In loving memory of Gary Anderson
September 28, 1938 – March 30, 2016
Gary was a loving dad, grandfather and great grandfather.
Passed away March 30, 2016. Gary was born in Vernon, BC to his parents Orville and Roberta Anderson. Gary grew up on a farm in Lavington, BC with two younger brothers and an older sister, Robert, Dick and Carol.
Gary married in 1958 to his first wife Barbara Smith. They had three children David, Gordie and Jeanie. Gary remarried
in 1975 to Elaine St. Dennis. They had two children, oldest Laurel and youngest Kyle.
Gary worked many jobs in building and construction. Near retirement he achieved his dream job with Robert Paulson Construction in Cranbrook, BC.
Gary was a sports and outdoors enthusiast. He loved being outdoors. His favourite pastimes were hunting, fishing and relaxing around a campfire.
Gary was a star athlete at every sport but was most successful at hockey. He played junior hockey with the Kamloops Blazers and was the scoring leader both years. Gary had dreams of playing in the NHL and in 1956 was drafted to the Montreal Canadians first round overall. Gary holds the record for all time points in a season with the Lumby Flying Frenchmen, conquering 137 points in one season. Gary also loved golf and cherished his time out on the course. He loved playing with many of his friends or whoever wanted to pick up the “sticks”
and play a round.
Gary greatly cherished the time he had with the grandchildren; no matter what he was always there for Maverick and Monty.
He will be greatly missed by his daughter Laurel, her fiancé Adam, by his loving son Kyle and his wife Angie, their children Maverick and Monty as well as many of his close friends.
A celebration of life gathering will be held at the home of Wayne Smith at 5439 West Hwy 3195 (Twin Lakes) on May 22 from 1pm to 4pm. A light lunch and refreshments will be served.