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ANDERSON – Vivian Marie (nee Olifky)

April 4, 1929 – September 15, 2009

Vivian Anderson passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at the age of 80 years.

Vivian was born in Balcarres, SK to Anthon and Mary Agnes Olifky. She married her loving husband Ben on October 31, 1954. She was a very successful and self taught business woman and was very proud of A & B Carpet which she and Ben successfully started in 1973. Vivian loved to travel and enjoyed Costa Rica for many years. She also enjoyed sharing her cottage at Hidden Valley with her family and many friends for twenty four years. She loved to prepare dinner for her family and Christmas baking for all her family, their families and friends. She suffered with Arthritis for the last twenty seven years but it never deterred her from the things that she enjoyed in life.

Vivian leaves behind her loving husband Ben; her children Kathy (Jim) Bulmer, Linda Todd, Guy (Cat) Anderson, Barry (Nancy) Anderson; her loving grandchildren, Tammy Todd, Kelly Todd, Rob and Jolene Bulmer, Bobby Todd, Brittney Anderson and Damien Anderson; her great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Ariel, Seth, Payton, Brody and Austin. Also, her loving sisters and family, Catherine (George) Couzelis and Ethel (Len) Losier of Thunderbay, ON and of course all her relatives and friends and Ken Stevenson who called her mom and helped her in her last few weeks.

We love you and will miss you mom and we thank you.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, or to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433.

In living memory of Vivian Anderson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Susan & Alex Biro :

    Very sorry for your loss, she was a very sweet lady Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Alex and Susan

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  2. Angie Stolz and family :

    Auntie Vivian
    You are going to be missed so much. I always looked forward to when you were coming for a visit. I was so shocked when I got the news of your passing.
    I have so many fond memories of times we spent together. You taught me how to play backgammon, and I remember playing for hours. I dont think you liked it to much when I kept winning. What can I say, you taught me well. I loved the time we spent at your cottage. You and Uncle Ben were great hosts. I will always remember your wit and how strong you were. You worked so hard all of your life, and I wish for you eternal rest, where you will have no pain. R.I.P Aunty Vivian, you are loved and will be missed so much.

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  3. Darrell & Darlene Buchanan (nee Stevenson) :

    We are very hurt for your loss. She was always so kind and thoughtful.
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your whole family as you mourn her passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Darrell and Darlene Buchanan (nee: Stevenson)

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  4. carrie swanson,nee kolesnikoff :

    Please accept my sincere condolence. I was very sad to hear this news. My mom and dad Bob and Marg Kolesnikoff
    were great freinds and travel partners.

    With my thoughts and prayers.
    Carrie Swanson Kelowna B.C.

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  5. The Arthritis Society, Pat Kamitomo :

    The Arthritis Society is the grateful recipient of contributions in memory of Vivian Anderson from Irene Bressler, as well as Rigmor & Hans Madsen. May the knowledge that these gifts will help others be of comfort to you at this time.

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