Arvid ANDERSON

ANDERSON Arvid September 24, 2008 Arvid Hjalmar Anderson went be with his Lord and Saviour and beloved wife, Bertha Rose, on September 24, 2008 at the age of 95. Arvid was born on June 21, 1913 to Carl Oscar and Signe Elizabeth Anderson on the family farm in the Diamond Valley district, where he was raised, and attended Diamond Valley School. In 1940, Arvid met the love of his life while attending Bible College in Port Coquitlam, and were married June 21, 1941, on Arvid's 28th birthday. Shortly afterward, they took their first pastoral position, and continued in the ministry in various locations across western Canada, until problems with his voice caused him to retire. Arvid then started a carpentry business that kept him employed in the town of Eckville until retirement. He was very active in his community and served as a town councillor and Mayor for several years. He also served on the Eckville Credit Union Committee and was active in the Diamond Valley Church, where he was a board member and taught the Adult Sunday Bible Study. In later years, he was active in the Alhambra Church. Arvid will be greatly missed and forever loved by his family; two daughters, May (Brian) Van de Wark of Calgary and Beverly (Neil) Kuhn of Surrey, B.C., and one son, Bryan (Carol) Anderson of Red Deer, six grandchildren; Cindy (Alan) Warnock, Shannon (Roy) Weiler, Shelley (Ken) Cruz, Loralee Kuhn, Shane Kuhn, and Mike Anderson, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. He is also survived by his two brothers, Allan (Cora) Anderson and Harry Brooks and by numerous nieces and nephews. Arvid was predeceased by his loving wife, only a short 24 days ago, and also by two sisters, Astrid Anderson and Myrtle Bott, and one brother, Alford Brooks. Family and friends will share in a celebration of Arvid's life on Saturday, September 27, 2008. Interment will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Diamond Valley Cemetery, and Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home (6150 – 67 Street). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Arvid Anderson may be made directly to the Gideon Bible Society (P.O. Box 3619 STN Main, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 9Z9). Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com