Robert William Anderson

April 4, 1940December 17, 2011

ANDERSON, Robert (Butch) William

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Robert (Butch) William Anderson, age 71 on December 16, 2011 in his home in Welland, Ontario. Bob was a loving and wonderful husband; father, brother, brother-in-law and friend. Everyone who knew Bob will understand how much his radiant smile, keen sense of humour, love of animals and kindness will be missed. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife, Joan of 50 years, his devoted children Jay (Jackie) and Lee. Bob will be sadly missed by his extended family Joyce (Rhoney) Gordon; June (Don) Grahame and the late Jimmy (Norma) Lawrenson and many cherished nieces and nephews and their children. Predeceased by father Wilfred (Beans); mother Mary (Molly), sister Eileen and brother Wilfred Jr. (June) and his beloved Sammy. Bob and Joan were born in St. Catharines but lived in Georgetown for over 40 years where Bob built his career as Creative Art Director Cryovac (WR Grace). After retiring they returned to the Niagara region moving to Welland, where they established many great friends, a special thank you to Bob and Erin for all your support.

Friends and Family are invited to celebrate Bob’s life on Tuesday, December 20th, at the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3C7 (905-684-6346) on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel. Please visit a Book of Memories at


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 20, 2011
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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December 22, 2011

Although it is over 20 years since I worked with Bob, I still recall his pleasant humor and love of life.
Rod Bolton

Edward Klutowski

December 22, 2011

Dear Mrs. Anderson and family...I wish to extend my sincerest condolences to you. I doubt very much if "Bob" would remember me...but I do remember him from my many years at CRYOVAC and the very few fleeting encounters with him then. Only pleasant memories remain in my mind. He was one of the "good ones" within the CRYOVAC family of yore. Bless you all!!!

Larissa Morris

December 22, 2011

Dear Joan, I am very sorry for your loss. You were both the nicest neighbours and friends to have. May my thoughts and prayers be with you.
- Larissa Morris and family

Curt Brownlee

December 21, 2011

Dear Mrs. Anderson, Jay and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Anderson was always kind and supportive to a young teenage hockey coach who had the pleasure of knowing him and your family.
My sincerest condolences.

December 21, 2011

Dear Joanie, Jay, Jackie and Lee,

I think of you often and was saddened to read of Bob's passing. He was a wonderful guy and it was always so great to hear about all the adventures you both shared. It was an absolute pleasure to have met him and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lots of love, Lisa and Janusz Cieplucha

Brian Snow

December 20, 2011

My coldolences, thoughts and prayers to your family during this time,

December 20, 2011

Dear Joan and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences. May your wonderful memories of Bob comfort you in this time of sadness.
Suzanne Trapp

PATi Bolduc

December 20, 2011

God Bless you Joan. What a beautiful Love Story your photos tell. I loved watching you and Bob - Magic! When we were at your home, Bob still made you giggle, so beautiful.
My heart aches for you.

Shelley Woodard

December 19, 2011

Dear Joan, My heart is broken for you and Jay, Jackie & Lee. I loved the pictures, made me laugh & cry. I wish I lived closer to you!! Both Jim & I loved Bob!! You are in our prayers!! Love Shelley & Jim

Nick & Pat Lorito

December 19, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.