On Sunday, May 22, 2011 , Delmar Gordon Anderson passed away peacefully at the Ste. Rose General Hospital at the age of 71 years.
Del was born on June 29, 1939 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba to Henry and Gladys Anderson. He was the eldest of five children.
Del married the love of his life, and best friend, Yvonne Sanderson, on July 12, 1969 in Waterhen. They then made their home northwest of Alonsa where they spent the next 42 years together.
They were blessed with two daughters, Wendy (Griffin) Zalluski and Bernadette (Duane) Mitchler. From their two daughters came seven of the greatest joys of Del’s life: Kirsten, Devin, Shannon, Bailey, Dustin, Jamie and Nathan.
Del was predeceased by his infant brother Randy in 1954, father Henry in 1993, father-in-law Harry in 1999, mother-in-law Anna in 2010 and mother Gladys in 2011.
In addition to his immediate family, he leaves to mourn his passing his siblings Marg (Wayne) Archer, Tom (Corinne) Anderson, Sandy (Brad) Cox, his in-laws Mabel (Jack) Goffard, Ernest (Betty) Sanderson and Alex (Lorna) Sanderson as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at 2:00 pm from the Alonsa Community Hall in Alonsa, Manitoba, with Fr. Norberto Monton celebrating, and Fr. Noel Boulanger con-celebrating. Rev. Jona Weitzel delivered the eulogy. Randy Nurse and Terry Sanderson served as Urnbearers.
Donations may be made in memory of Del, to the Ste. Rose General Hospital, Box 60, Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba, R0L 1S0