Andreas Ernest Pedersen

    • Andreas Ernest Pedersen
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of Andreas “Andy” Ernest Pedersen at the Sherbrooke Centre Veterans’ Village, Saskatoon, SK on 5 November 2007 at the age of 92.

    Born on the family farm near Leross, SK, Andy worked on the farm until enlisting in the Royal Canadian Engineers at Dundurn, SK in June 1940. He saw action in Sicily, Italy and the Netherlands. On demobilization, he remained in England with his English war bride and baby daughter, returning to Saskatoon in late 1949.

    Andy enjoyed a long career with the Circulation Department of the Saskatoon Star Phoenix newspaper until his retirement in 1980. In retirement both Andy and his wife volunteered their time to the community with their musical talents by entertaining nursing homes, various Legion Branches in the Saskatoon area, as well as Veterans’ Homes. Andy and his wife maintained their strong veterans’ association and while attending the 55th Anniversary Liberation of Holland Celebrations, his wife Mary passed away on VE Day, May 8, 2000.

    A funeral service will be held 10 November in the Chapel of the Sherbrooke Community Centre, followed by interment in the Field of Honour, Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or the Saskatoon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. {gdSep2015kh}[zsp]