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Anderson, Wayne Oscar

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Wayne Oscar Anderson of Fort Macleod, beloved husband of Mary Jean Anderson, passed away after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at the age of 77 years.
Besides his wife Jean Anderson, Wayne is survived by his two daughters Kimberley Leslie (Allan) of Victoria, B.C. and Shannon Anderson of Calgary; two sons Darren Anderson (Nancy Marchinko) and Pat Anderson (Sheri) of Calgary; five grandchildren Alex Anderson, Blake Anderson, Colby Anderson, Scott Leslie and Chelsea Leslie.
Wayne is also survived by one sister Donna (Doug) Bannick of Cranbrook, B.C.; one brother John (Joan) Anderson of Lethbridge; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Wayne was predeceased by his parents Oscar and Babsy Anderson.
Wayne was born in Carmangay on June 21, 1937. He attended school in Nobleford, as an air cadet in Royal Roads Military College in Victoria and apprenticed as an electronics technician at SAIT in Calgary. He worked for Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) for 32 years.
In 1961 Wayne married his best friend Jean in Fort Macleod. They were married for 53 years, and in 1993 they retired to Kootenay Lake, B.C. and built their second home.
Wayne enjoyed fishing, golfing and socializing. He excelled at woodworking, woodcarving and mechanics.
Wayne will be remembered for his sense of humour and willingness to help his neighbours and friends.
Wayne and Jean moved to Fort Macleod in September 2014.
A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held in the new year.
Memorial donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, T1J 4K7.
Arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home. Phone 403-553-3772 or visit

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