BARRY EDWARD ANDERSON
March 3, 1936 – July 11, 2013
Barry Anderson of Bentley, AB passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on July 11, 2013 at the age of 77 years old, with his wife lovingly at his side. Barry will be dearly missed by his wife of 53 years, Ruth, their son Martin (Verda), daughter Kerrine Azougarh (Hassan), and grandsons Jared and Jeremie. Barry is also survived by his siblings Ritchie (Ruth) of Calgary, Carole Enns (Karl) of Edmonton, Vern of Vancouver, and David (Martha) of Mexico and beloved cousin Ron (Charlotte) Tonks of Nashville. Barry was predeceased by his mother Dorothy (Kion) Anderson in 1993. Barry will be remembered for his “punny” sense of humour, his quiet, easy going, calm and compassionate demeanour, and his unceasing faith in the Lord.
Barry was born in Vancouver, went to bible school at Canadian Bible College (CBC) in Regina where he met the love of his life, Ruth, and completed a degree in theology. He then completed an Education degree from University of British Columbia before they wed in 1960. Barry started his first career as a school teacher in Montreal, then Canmore, Calgary and finally Red Deer (Mountview Elementary School). His second career was as a realtor in Red Deer and then farm realtor in the Bentley area. Their final career together was running a bed & breakfast in their home before finally retiring in their 70s.
Barry and Ruth enjoyed their retirement years together in their countryside home outside Bentley. Although Barry’s pancreatic cancer and kidney failure was sudden, a shock to him and the family, his suffering was very brief.
A memorial service was held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at the Alliance Community Church Sylvan Lake, AB 4404 47 Ave. Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1P1.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barry’s name to Ambrose University College (150 Ambrose Circle SW, Calgary, AB, T3H 0L5), formerly his alma mater CBC.