September 15, 1947 - November 19, 2018
Mr. Donald Anderson of Blackie, Alberta passed away surrounded by his family at the Foothills Country Hospice in Okotoks on November 19, 2018 at the age of 71 years. Don is survived by his loving wife Linda; children Coralee (Tyler) Sims, Chadd (Stephanie) Anderson, Chelsea Anderson (Landon Zabloski), Coel Anderson and Casey Anderson as well as his 7 grandchildren. Don is also survived by his 2 sisters Doreen (Don) Young and Janice (Steve) McGovern. Don was predeceased by his father J. Len Anderson; mother Lucy May Anderson and his brother Jerry Anderson. He bravely fought a hard battle of cancer for the last 2 years, after having a successful double lung transplant on March 21, 2006 in Edmonton. We are all very thankful for the gift of life Don received from his donor. It gave us over 12 years of life in a new way. As a family we were able to make many more wonderful memories. Don farmed east of Blackie from 1968 until his last harvest in 2003. By then he was on full time oxygen and needed to retire. Don and Linda were married in 1980; he then became a full time father to Chadd and Coralee. Later Chelsea, Coel and Casey were born making our home complete. Don had many sports that he played as a younger man, which he then turned his expertise into involving all our children in their sport of choice. He was a great coach and taught them well. Don was where his children were, whether it was at their sports games or church on Sunday. He enjoyed farming and life was good! Don left his fingerprints and footsteps in so many areas, both physically and in our hearts. We see him and feel him in so many ways. This is a great legacy and comfort to our souls. He was a warrior! Fighting to stay well for his family. We know we will see him again, healed in a perfect body. If desired Memorial Donations may be made to Foothills Country Hospice – www.countryhospice.org or Samaritans Purse - www.samartianspurse. A Celebration of Don’s Life was held on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the High River Full Gospel Church. To send condolences and view Don’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com . Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.
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