BERT O. “ANDY” ANDERSON
May 14, 1921 ~ August 19, 2008
Bert Oscar “Andy” Anderson of Kamloops passed away on
August 19, 2008 at 87 years of age.
Andy is survived by his wife Veronica, sons Glenn, Ross (Diane), Kevin (Sharon) and Conrad all of Kamloops; grandchildren Gary (Lindsey), Dexter (Tracy), Clinton (Zahra), Kurtis, Trevor, Mathew and Rhonda (Darcy); great grandchildren Zackery, Taylor, Ethan and Madison; and brother Elvin (Sonja) of Winnipeg; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Karl Oscar, mother Anna Helen (nee Peterson), and baby brother Melvin.
Andy was born on May 14, 1921 in Revelstoke BC. He lived with his parents in Field BC from 1926 to 1935 and then moved back to Revelstoke. He finished High School at Campion College, Regina. Andy started in train service with the C.P.R. in Revelstoke in 1941, took a leave of absence and enlisted in the R.C.A.F. In the spring of 1942 he went overseas and in spring of 1943 was an airgunner. He was shot down and wounded at the end of July 1943 and eventually ended up in Stalag IV B as a prisoner of war, until he was liberated by Russian forces in 1945. He resumed train service in 1946 until his retirement in 1974. Andy met his wife Veronica at Shaughnessy Military Hospital in Vancouver in 1945 and they were married in August of 1946. They moved to Kamloops in 1948.
The Funeral Service took place on Saturday, August 23, 2008 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive, with Reverend Terri-Ann Mattiasson officiating. Following the service, Andy was laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery. A Funeral Mass was recited by Monsignor Jerry Desmond on Monday, August 25, 2008 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Andy’s memory may be made to the Kamloops Food Bank, PO Box1513 Station Main Kamloops BC V2C 6L8 or to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T1.
Kamloops Funeral Home
285 Fortune Drive
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