June 16, 1920 – February 24, 2016
At the age of 95 years
It is with great sadness that we announce that Earl Anderson, of Edmonton, AB, passed away peacefully at Piccadilly Care Centre, Salmon Arm, BC, on February 24, 2016, at the age of 95 years.
Earl was predeceased by his lovely wife Frieda in 2010, and his eldest daughter Judy in 2013. He is survived by his three remaining children, Betty, Gerry (Del) and Craig (Liz); his grandchildren, Christian (Travis), Duncan (Vasa), Adam (Ashley), Mark, Sarah (Glenn), Laura, Jeffrey (Brianna); and his great grandchildren Lily and Parker.
Earl grew up in southern Saskatchewan but spent the war years in the Air Force both in Canada and in England. Upon returning to Canada after the war Earl enrolled in the University of Saskatchewan and earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree. After trying several careers Earl decided to become a Chartered Accountant and articled in Red Deer. Most of Earl’s time as an accountant was spent in Edmonton working with Willetts, Macmahon which eventually merged with Coopers & Lybrand.
Earl and Frieda loved to play golf, play cards and travel. During the summer they could always be found enjoying golf and a beer with friends at the Pigeon Lake golf course. Many happy winters were spent with good friends in California.
Earl and Frieda spent their later years enjoying life in the Shuswap with Craig and Liz. Sadly, Earl lost the love of his life Frieda in 2010. The family is grateful for the care that Earl received at both Piccadilly Terrace and Piccadilly Care Centre. Especially Mike and Ashley and all the other staff at Piccadilly Care Centre that so lovingly cared for Earl in his final years.
While it is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to Earl, it is with full and grateful hearts that we rejoice in the reunion of Frieda and Earl. We are pretty sure Frieda had a tee time booked and was waiting at the first tee.
If desired a donation can be made on behalf of Earl to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. A celebration of Earl’s life will be held at a later date.
Hello, my name is Cheryl Fearon. I am Bill and Charley Browns daughter. Mom and dad were good friends with Freida and Earl many years ago. Mom passed away in 2012 but dad is still kicking around. He lives in a seniors residence (In Edmonton) which is 4 minutes from my house and 4 minutes from my brother Jims house. He has grandchildren and great grandchildren all around him, so he has lots of visitors. Dad wanted me to tell your family, he has many fond memories with your family. He said Earl was a good man and he enjoyed knowing him in business and private. When I showed dad Earls obituary, he started to tell stories from earlier days. He said there were three families that were close. He told me how they would celebrate Christmas and how the kids were always running from house to house. Please know that the Brown family is thinking about the Anderson family at this time.