Mr. Knud Andersen of Red Deer, formerly of Elnora, passed away at Bethany CollegeSide Care on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the age of 88 years. On May 8, 1952 he and Hjordis married in Syling, Norway and two months later immigrated to Canada with $75.00 in their pockets. 2012 marked both their 60th wedding anniversary and 60 years in Canada. Knud spent the first year in Canada working for two farmers before moving to Calgary in 1953. In 1957 Knud and Hjordis bought a farm by Elnora which they farmed part time until they decided to leave Calgary and begin farming full time in 1977. Knud worked hard to support his family and build a life in his new country Canada. He saw his kids receive college education and begin families of their own. Knud was well known for his dancing skills. Knud began farming with horses and ended with tractors. Knud will be forever remembered by his loving wife, Hjordis of 60 years; two sons, Lorne of Edmonton and Dean (Lavonne) of Regina; three daughters, Gwen (Paul) Betts of Lehi, Utah, Diane (Keith) Doerksen of Huxley and Wendy (Grant) Veroba of Perth, Australia. Knud will also forever be cherished by his ten grandchildren, Mitch, Matt, Mark, Craig, Steven, Danielle, Chris, Devon, Brittany and Cameron. In honor of Knud’s life, a memorial service will be held at the Bethany CollegeSide Community Hall, 99 College Circle, Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglington Avenue W., Suite 1600, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1K8.

Condolences may be sent or viewed at

Arrangements in care of Gary Anderson,

Funeral Director at


6287 – 67 A Street

(Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.