Jun 9, 1935 – Nov 26, 2017
It is with great sadness that the family of Andrew Mitchell Anderson known as Mitch or Mickey to friends and family passed away on Sunday November 26th, 2017 at the Carpenter Hospice surrounded by family following a brief illness.
Mitch was born on June 9, 1935 in Tuberose, Saskatchewan where his father homesteaded over 100 years ago. He was very proud of his farm heritage as it made him who he was. He worked hard to provide a good life for his family, as his parents instilled in him the value of hard work, and he succeeded. Mitch went to the University of Saskatchewan where he became an electrical engineer. After attaining an MBA, he went into a career in education.
First as a Dean at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario and then to the Presidency of Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC. Later he moved back to Ontario where he worked developing training films for various hydro projects around the world. Mitch retired with his wife Jackie to their cottage on Buckhorn Lake.
His children will never forget all he has done for them. The adventures (tenting across Canada, hiking to the Tea House at Lake Louise, fishing and of course all the summers spent at the farm), his patience (he taught all his kids to water ski despite how long it took, how to drive and how to change a tire), and most importantly they will never forget how he was always there for them. He always encouraged and supported his children, their spouses and his grandchildren.
Mitch is predeceased by his wife Jackie (den Bak). He leaves behind 3 daughters Susan White (Dave) of Castlegar, BC, Michele Ellis (Ron) of Grand Bend, Ontario, Lisa Anderson (Mike) of Burlington, Ontario, and one son, John Anderson (Shelley) of Cranbrook BC and 10 grandchildren – David, Garett, Brennan, Nicholas, Laura, Luke, Colby, Karissa, Ryan and Katie.
He is also survived by his brothers Louis and Carl and his sisters Mary and Jean.
His kids and grandchildren can all take comfort in the fact the traits that made Mitch who he was lives on in all of them and that he is now at peace with his loving wife Jackie.
A Celebration of Mitch’s life will be held on Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at his cottage on Buckhorn Lake.
Manhattans to be served starting at 4:00 pm.
If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, Ontario.