With a great sense of loss the family of Pricie James “Pike” Anderson announces his sudden passing at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Saturday, September 9th, 2006 at the age of 86 years. He died surrounded by his family and dearest friends. Pike was a lifelong resident of Vernon and spent his entire life ranching at the south end of Swan Lake. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Barbara, to whom he was married for 34 years, his sons; Duane (Elizabeth) of Victoria, B.C., Gene (Nora) of Vernon, B.C., Neil of
Medical Lake, Washington and Grant of Vernon, B.C.,
his “adopted” daughter, Yvonne (Chris) Marshman of
Vernon, B.C., his grandchildren; Richard, Rachel, Elliott, Eric, Olivia, Jessica and Spencer, his sister, Dorothy “Dolly” (George) Hendry of Victoria, B.C. and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his infant son, Nathan on September 9th, 1980, his parents, George & Emily Anderson, his brothers; George “Bud”, Vernon “Butch” and Ivo. Pike was a lifelong cowboy and cattleman. He was a founding member of the Canadian Rodeo Cowboy’s Association, a lifetime member and first ever gold-card holder of the Canadian Team Roper’s Association and honorary lifetime member and gold-card holder of the B.C. Team Roper’s Association. Pike was inducted into the B.C. Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2002 and was a true cowboy in every sense of the word. He could ride and rope with the best and was well respected by his peers. Pike enjoyed Wednesday night poker with “the boys”, fishing and hunting. He had a tremendous love for horses and dogs, especially his Border-Collie, “Rowser” whose ashes will be scattered with his at his request. He was a great friend to many far and wide and was well known for his sense of humor. Pike was a warm, caring person who was always ready to help others. He had a great love for his family. His passing will leave an empty spot in many hearts and he will be remembered with great affection. Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Pike’s Life which will be held at Trinity United Church on Saturday, September 16th, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. with a Reception following in the Church Hall. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Pike to the Vernon Hospice House, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5