Alden Anderson

ANDERSON _ We sadly announce the death of Alden Anderson on August 12, 2005, after a lengthy hospitalization. Dad died peacefully with loving family at his side. Born on December 7, 1926, in New Westminster, B.C., Dad was raised in the Lower Mainland, leaving town at a young age to join the army and train as a paratrooper. Dad commenced his working career by helping build the Second Narrows Bridge and the Arthur Massey Tunnel. "Safety Al" spent many years in industrial accident prevention in Nakusp, B.C., and with the Workers' Compensation Board in Vancouver, B.C., contributing significantly to worker safety in this province. Dad was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed hiking, hunting, boating, camping, and target shooting. Predeceased by his parents, Carl and Marta; his loving wife Stella; sons Clayton and Jonathan; brother Arnold; and sisters Margaret, Vivian, and Christine. Survived by his sisters Anne and Alice; his daughter Karen; and most beloved granddaughter Alexandra. We will miss Grandpa's unique sense of humour, gruff guidance, and those lovingly prepared meals he mastered in his later years. We take comfort in the knowledge that Dad has rejoined his precious wife and sons, and is now at peace in the presence of his Lord. Many thanks to Dad's loving friends, and the nursing, medical, and kitchen staff of Vancouver General and U.B.C. Hospitals, who provided much caring support. Thanks also to Dad's great neighbours for always being there for him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, 350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2M 2W1, (613) 599-9594. A Memorial Service will be held on September 9, 2005, at 3:00 p.m., at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Funeral Home

Glenhaven Memorial Chapel
1835 E Hastings St Vancouver, BC V5L1T3
(604) 255-5444

Published in Vancouver Sun from Aug. 19 to Aug. 21, 2005