(Rev.) Arthur Murray Anderson BA. BD. STM.
The family of Rev. Art Anderson is sad to share the news of his death at his home on February 19, 2017, after a prolonged period of illness. In the midst of our deep grief there is joy for his release from the isolation of his vascular dementia, and gratitude for the gift of his gentle loving soul to our family. Art is mourned by his devoted wife Margaret, beloved daughter Margot Dyble (Dave), grandchildren Dylan and Christopher Anderson, Adam Dyble (Holly) and Shannon Dyble, two great grandchildren, two younger brothers and many nieces and nephews and treasured friends. Art was predeceased by his parents, an older brother, Rev. Fred Anderson, and a son Tim Anderson (Diane). He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and loyal friend. Art was well known in Chilliwack as the minister of Carman United Church (1981-1991). He was Minister Emeritus of Carman. He was the founding president of the Chilliwack Hospice Society, a several year member of the board of Chilliwack Community Services. Though not a member of Rotary, Art was awarded Rotary’s Paul Harris Award, presented to honour his work in founding Hospice. Over his 57 year career, Art served six United Church congregations in BC and one United Church of Christ in Boston Mass., while studying for his Master’s degree. He also servced the BC United Church Conference office as Executive Secretary and in another appointment was the Personnel Minister for BC Conference. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at Carman United Church on Saturday, March 11 at 1pm, followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, a gift to the Carman Memorial Endowment Fund or Carman United Church or a charity of your choice would be most appreciated.