Sgt George Anderson (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant George Anderson (Ret’d), a resident of the Capital Care Grandview Centre in Edmonton AB, on 20 April 2021 at age 91.
George joined the Royal Canadian Engineers with the Reserves in 1955 and served with 25th Fd Sqn in Edmonton where he specialized in Explosive Bridge Demolitions. He retired from uniformed service in 1964 as a Sergeant but remained an active member of the Prince of Wales Armoury for the next two years.
George worked as a mechanic at the Healy Ford Motor Company in Edmonton for 38 years and led a very active life. He taught Judo at the Jasper Place Judokwai for 12 years. George took up flying in 1997 and was quite proud when he received his pilot’s licence.
George was proud of his Icelandic heritage, extensively researching his family roots and travelling to Iceland in 1994. He was an accomplished traveler, hiker and fisherman. George was also an amateur musician who learned to play the guitar and banjo by ear and took up the piano as well. He was an active participant with the West End Seniors walking group.
Cremation has taken place and a private family Celebration of Life will be held due to Covid restrictions. Those wishing to view the service may do so via live stream at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXalh5mXUHPxXTiGpbtEbw/live on Friday, 30 April 2021 at 1:00 pm. Donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences can be sent to the Edmonton Journal.