ANDERSON, WILLIAM FREDERICK
October 9, 1922 – March 11, 2012
Bill passed away after losing a courageous battle with cancer on March 11, 2012 at the Moog & Friends Hospice in Penticton, B.C.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Annalies, two sons; Gil of Prince Rupert, Gordon (Gloria) of Vernon, granddaughter, Jordana of Vernon and sister, Edith Kinzel of Kamloops. Sadly predeceased by his brother, Malcolm in 1957, mother, Irene Anderson in 1964, and father, Frederick Anderson in 1977.
Born in Saskatchewan and raised on a farm in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, he enlisted for the war in 1941 and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. Upon return after the war, he moved to B.C. and worked on the Hope-Princeton Highway and then for the gold mine in Hedley. In 1949, he married Annalies Egli of Keremeos. When the gold mine closed, he moved back to Saskatchewan in the early 50s and worked for farm implement companies. In 1971, he moved to Clearwater, B.C. and was employed by Clearwater Timber Products. After his retirement, he then moved to Oliver, B.C. and later Penticton, where he resided at the time of his passing.
Bill led a very active life. He was a life member of the Legion in Clearwater, Oliver, and Penticton, holding various positions and a 60+ year member of Hedley Masonic Lodge. He also was an avid stamp collector and enjoyed traveling to the various stamp shows. Bill loved to travel and in his last years was fortunate to travel to Europe three times to areas he had been while serving during the war.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on May 26, 2012 from the Royal Canadian Legion, 502 Martin Street, Penticton, BC. Memorial tributes may be made to the Moog & Friends Hospice House or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.