Jack Bjarne Anderson
September 9, 1930 – May 9, 2012
ANDERSON Jack Ben Anderson passed away suddenly, at home, on May 9, 2012. Jack was predeceased by his parents, one brother, two sisters, a son, Kenny in 1953, and his loving wife, Mary in 2007. Jack will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his three sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren, Clay and Jody (Kyle and Kristy) of Coldstream; Bruce and Lee (Riis, Toren, Roguen, and Brooke) of Victoria; and Darcy and Michele (Brianne and Chase) of Kelowna; and his brother Roy Andresen of Chilliwack. He will also be missed by his companion, Bobbie Kerry, and his beloved feline friend, Leo, who has now taken up residence with Bobbie. Jack was born on September 9, 1930 in Smithers, B.C. He spent his teenage years placer mining in the Wells / Barkerville area. Jack was a competitive skier, in all disciplines, and was the Western Canadian Junior Champion in the late 1940’s. Jack met the love of his life, Mary Price, in Wells and they married in 1950. He worked various jobs including gold mining, highways, and forestry until they moved to Vernon in 1960 and he started working for the Department of Highways. Jack was a founding member of the ski events for the Vernon Winter Carnival and was an active member of Vernon Search and Rescue during the 1960’s and 1970’s. He was a true “Jack” of all Trades, able to fix or do almost anything, and always willing to lend a hand. Jack retired in 1988 and enjoyed an active retirement, keeping busy woodworking, camping, and fishing. Friends wishing to do so may make donations in Jack’s memory to the Salvation Army-Vernon, Donation Processing Centre, PO Box 4465, Vancouver, BC V6B 3Z8. A memorial tea will be held at a later date.
Jack Bjarne Anderson
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Chuck & Carol Clark & Family
June 2, 2012
Clay and Family - we are truly saddend to hear of Jack's passing. He was a great friend, neighbor and fishing partner. Always there to help with any little "fix it" problem. We had a few good cheers to Jack at our 18th annual "Burnt Boot Fishing Derby" and knew Jack was looking down on us saying "we were doing the right thing" because he knew that life was all about family and friends. We share in your loss.
Love Chuck & Carol Clark & Family
May 28, 2012
Hi Clay, Jody and family: so sorry to hear of your dad's passing: never an easy one to lose and while we know it will happen to all of us that doesn't make it any easier. Our thoughts are with you.
Richard Merchant and family