Sept. 21, 1913 – Dec. 9, 2006
Passed away peacefully in his 93rd year at Chilliwack, B.C., his birthplace and lifelong home.
The eighth andÂ last child of William Reid Anderson and Ann Eliza Anderson (nee Watson),Â he was raised on the family farm on Fairfield Island. He later served in the 28th Armoured Division Regiment of the 4th Canadian Armoured Division, seeing action in the Normandy invasion, the battle for the bridge at Arnheim, the Battle of the Bulge and the ensuing occupation of Germany.
While on leave in Edinburgh, Scotland, Neil married Jean Pont and atÂ war’s end they settled in Chilliwack,Â raising three sons.
He worked for 30 yearsÂ as an electrician, retiringÂ in 1978 at age 65. He found adventure in bicycling trips through Canada,Â Australia, New Zealand and France.
Predeceased by his parents and older siblings,Â his memoryÂ is engraved onÂ the hearts ofÂ his three sons Alan, Ross and Glen, daughter-in-law Marilyn, grandsons Aaron and Evan, and grandaughter Danielle. We love you; we miss you.
At his request there will be no service, his life being celebrated privately by family.