James Lawrence Anderson of Hanna, Alta. passed away peacefully on Sept. 21, 2019 at the age of 77 years.
Jim was born in the Cereal hospital on July 7, 1942, the youngest of four boys to Ainer and Lillian Anderson of Youngstown, Alta.
He started school at Keystone until it’s closing in 1952, completing his Grade 11 at the Youngstown School. He then took two years of study at the Olds School of Agriculture, graduating in 1962.
On July 28, 1963, Jim married Reta McLeod, and they had two children, James Allan (Jamie), in May of 1964 and Cindy Michelle in July of 1969.
During most of the early years of raising his family, he worked for the Special Areas, grading roads in the summer and plowing snow in winter months in and around the Veteran and Consort area.
In 1973, he bought his dad’s farm, working the land and raising cattle until 1992 when we sold the farm and moved to Hanna.
After moving to Hanna, he spent many happy years driving a fuel truck for Dave Anderson’s U.F.A. agency. After leaving U.F.A., he was employed by the Hanna Curling Club as iceman and caretaker, retiring from the rink to help raise two special granddaughters.
Jim loved curling, and whenever there was a game and three other fellows to make up a rink, he was out the door, broom in hand no matter the weather.
Win or lose, Jim loved the game and the visiting on or off the ice.
Jim was predeceased by his parents; three brothers: Dave, Doug, and Don; and parents-in-law Ed and Vina McLeod.
He is survived by his loving wife Reta of 56 years; children: Jamie and Cindy; two granddaughters: Bryn and Keelea; sisters-in-law: Sherry Wrigley, Marilyn McLeod, Carol and Betty Anderson; and brothers-in-law: Darrel McLeod, and Gordon Wrigley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
No funeral service at this time.
If one so desires, donations in Jim’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, 10430 61 Ave, N.W. #306, Edmonton, AB, T6H 2J3.
Hanna Funeral Services Ltd. trusted with the care and arrangements 403- 854-5956., firstname.lastname@example.org.
Card of Thanks
The family would like to thank everyone for the flowers, phone calls, and condolences, Laurie Palmer of Hanna Funeral Services for help and guidance, Home Care for the many phone calls and visits, nurse Debbie Smith and a special thanks to doctor Wendy Fortna for her patience and care during Jim’s illness.