Gordon Howard Anderson

Gordon Howard Anderson

Following a courageous battle with heart disease, he leaves behind his loving wife, Betty (Elizabeth), daughter Beverly and many friends and relatives.

Gordon was born in Biggar, Saskatchewan to Charlotte & Ernest Anderson. Survived by sisters Eileen, Barbara (Len), brothers Bob and Glenn. Predeceased by brother Stanley and son, Robert Wayne.

The family moved briefly to Red Deer, Alberta and then to Prince George where the children attended school. At thirteen years of age Gordon began his working career as a dishwasher (flunky) in logging camps. He continued working in camps as a faller with teams of horses. When first married and living in Decker Lake he broke his leg in the middle of winter and the only way out of camp was to ride a horse bareback for several miles to the nearest house to get help.

Gordon went on to work several years on road construction operating Diesel Cat for B. Guenter, A. Strimbold and G. Hart. His final career prior to retiring in 1992 was loader operator at Decker Lake Forest Products.

Gordon was a talented musician, loved fishing, camping and travelling in their small motor home, driving the back roads and gathering firewood. He had a great sense of humour and loved his sweets. He lived a full life and July 19th he and Betty celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary together.

He will be deeply missed and at his request there will be no service.

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