Spr John “Jack” Anderson
We regret to advise of the death of John "Jack" Anderson suddenly at home in Saskatoon SK on 9 March 2007 at the age of 85 years.
Jack was born in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan and grew up working on the family farm. During the Second World War, at the age of 20, he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He landed in Normandy on D-Day with the 6th Field Coy, 3rd Canadian Division. He was wounded in France 17 September 1944. He recovered and stayed with the army until the end of the conflict. Jack served as part of the Occupation Force for a while, guarding surplus Canadian vehicles and equipment in Holland.
John was discharged in in Regina, SK in March 1946. He was married to a Theodora, who he met in Holland. They had a family of five children together. On returning to civilian life, Jack farmed for a number of years then worked from 1953 to 1981 for construction firms in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, and BC. In 1983, Jack became a member of the Corps of Commissionaires. He was awarded the Commissionaires' Long Service Medal and Bar for his long devoted service to the Corps. Jack was a long-term member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Nutana Branch in Saskatoon, SK. He retired in January 2006.
Funeral Service will be held 17 March 2007 at the Saskatoon Funeral Home, 338 Fourth Ave. N, Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, if desired, to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 104-2301 Ave. C. N., Saskatoon. E-mail condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.