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George Anderson
January 15, 1919 - July 11, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">ANDERSON, George W. <br>January 15, 1919 - July 11, 2016 <br> <br>George passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Southwood Care Centre in Calgary, at the age of 97 years. <br><br>He was born and educated in Calgary, and married his neighbourhood sweetheart, Irene Tillett, in 1941. Together they celebrated 73 years of marriage before Irene’s death in 2014. <br><br>George is also predeceased by their only son, Dr. Lawrence Anderson in 1978; brothers Albert and Stanley, and his parents David and Margaret Anderson. <br><br>George joined The Royal Canadian Air Force in 1939, where he served in the supply area for 27 years. He also served briefly with the United Nations Emergency Force in Italy. George retired in 1966 as CD Flt/Lt. Over the following 10 years he worked with Parks Canada in Purchasing. <br><br>George was also a member of St. Mark’s Masonic Lodge since 1949. George was a willing helper, a generous, diligent and thorough person. He had a very full and rewarding life and will be remembered by all for his great memory and sharp mind. <br><br>He is survived by his sister-in-law Joan Forsgren and her husband Norman Forsgren, and several nieces and nephews. <br><br>Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Deer Park United Church (77 Deerpoint Road SE) at 11:00 A.M. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of choice.</div>