July 10, 1930 – Apr. 27, 2016
Orville, beloved husband of Betty Anderson, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Red Deer Hospice on April 27, 2016 at the age of 85 years, after a courageous battle with cancer. Orville was born in Trochu on July 10, 1930. He grew up on his parents’ farm east of Huxley. When he met and married Betty (Soppit), they continued to farm there and had their first two boys. In 1958, they moved and established their own family farm north of Huxley, where another five children joined the family. In 2001, Orville and Betty moved to Trochu where they were actively involved in the community. He continued to be involved in farming and enjoyed the time he spent on the farm. Orville was a farmer and rancher for seventy years. In 2015 they moved to Red Deer. Orville is survived by Betty, his spouse of sixty-one years; his five sons, Jim (Susan), Allan (Donna), Larry (Misty), Brian (Denise) and Paul; his two daughters, Diane (Jim) Johnson and Cheryl (Nevin) Burne; his grandchildren, Dan (Teresa), Kristen, Megan, Graham, Tess (Ellie), Tiffany (Greg), Yvette, Nathan, Jordon, Mackenzie, Austin, Hannah, Emily, Brianna and Spencer; Orville’s sister, Margaret Bereton; and numerous extended nieces and nephews. Orville was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Olea Anderson and brother Allan Anderson. In memory of Orville, donations can be made to Trochu United Church and/or Red Deer Hospice. Memorial services were held Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Trochu Community Centre. Condolences may be sent to the family at sunsetltd.ca.