adventures or following those of her children and grandchildren, she approached all with a curiosity and openness to learning. Andrina lived a life full of adventure and love, and was an inspiration for many: paraphrasing Invictus (Henley) – she was the master of her fate; and the captain of her soul. The family sends a special thanks to the staff and her many friends at Amica at Dundas for the caring and compassionate support during her final years. Friends will be received by the family on Friday afternoon and evening, January 3, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.  A celebration of Andrina’s life will take place at ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH, 29 Park Street West, Dundas on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ten Thousand  Villages, 65B Heritage Drive, New Hamburg, ON N3A 2J3 would be appreciated by the family.