LORNE EDWARD ANDERSON, age 72, of Vernon died Feb. 22, 2003 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital after a brief of illness. Beloved husband of Susan Anderson of Vernon; proud father of M/Cpl. Glen Anderson of Cold Lake, Ab., Vicky Stallabrass of Whitehorse, Brian Anderson of Port Coquitlam and Sean Anderson of Calgary; grandfather of Megan and Haley Stallabrass of Whitehorse and Calvin and Randy Anderson of Calgary. Lorne was one of 10 children born to rural Saskatchewan pioneers, Lorne further is survived by 8 brothers and sisters, Muriel Mezovari of Courtenay, Helen Selnes of Okanagan Falls, Ira Anderson of Penticton, Norma Colbern of Oakhurst Cal., Ray Anderson of Whitehorse, Marie Cook of Okanagan Falls, Dick Anderson of Richmond, and Bernice Stoveold of Comox. He was predeceased by brother Arnold Anderson of Kamloops. Also left to mourn are friends old and new, two generations of nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear ‘in-laws and out-laws,” as Lorne would have said. Lorne was among the earliest RCAF members trained in armament systems. His overseas postings included Germany and North Africa. He remained a Royal Canadian Legion member to his last day. An electrician, Lorne worked for B.C. Hydro 1967 to his retirement in 1993 and was a member of B.C. Hydro Power Pioneers. Most of that period was spent in the small mining community of Gold Bridge, where he and wife Susan homesteaded a small acreage and leased a hunting cabin two days by horseback into the Chilcoltin Mountians. He spearheaded the first community satellite TV system in B.C. and worked with two others to install the world’s most northerly community satellite TV system for three Inuit towns in the NWT. He was a naturalist and bird-watcher, Boy Scout leader, Ski Doo Dealer and member of B.C. Snowmobile Association. He fed his family either the game he shot or what they raised on their little farm, and he remained a member of Vernon Fish and Game Club. Since 1993 he has been a very active Director of Okanagan Shuswap Constituency Association, Reform and now Canadian Alliance Party of Canada and more recently a director of Unity Party of B.C. Lorne happily shared his remarkable range of abilities and knowledge with anyone asking his help. He will be sorely missed. Thanks especially to Dr. Mandreck, the nurses of Three West, and other doctors and staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital and also Dr. D. Wittel for their caring help in our time of need. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Tuesday, February 25th, 2003 at 1:00 PM from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #25 with Mr. Keith Evans officiating.
Those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in
memory of Lorne may do so to the Royal Canadian Legion Br.#25 Vernon. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to
the PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (542-4333)