April 23, 1955 – May 22, 2016
With deep sadness our family announces the passing of George (Geo, Dad, Grumpa) Anderson. George passed peacefully the morning of May 22, 2016 in the Rimbey Hospital with family in hand.
George was born in Drumheller Alberta to Florence and Andy Anderson. In 1956 Flo and Andy returned to Rimbey to take over the family farm. There they raised George and his three little sisters; Kathy, Cheryl, and Carol.
In 1975 George married his high school sweetheart Carrie Freeman and together had two children; Jesse and Jacy. In 1988 George found true love with Ronda Salomons and they married in 1989. George and Ronda had four daughters; Rashel, Raelyn, Krista and Niki. In 1995 George and Ronda purchased the Anderson farm east of Rimbey. For numerous years they raised kids, cattle, and cats on their own little slice of heaven.
George’s natural talent for mechanics led him to purchase his own small engine shop which he called Anderson’s Service. For 32 years Dad put in countless hours providing unparalleled service to his community. After hours he, Ronda and his girls enjoyed spending time on endless projects around the farm.
George wasn’t only mechanical, but fiercely competitive. He loved racing snow mobiles, playing slo pitch, and always instigated (and won) a game or bet of some sort.
We will lovingly remember George for his kind heart, his love of working and playing hard, killer dance moves and the joy he found in the simple things in life.
George will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 27 years, Ronda Anderson, his beloved children Jacy (Tom), Raelyn, Krista, and Niki, three adoring grandchildren, Magnuss, Eli, and Victoria. He will be fondly remembered by his sisters Carol, Morgan (Brendan), brother Chris (Joy), his father-in-law John (Irene) as well as many nieces, nephews and long time friends.
George was predeceased by his parents Florence and Andy Anderson, his sisters Kathy Maser (Barry), Cheryl Langmuir (Bob), his beloved son Jesse and adored daughter Rashel.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 30 2016 2:00 p.m. at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre with Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kids In Sports c/o Janet Stout, Box 655, Rimbey AB, T0C 2J0. Expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca.
WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
serving Central Alberta with locations
in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements.
Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366.
“A Caring Family, Caring For Families”