ANDERSON Robert Newton Anderson, known to most as Bob, passed away peacefully Saturday April 7, 2012. Bob enjoyed a life well lived, as a man of great principle and compassion. He was a loving husband of 61 years to his wife and partner Shirley Ann Anderson (nee Bennett). He was a very involved and proud father and grandfather to his five children Janis Pritchard (Malcolm), Ellen Anderson (Warren Moore), Jeffrey Anderson (Carol), Garnet Anderson and David Anderson (Cathy); ten grandchildren Jennifer, Arwyn, Matthew, Dylan, Hilary, Bill, Anna, Rachel, Blair and Cali. Bob was predeceased by his parents Bertha and George Anderson. Bob is survived by his sisters Thelma Stevens (Wendell) and Gena McNabb (Jim); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Bob grew up in Saskatchewan and attended the University of Saskatchewan for his BA & B.Ed and the University of Minnesota for his MA and PhD. Bob's career began at Scott Collegiate in Regina, followed by the University of Calgary, the University of Regina, and 21 years at the University of Lethbridge where in addition to his teaching, he served 2 terms as Dean of Education. He was awarded the University of Lethbridge's Distinguished Teacher Award in 1989. Bob was passionate about his wife, family, students, colleagues, church and politics. Bob and Shirley lived abroad regularly and travelled widely. He was a citizen of the world, a lifelong learner and a wonderful storyteller for his children and grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 1:00PM in the MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15 Ave South, Lethbridge AB with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating. Interment in Saskatoon at a later date. In place of flowers, donations may be made to the Stephen Lewis Foundation260 Spadina Ave., Suite 501, Toronto, ON M5T 2E4 or to the United Church of Canada Foundation 3250 Bloor Street, West Suite 300, Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels Ltd. 1-800-382-2901. Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com .
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Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Apr. 10, 2012