FORBES W. ANDERSON Passed away peacefully in his sleep February 17, 2015 Survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Anderson, his brother Bruce and sister-in-law Sharon Anderson of Rimbey.
His father, Forbes and his Mother Mary Anderson predeceased their son along with several Aunts and Uncles. At 70 years old Forbes had seen very few doctors and had an aversion to going to see one, but he hardly ever really needed one. He did have an operation a few years back and that was enough Doctors for him. He fully retired from his job at the Bakery and the crew he loved so much to work with a little over a year ago. I am sure he will find a scratch bakery soon and start making the bread he loved so much. Bread and gravy was his desert of choice.
Forbes started his working career as a plumber, pipefitter achieving his journeyman certificate shortly after his marriage to Linda in 1967. Working away from home for years he decided to buy land near Forshee in 1978 and that was the beginning of a long relationship with the farm, neighbors and many adventures. He started at the Co-Op Bakery in 1987 and worked there until he retired in 2013. Forbes’ love affair with food was a life long passion. Forbes also had a passion for the young people, helping with the Cubs and Scouts, working the horse shows of local clubs, playing with his nieces breaking his ribs or trekking up and down a gold rush creek in the mountains. Nothing was out of bounds when it came to the younger generation.
When I married Forbes he was my best friend and continued to be for many, many years. Lots of good memories, trips and projects were made and done side by side. Rest in Peace now Forbes and find all our pets, they have been waiting for you.
Thanks to the RCMP, our EMS service and Wilsons Funeral Chapel & Crematorium for their kindness shown to Forbes and myself in a time of great stress. Donations if desired are requested to be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta #202, 5913-50 Avenue Red Deer, AB. T4N 4C4 heartandstroke.ca/donate
A farewell Open House will be held at a future date after the snow is gone,
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
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serving Central Alberta with locations in
Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements.
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