Too Loved To Be Forgotten
Bert Anderson, beloved husband, father, brother, and friend passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Monday, February 2, 2004 at the age of 51 years after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Bert is deeply missed by Nancy, his loving wife and best friend of thirty-one years, sons Ashley and Shane; his siblings and their families, Aaron (Barb) Anderson, John Anderson, Carl (Sharon) Anderson, Angela (Bernie) Jansen; mother and father-in-law Bill and Vera Lynn; in-laws Bruce (Ann) Lynn, Neila (Clarence) Knapp, and Bill Lynn (Jr.), Brent (Emelia) Lynn, Tara Vandertoorn the daughter he never had and their families and many friends. Bert was predeceased by his parents Edwin and Marguerite Anderson.
Originally from Saskatchewan, Bert settled in Calgary in 1969, married Nancy in 1972, and became a Journeyman Carpenter in 1978. Bert was instrumental in creating many of the familiar landmarks that make up the Calgary skyline, such as the Nova Building, the Saddledome, the Petro-Canada towers, and the Performing Arts Centre.
Bert is remembered for his kindness, generosity, sparkling personality, sense of humour, outgoing nature, and having something positive to say about all those he knew. Trips to Las Vegas and waterskiing on the lake are favourite memories shared by many.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (15 Templebow Road N.E.).on Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 7:00 P.M.. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (15 Templebow Road N.E.).on Friday, February 6, 2004 at 10:30 A.M. To forward expressions of sympathy go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Health Trust to purchase comfort items for the Foothills Hospital Attn: Janis Leigh Richards – Calgary Health Trust, Ofc AC136 Special Services Bldg, Foothills Hospital, 1403 – 29 St NW T2N 2T9 (or online at www.calgaryhealthtrust.org). Please specify Units 47 or 61, Greatest Needs In Memory of Bert Anderson.
Heartfelt appreciation to all the staff that looked after Bert so compassionately and professionally in Units 47 and 61 (notably Angela, Erin, and Laurel) for making him comfortable during the final days of his devastating illness. His wife and sons would also like to express their deepest gratitude to the family and friends who surrounded Bert with love during his time in the hospital.
In living memory of Bert Anderson, a tree will be planted in Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY, Telephone: (403)256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences