Capt Lyle Raymond Anderson, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death on 26 September 2006 of Captain Lyle Raymond Anderson, CD (Retd).
Born in 1940 in Chapple Township, Rainy River District of Ontario, Andy enrolled in the Royal Canadian Navy in January 1958. He trained as Ordinary Seaman Engineer Mechanic and served on five different ships - rising to the rank of Leading Seaman Group III Hull Technician. Andy remustered from Hull Technician to Water Sanitation Petroleum Oils & Lubricants (WSPOL) Technician in 1970 and began his second military career with the Canadian Military Engineers. This career saw him in posted to Base Construction Engineering sections in locations such as CFBs Cold Lake, Chilliwack, Petawawa and Gagetown.
In Gagetown, he was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer in June 1981 and appointed Utilities Officer. On completion of this tour, Andy was commissioned to Captain in February 1982. After training, he returned to the CFB Gagetown Base Construction Engineers where he was Administration Officer 1982 - 83. Andy was then posted to Chilliwack where he served with the Base Construction Engineers (1983 - 85) before transferring to Base Technical Services (1985 - 86). Andy then transferred to Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering where he was Construction Engineer Standards Officer (1986 - 89). Andy's last military posting was to National Defence Headquarters with the Director of Base Maintenance (DBM) where he served a year before retirement. He then launched into a third career with Public Service of Canada with five years in DBM and a final year with the NDHQ Engineering Re-organization Committee.
Andy retired to New Westminster, BC in Mar 1996 where he continued to be a strong supporter of the CME Family and Retired Sappers.
Memorial Service to be held at Columbia Bowell Funeral Home 219 6th St. New Westminster, B.C. 11am Friday, 29 September. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Andy's name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Breast Cancer Research