It is with extreme sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Dave Anderson of Lac du Bonnet, after a very short illness. He was 75 years young.
Dave is survived by his grade school sweetheart (of 56 years) Alice Mae King; sisters Ingrid Hiebert, Tova (Ted) Anderson and brother Don (June) Elliot. Dave is also survived by his son Mike (Sharon) Lanteigne; Linda (Mikes’ mother); sister Melanie and her daughter Sharley; grandchildren Milley and Camryn; friends, neighbours and co-workers. He loved us all and we loved him. We will miss him so much; his wit, humour, sarcasm advice, one-liners, advice and expertise.
Dave was born May 9, 1946 to Lambert and Madeline Anderson, in Fannystelle. In 1956 being a foster child, moving to Arden. It was there he met Alice Mae. The rest is history and they lived happily ever after until his untimely death.
Dave worked so many jobs in his life, it is hard to remember them all; a farm hand in Brookdale, a miner in Snow Lake, Tuktoyaktuk, ambulance driver in The Pas, cook at Limestone and Broadlands, Merchant Navy in Vietnam, and others. He was a loyal employee for 27+ years with Jay-Em Hauling and recently with AML. He loved all his various careers. He did them all. He especially loved driving the northern winter roads. His favourite T.V. shows, Ice Road Truckers and Storage Wars.
Dave was a very enthusiastic fisherman and loved fishing with his mother-in-law Joyce. They loved the challenge of cat-fishing and the fun of ice-fishing.
Dave was a fighter throughout his life. He had a strong will to live and love. He did not let all the troubles of the world get the better of him. His attitude, although very stubborn, was always positive. He was kind, honest, caring, generous and happy-go-lucky. He lived a full life doing the things he loved; fishing, afternoon coffee meetings at Drifters, stopping in at Riverdale for Georgette’s garlic soup, chatting, telling stories. Wherever he went and whatever he did he made amazing friends along the way. Dave had an infectious way of making lifetime friends (Calvin, Vicky, Billy and Doreen) and his spirit will live on in all of us.
Special thanks to Dr. Sayfee, St. Boniface Hospital and especially nurse Colleen.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, Beausejour with Rev. Ed Loucks officiating. The family welcomes you to join them inside the chapel or in the parking lot of Sobering Funeral Chapel and tuning your radio to 98.1 FM. If you are in the parking lot, there will be an opportunity to sign the guest register from your vehicle. Men, please wear a plaid shirt and a cap, just as Dave would want. Casual wear!
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations are gratefully accepted to help Alice move forward. Please contact Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org
A livestream of the funeral service can be accessed through the WEBEX app on your mobile phone or visit on your PC. Enter the Meeting Number: 2550 825 8911 and Password: spGSemc2m29 to view the livestream.
Private family interment will take place at a later date.
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