In Memory of



Obituary for Donald Anderson

ANDERSON, DON It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the passing of Donald James Anderson in his 91st year at Thomson House LTC Home. He was predeceased by loving wife Autumn in 2012 after 51 years of marriage. Proud father to Brent (Tracy), Mark (Anita), and Craig (Theresa). Loving grandfather to James and Elizabeth, Jakob and Erik, and Cal, Eva and Cole. Predeceased by brothers Jack, Gerald and Robert, and sisters Marjorie and Lorraine. Don proudly served for over 30 years with Bell Canada in various roles starting out as a lineman; he progressed into management positions as he moved from Toronto to Dawson Creek -where he met his future wife, to North Bay and then finally back to Toronto, where they started their family. His tenure with Bell in Saudi Arabia in 1982 was a particular highlight for his career. Post-retirement he worked with the BMO for several years. Don was never one to sit idle and watch the world just roll past him. He was fully engaged in it. He first started with a neighbourhood paper route when he was 11. At 16 he worked for a summer shovelling coal into locomotives at the Toronto round house, as well as unloading cargo of fruit from the Niagara region. While attending high school, he worked for the school maintaining the property after his classes. He especially cherished the spare time spent with friends and family in the serenity of country life in Campbellford. Don valued his many friends and neighbours around him and also at Parkwoods United Church. He volunteered his services for many years to the Canadian Cancer Society as well as volunteering as game convener for the local hockey league. He worked for Elections Canada doing census duties. Don deeply loved his family and always put them First. He thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent vacationing at his cottage and visiting friends throughout the Northumberland Hills, as well as travelling, attending family functions, and spending time with his grandchildren. He held his Scottish heritage in high regard and was only too willing to discuss it. He truly enjoyed contributing to his friend’s and families’ endeavours and would seek opportunities to do so. As per Don’s wishes there will be no funeral, however there will be a service upon interment in Campbellford at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the heart and stroke foundation. He will be Greatly missed.