William Hazen Anderson

July 24, 1941December 8, 2020

Anderson, William Hazen, passed away early Tuesday the 8th of December in his family home in Deep Brook, Nova Scotia.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Harvey Anderson; daughters, Shelley Anderson Gidney, Sherri Anderson Rhodes; grandchildren, Marley, Racheal and Dylan. His sons in law Bruce and Rob were also very much a part of his life. He was big brother to Robert, Bette, Barry, Bonnie and Barb who will all miss him dearly. Loved by brothers and sisters in law and many nieces and nephews.

Fondly known as Andy, Bill or Uncle Billy, he was much loved by all those that made his acquaintance. William had a passion for travel and loved to explore the world by planes, trains, automobiles, buses and ferries, and in later years by armchair! He loved country music- especially the classics, His talents on guitar, harmonica, accordion, organ and piano were always an enjoyable part of get-togethers with family and friends.

William always had an eye for a bargain and enjoyed wheeling and dealing, and he always looked forward to Saturday flea markets. He was an avid stamp collector and would spend hours sorting and organizing stamps to send to clients around the world.

He enjoyed a wide variety of occupations throughout his lifetime. Redcap on the trains between McAdam and Montreal, able seaman in the RCN, cook at HMCS Cornwallis, salesman, chef and even camp cook and first aid officer with a diamond mining company in northern Canada, are among the jobs he had. The community has fond memories of his role as Walmart greeter in the later years of his life.

He brightened the lives of countless people with his everlasting smile and spontaneous humour and was the light and life of every party. His outrageous jokes and contagious laugh will be missed.

A much loved husband, father, uncle and friend, William touched the hearts of many and will be remembered fondly by all.

Darlin’ Andy, “You were always there when I needed you, no task too great or small, with loving heart and willing hands for me you did them all. For all the things life has given me and all that’s left to do, I’ve never known a greater gift than the years I shared with you.” -Love Joyce


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Donnie Saulnier

December 22, 2020

First off, my condolences to the family and friends.
Bill was such a great guy. I remember working with him at Walmart. If you were having a bad day and you seen Bill, you were automatically having a good day a minute after being around him. Bill, you're a great guy, your laugh and jokes will be missed by all.

R.I.P my friend until we meet again

Jack and Marilyn Wright

December 16, 2020

Joyce and family
We are so sorry to learn of Bill's passing. Jack knew him from CFB Cornwallis days, flea markets and we both remember his friendly greetings at Walmart.
Sincerest condolences to all the family.

Verna Hans Melanson

December 16, 2020

Thinking of you all during your loss of William Anderson

Abby & Genesta Marshall

December 15, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Andy's passing . May he rest in peace.

Carol Weir

December 15, 2020

Dear Joyce and family
Thinking of you at this time
Love and prayers

Carolyn Vroom

December 15, 2020

Dear Joyce. Saddened to read today that you have lost Andy. Please accept my condolences to you and your extended family. \
Take Care

June Pyne

December 15, 2020

Joyce and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.
So many memories of a neighboring business and many sports events with our granddaughters.
May he Rest In Peace 🙏🏻

Sharron Dickie

December 15, 2020

Dear Joyce and family, So sorry to read of Bill’s passing. We haven’t seen him in years, but often thought and spoke of him. He was truly a happy and good natured man. Our condolences to you and your family.

Les and Sharron Dickie

Tina Hiltz

December 15, 2020

Shelley and Family,
Deepest condolences from Murray and me at your time of loss. I am sure we must have spoken to your dad not knowing who he was. May you be comforted in many wonderful memories.

Tina and Murray Hiltz
Cornwallis Park
Borden, ON - 85/86

Mary Lou & Barry O'Neil

December 14, 2020

Shelley, Joyce, Sherri, and family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you feel the love that surrounds you, now and always. Praying for your healing, comfort, strength, and peace during this painful time. I only knew Bill as a greeter at Walmart, with his infectious smile, I always looked forward to seeing him. I didn't personally know him, but I always enjoyed the stories Shelley shared with me, he sounds like quite the guy! Thinking of you all with sympathy and loving support.