Robert (Bob) Warren Anderson age 94 formerly of Swift Current SK, passed away March 9, 2022, at Newmarket Manor in Tisdale, SK after a brief illness. Bob was laid to rest at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Swift Current alongside his wife Lorraine. A gathering to Celebrate the Life of Bob Anderson will be held at a later date.
Bob Anderson was born September 24, 1927 in Swift Current to Harry and Christina (Olson) Anderson. Bob was the second of six children. He grew up on a farm north of Webb, SK and went to Blessum School near Webb until grade 8.
As a youngster, he enjoyed playing ball in the summer and hockey in the winter.
When Bob was done school, he worked on various farms in the area. In 1948 he moved to Swift Current and worked at the Food Market and then Safeway in Swift Current and Regina. In 1966 Bob started his own grocery store in Webb, Sk. "Economy Cash and Carry". The store was heavily damaged by fire in 1974 and Bob was able to escape the blaze with minor injuries. He rebuilt and continued to operate this successful business until he sold it in 1982. He was also the Postmaster at Webb and served on Webb's Town Council. Bob worked at Home Hardware for several years until his retirement. Bob was an honest man who worked hard to provide for his family. He was kind and caring, often helping friends and strangers alike.
In 1952 Bob married Lorraine Unger from the Braddock Area and they were blessed with five children. They celebrated 57 years of marriage shortly before Lorraine's passing in 2009.
Throughout his life Bob enjoyed fishing, curling, baseball, playing cards and games, doing puzzles, and dancing. His lifelong love was bowling. He started in 1948 and continued throughout his life. His last bowling game was at Tisdale Lanes just two months prior to his passing. Bob mastered this sport and won countless awards and championships, including Gold, Silver, and Bronze at the national level. In later years Bob, along with his best friend Ron Popien, spent many hours together fishing.
Although Bob did not travel often, he did take several memorable trips usually to visit family. He and Lorraine travelled to California several times to visit Jim, Mady and their family. In his later years Bob travelled to New Zealand on two occasions to visit his daughter Allison and to North Carolina to see his brother Jim.
In his 89th year, Bob made the decision to leave Swift Current and relocate to Tisdale to be near family. With declining health, he had the support of loved ones to assist him in his final years. Bob was able to live on his own until the last month of his life.
Bob was predeceased by is wife Lorraine in 2009, his parents Harry and Christina, brothers Arthur & James, sister Shirley, a dear friend Elizabeth Bolianatz, and his Daughter-in-law Heather.
Bob Anderson is survived by his Five children: Bob Anderson (Karen Smith) of Saskatoon, Bonnie Anderson of Calgary, Judy Anderson-Best (Keith Best) of Calgary, Jenny Janke (Gary) of Tisdale, Allison Wudrich of New Zealand.
Six Grandchildren and Eleven Great-grandchildren: Dale Schwartz (Kirsten) children Jordan & Jack: Keon Schwartz; Kendra Anderson (Dagan Nish), children Everett and Maro; Scott Janke (Erin), children Mae and Marshall; Shane Janke, children Blake and Rowan; Travis Janke (Tiegan), children William, Andrew, and Blair.
Sisters Lois Falk (Larry) and Donna Nerada (Julian), Brother-in-Law Arthur Unger, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Donations in Robert Anderson's memory would be greatly appreciated by the family and can be made to KidSport Tisdale - Box 1990, Tisdale SK S0E 1TO / online at kidsportcanada.ca/Saskatchewan/Tisdale, or to a charity of the donors choosing.
Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home, Swift Current and Barron's Funeral Chapel, Tisdale. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.
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