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Gordon Anderson

ANDERSON, Gordon - June 22, 1942 - July 9, 2016 Gord was born on June 22, 1942 in Melfort - the first child born to Alfred and Jean Anderson. His brother and best friend Lyle was born December 5, 1945. Gord also had a sister Flora who was born August 5, 1951 (she passed on as an infant). Gord grew up on his parents' farm which was located 8 miles north of Carrot River and his education began at the South White Clay rural school, finishing at the "town" school. Gord started farming by raising pigs and cattle, later he expanded to mixed farming. He married his lifetime partner Evelyn (Lehne) on October 18, 1969, beginning their life together, first in the town of Carrot River for a couple of years. During this time Gord was employed at the local mill. They then moved to their acreage farm, 4 miles north of Carrot River, which was once the site of the South Blue Jay School. It was here where they built their new home in 1974. They were blessed with two children - Tracy Lynn was born May 9, 1973 and Gregory Kyle entered this world on September 5, 1977. As a family a lot of camping was done, mainly at Pasquia Park and Carrot River Landing. These times were special as many good memories were made with family and friends. Tracy and Greg kept their dad very busy with gymnastics, figure skating, selling May Queen tickets, music lessons, swimming lessons, hockey games and tournaments. Gord enjoyed every moment of these activities as it gave him bragging rights of his two babes. He especially enjoyed the winters because he then had more time for his favorite sport "hockey". He coached hockey for several years and always thought the season flew by too fast. Gordís love for the game opened their home as billets to several young Tri Town Thunder players. This spanned over a period of nine years. Gord also enjoyed a good ball game as well as gardening and reading. His food favorites were COOKIES (morning, noon or night), hence his grandchildren gave him the nickname "Mr. Cookie". Pies and ice cream were very high on the list also. The only thing that made these sweets better was sharing them with his grandchildren who were his pride and joy. Gord farmed until his health declined in 2011. Gord's needs required long term care and was at the Carrot River Health Center, where he resided until his passing. During this time, staff and residents of the home became family and friends to Gord. Thank-You! Gord was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Jean, his infant sister Flora, father and mother-in-law Reinhard and Norma Lehne and brother-in-law Gordon Lehne. Left to treasure his memory is his wife Evelyn of 46 years, daughter Tracy (Mike Parker) children Ethan, Mackenna and Kalem, son Greg, brother Lyle (Fay), sisters-in-law Darlene Boyle and Debbie Lehne, brother-in-law Clarence (Lorna) Lehne and also numerous nieces, nephew, aunts and cousins. Gord had a quiet personality that drew people towards him. "Gord, You Will Always Be Loved And Missed." XOXO The memorial service was held at the Carrot River United Church on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jamie Bushell officiating, Interment followed in the Coventry Columbarium at Pinegrove Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to the Carrot River Health Centre. To send online condolences please visit www.coventryfuneralservices.ca. The family placed their trust with Coventry Funeral Services Nipawin, SK 306-862-4233.13081235
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