Anderson, Donald William

May 26, 1936 ~ February 13, 2018

ANDERSON, Donald – Age 81, passed away at Oaks Retirement Village, Wallaceburg, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Beloved husband of Doris Anderson (Northcott).Cherished father of Marnie (Keith) Burrell. Grandfather of Dr. Alishya (Bruce) Burrell and Bryan Burrell and Alec and Presley Knowles. Loved brother of Joyce (John) Henderson, Joan (Robert) Jackson and Melvin (Becky) Anderson. Predeceased by Son Marc Duane Anderson (2007), brother Dr. Robert Kenneth Anderson (2000), Sister-in-law Jitske Anderson (Schaafsma) (1998), sister Melba Anderson (1941), Brother Bruce Anderson (1946). Don loved his life of farming on the sixth line of Moore. He will be missed by family and friends. We will miss his wonderful smile and laugh. A special thank you to the staff of the Oaks Retirement Village of Wallaceburg for the amazing care and love you showed Don. You guys went above and beyond to make this hard journey bearable, you are adored. Cremation has taken place.

Funeral Service
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Sixth Line United Church at 11:00 am.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sixth Line United Church or Heart and stroke Foundation.

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  1. Doris and family
    Sorry I didn’t get a chance to talk to any of you after the memorial service, but wanted to let you know that we have been thinking about your family and and praying that you would experience the grace of God in a new and personal way in your time of loss. I have a lot of good memories of times spent with Don at the coffee shop in Brigden . Our families go back a few generations.

  2. Dear Marnie and family
    We are so sorry to hear of Dad’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Bruce & Cathy

  3. Doris so sorry to hear of Dons’ passing miss you both at cards. He was a great guy had a lot of fun with Don. Our prayers are with and your family. Ernie and Ruth Ann (Grandma Ruth) Cowan) Spicer

  4. Dear Doris and family….so sorry to hear of the passing of Don.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  5. Our sincere condolences Doris to you and the family on Don’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Doris and family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of Don. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Cathy (formerly of Corunna Library)

  7. My heart goes out to Doris, Marnie, Keith, and the family. It was a great privilege to be with Don during his last days. Don was such a kind, loving man and will be missed very much at the Oaks.

  8. Dear Marnie, Keith and family
    We send our most heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear father. Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow and reflection. With love, Tanya and Gord

  9. Don will be certainly be missed by everyone that knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time in your lives.

  10. Our sincere sympathy to you Doris,Marnie,Keith and families on Don’s passing.Always a pleasure to talk to and a wonderful smile.He will be missed by all.

  11. To the Anderson family!
    Many fond memories of Don at Auctions and farm meetings.
    He will be missed on the 6th line!
    Scott and Susan Stephens

  12. Doris and Family
    We are so sad to hear of Don’s passing.
    We miss him at the card parties at Thompson gardens. He always had some stories to tell everyone.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time
    Cherish the memories you have of Don.
    John and Jeanne Pretty.

  13. Doris and family, we are so sorry for the loss of a husband, father and grandfather. We will miss him sitting behind us at church. Such a kind and friendly man. He fought hard but it wasn’t meant to be. Our prayers and sincere sympathies. Gord and Barb

  14. To the Anderson Family,
    Don was such a kind gentleman. We know he will be sadly missed by so many. Our sincere condolences to you all.

  15. Marnie, Keith and family Our sympathy on the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. Wayne fondly remembers Don at auctions. There will be no market for tile scoops now. You are in our prayers. Wayne & RuthAnne Annett

  16. Joan, Bob and family.
    Our sincere sympathy on your brothers death. I am sure he will be missed on the sixth line of Moore

  17. Thoughts and prayers to Don’s family and friends. He was a gentle, wonderful man and will be truly missed at the Oaks. Forever in our hearts. Big hugs to Marnie, Doris and the rest of the family.

  18. Doris, Marnie &Keith, and all the Anderson family
    We are sorry to learn of Donalds’passing, a 6th line stalwart.
    Our thoughts and prayers to all.
    Joyce Trapp, Elaine & Kyle Montgomery.

  19. He was always Uncle Donald to me even though he was my mother’s cousin. A good farmer and a gentleman gone. Hugs to Marnie and family

  20. Keith and Marnie and family, we are very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. May you find comfort in memories you hold dear.
    Jim and Carol Dawson and family